Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino wants to sell off $2 billion in County Airport revenues over 40 years for $150 million. It’s a deal that the Journal News Tax Watch columnist has called a bad deal for taxpayers, with the projected “loss of tens of millions of dollars, and control over the county’s aviation jewel up by Anderson Hill.”
Carolyn Cunningham of Federated Conservationists of Westchester and Journal News columnist David McKay Wilson are set to speak on “The Perils of Privatization at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the SUNY Purchase College Humanities Building Theatre in Purchase.
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How can Astorino enter into secret deals about county owned property? How is that not illegal? And why aren’t taxpayers given the right to at least vote on something of this nature that will ultimately affect so many of us in so many ways? This is the same thing he did with Playland and we have yet to see what the end result of that horrible decision will be, but hundreds of Rye residents remain very unhappy about it. If the airport is privatized everyone who lives near it will ultimately be affected and those of us who use it regularly stand to lose big time. This is just wrong.. He comes up with these ideas and then just crams them down our throats. Why are we allowing him to have this kind of power?