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Bramson Bid for County Exec...an inspiring back story...

Tonight I attended a Democratic Delegate's meeting.Mayor of New Rochelle Noam Bramson put his bid in to be the party's possible candidate.

Tonight I attended a Democratic Delegate's meeting. We were fortunate to hear from one of our potential Democratic candidates running for County Executive of Westchester.  Mayor of New Rochelle Noam Bramson put his bid in to be the party's possible candidate.  He would be running against the incumbent Republican, Rob Astorino, if he gets his party's nod.

Westchester County Executive is the head of the executive branch of the Westchester County government. The county executive has power to veto acts of Westchester County Board of Legislators .

The office of Westchester County Executive was created in 1937 when voters approved a new county charter giving the county an executive branch to complement the County Board of Legislators.

Yes, I wiki-ed that!  I did it for all of us. When I look at that definition it brings home, all the more, why I support my New Rochelle leader and neighbor, Noam Bramson. His vision, as he stated, is to help all residence of Westchester bring out the best of all of us toward achieving our best. As a leader in New Rochelle, he has shown tremendous leadership through compassion and action.  He wants to bring that energy to the County level.  I believe he can do it. Here are some quotes from tonight's remarks...."All of us are better off when our community is healthy.....What matters here, Matters everywhere...We need to budget reform...we need to plan for the future..Too easy to forget the future and the big picture...Sustainability and the Quality of our plan is essential for our future
...a Vital economy is needed to move forward"

For me these are all inspiring thoughts.  We nee to re-invigorate our government, especially at the regional level.  As, was note, "regional government matters."

I believe public service is a noble cause and occupation.  Bramson is proof if that.

He knows what it means to govern a diverse economic and culturally
diverse community.
Smart people listen and that's what he does.

He was brought up in a true American household.  His parents were immigrants who had to flee for their lives from their European birthplace. He knows his and his brothers lives were easier because of their strife.
He was taught to understand the world is a big place and he in his path through life can make the world a better place. He is a leader who inspires others to do the same.  Noam Bramson is honorable and sincere in his pursuit of being the county exec. And although will miss him as our immediate leader here in New Rochelle, if he should win it all, we can feel reassured we will always have him to rely on as an executive leader.

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LifeLongResident January 30, 2013 at 07:49 PM
I don't have an opinion about Mr. Bramsom since I don't live in New Rochelle or know his record and this letter doesn't do much to inform. What the writer refers to as "inspiring thoughts" - "All of us are better off when our community is healthy.....What matters here, Matters everywhere...We need to budget reform...we need to plan for the future..Too easy to forget the future and the big picture...Sustainability and the Quality of our plan is essential for our future"...a Vital economy is needed to move forward" - seems to me nothing more than the kind of political rhetoric that any politician on either side of the aisle would put forth. A little substance would do more to inspire me that this hollow verbiage. Hopefully the writer can put something up to back up this clap-trap.
Billy January 30, 2013 at 08:21 PM
Noam's theme is borrow, borrow & borrow some more. He's had 2 budgets that went way over the tax cap. He's got big ideas to move the city yard, but plans to borrow all of the money (to the tune of $25 million) and he's got no idea how the city will pay for those bonds. He thinks downtown is so vibrant, he expanded parking meter times to mid-night. He's overseen millions of dollars of tax abatements that have severely stressed city services & put all the financial burden on homeowners. He's calling now for a 2% utility tax and red light cameras. Wants to transfer other city expenses to homeowners, like fire hydrant replacement. He conveniently releases every budget right after the election and there's no planning past the current year. He's plugged 1 bugdet after another w/gimmicks like bonding. When he proposes cuts to the budget, its always the fire dept & they always get restored. This year he wanted to end curb side leaf pick-up which would've only shifted hundreds of dollars of expens to homeowners. But elimante a sustainablity coordinator? Can't do that. Combine some departments? Can't do that either. All of this might be ok if New Rochelle had streets paved with gold, but take a drive down any street & you feel like your driving on a backwoods road somewhere in the 3rd world. The city maintains nothing that it owns & waits for a hand out to fix anything. He can't figure out what to do with Davids Is either. Last I heard Solar Farm was on the list.
Joyce Furfero July 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM
Haina, Your statements about Noam Bramson are conclusory and lack supporting facts: (1) Noam Bramson's vision is to help all residence of Westchester bring out the best of all of us toward achieving our best. What has Bramson done as Mayor of New Rochelle for SEVEN (7) years to "bring out the best of all of us toward achieving our best"? (2) As a leader in New Rochelle, Bramson has shown tremendous leadership through compassion and action. Where is Bramson's leadership? His idea of leadership (after SEVEN (7) years as Mayor is to dictatorily impose on us a half-baked development, called Echo Bay, that we do NOT want!
Joyce Furfero July 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Haina, Here is some Bramson inspiration for you: (1) I have lived in NR since 1985. I am living in my current house since 1999. My taxes have increased 120% since 1999 and the bulk of these increases have come during Noam Bramson's tenure as Mayor (2006-2013). (2) NR had approximately 40,000 registered voters from the 2010 census for the 2011 mayoral election. Only about 7,000 people voted, giving Bramson about 5,600 and his challenger, Richard St. Paul, approx. 1,600. ONLY 7,200 people voted!!! What does that tell you about the apathy and indifference for BOTH candidates?!?!?! Bramson was elected by approx. 14% of the registered voters. How do you get "leader" out of 14%? I prefer to call Noam Bramson a "pretender."

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