Legislative Achievements/Initiatives:

  • Amended the law governing Rockland County Sewer District One in 2016 correcting certain deficiencies in response to the economic bungling and mismanagement under the supervision of former Ramapo Supervisor, Christopher St. Lawrence. The changes included creating a board of equals among equals, improving the selection process of commissioners, attendance requirements and term limits for the chairman.
  • Sponsored/drafted a memorializing resolution, unanimously approved by the Legislature, to eliminate the cross-border sales and use tax requirement in the State of New York as unfair to Rockland residents. The resolution has currently been introduced as a bill in the New York State Assembly.
  • Required a quarterly report to be submitted by Sewer District One to the Legislature to provide oversight over Sewer District One litigation, fines, attendance and activities. 
  • Sponsored/drafted a memorializing resolution, unanimously approved by the Legislature, to amend the New York State Municipal Finance Law to allow local government to obtain lines of credit from banks, as opposed to bonding, saving thousands in fees. The resolution is currently at the New York State Assembly for review.
  • Sponsored/drafted the resolution, unanimously approved by the Legislature, reducing the stipulated pay for any Sewer District One Chairman from $20,000.00 to $7,500.00.
  • Authored the Citizens Protection Act/Truth in Donating Law for the Village of Airmont, passed unanimously by the village board in May of 2018. The law requires contributors to certify their campaign donations are their own funds and not from a third party (Straw Donor).
  • Negotiated a $50,000.00 reduction in Sewer District One outside counsel attorney fees in 2020.
  • Sponsored/drafted a memorializing resolution, unanimously approved by the Legislature, requiring LLC’S to be on-going business concerns for the purpose of campaign finance donations. The resolution required those donations to come from the profits of the business only.
  • Sponsored/drafted the resolution, unanimously approved by the Legislature, requiring Sewer District One and the Rockland County Law Department to combine all sewer district legal actions being handled separately into the sewer district quarterly report, eliminating any potential holes in oversight and transparency.
  • Called for an investigation into the campaign finance donations of a Rockland County Family Court Judge, writing an article outlining the possible violations. The article led to several media outlets inquiring and reporting the story.
  • Exposed the potential toxic soil piles in Western Ramapo by Sewer District One and the $400,000.00 initial contract advance never spent to remove the soil under the supervision of former Sewer District Chairman, Christopher St. Lawrence. Ramapo has since agreed to repay the funds under stipulation with Sewer District One and has repaid $80,000.00 to date.
  • Questioned and contacted the District Attorney regarding a Ramapo Planning Board member and Bank President for apparently voting in the affirmative on sub-division approvals on properties that his bank had an existing construction loan on leading to his immediate resignation.
  • Exposed the questionable mortgage table flip involving a former Ramapo Town Councilman on the Bluefield Extension development in Ramapo. 
  • Only elected official to write a letter to District Court Judge, Cathy Seibel, urging prison time on the conviction of former Ramapo Supervisor, Christopher St. Lawrence.
  • Sponsored/drafted a memorializing resolution to hold those who pay individuals to protest to be held civilly liable for any property damage caused by those individuals. 
  • Negotiated a park with the prospective purchaser of the SAIN Building at a cost to the purchaser of $100,000.00 as part of the proposed sale.
  • Attempted to establish an Office of Rockland County Inspector General to assist the public in matters that they feel have been ignored by the local District Attorney, FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Member of Rockland County Sheriff’s New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative; 2020 – 2021.
  • Member of the Rockland County Legislature’s Budget and Finance Committee, 4 years; 2017 – 2020.
  • Adviser to CUPON (Citizens United to Protect our Neighborhoods) and their various chapters.
  • Have written over 20 articles over the course of the last seven years for various social media outlets informing Rockland residents of the bad behavior of their local government.