On October 2, 2012, BEST4NY held a community forum and information meeting, “Solving New York’s Unfunded Mandate Crisis,” in Bedford, Westchester County, NY. The distinguished speakers were:
- Brian Kolb (NYS Assemblyman – Canandaigua), New York State Assembly Minority Leader;
- George Oros, Chief of Staff for Westchester County Executive, Rob Astorino; and
- Mary Foster, Mayor – City of Peekskill, Member of Mayoral Task Force on Mandate and Property Tax Relief of the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM); and
- Lisa Davis, Executive Director, Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association
The non-school district sponsored forum was held at Fox Lane Middle School in Bedford Central School District (“BCSD”). Susan Wollin, President of the BCSD Board of Education, gave welcoming remarks and discussed BCSD's perspective on mandates. Further BCSD information about mandates is HERE.
After the event, Minority Leader Kolb signed BEST4NY's mandate relief petition as no. 1321. You can sign, too. Join him and 1300+ other New Yorkers, including forum speakers George Oros and Lisa Davis, and BCSD Board of Education members Wollin, Grant, Goldstein, and former board members, Anderson, Markowski, Santomero – CLICK HERE AND SIGN BEST4NY'S BIPARTISAN ONLINE MANDATE RELIEF PETITION. Anonymous signatures are permitted.