Wednesday, January 21, 2009

GERALD BENJAMIN- GUEST ON MY RADIO PROGRAM FRIDAY AT 10---WE WILL DISCUSS CONSOLIDATION, SHARING SERVICES, GOVERNMENT REFORMS, ELIMINATING COUNTY GOV


Gerald Benjamin, a prominent Dean at SUNY New Paltz,who has written extensively and commented on state and local government, will be my guest on WVOX Radio this Friday at 10-11 AM (WVOX 1460 AM). Mr. Benjamin and I will discuss efforts to reform state and local governments. We will also discuss consolidation, sharing services and the growing movement to push for the abolishment of county governments. Listeners can call in at 636-0110 with your questions.
Dean Benjamin served as chief elected officer in Ulster County for two years. WVOX Radio programs are streamed live on the internet-www.wvox.com .

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

WARNING
i been picking up garbage for over 20+ years do not buy garbage pails with wheels on them(dont listen to paul)when they are empty they will blow and roll all over(i know)town code states that each household can have only two 20 gallon garbage pails check with paul or town web site.THE SANITATION DEPT WILL IN FORCE THIS CODE STARTING 1/26/09 WITH CURB SIDE PICK UP ONLY

hal samis said...

Another example of the Town Supervisor earning his Greenburgh paycheck.

Anonymous said...

Consolidate what???????????

Anonymous said...

listen to the show

Anonymous said...

"growing movement to push for the abolishment of county governments"

What needs to be abolished first is the antiquated township system which was designed to serve rural, sparsely settled areas.

Are you 4 real ?? said...

Anonymous said...
WARNING
i been picking up garbage for over 20+ years do not buy garbage pails with wheels on them(dont listen to paul)when they are empty they will blow and roll all over(i know)town code states that each household can have only two 20 gallon garbage pails check with paul or town web site.THE SANITATION DEPT WILL IN FORCE THIS CODE STARTING 1/26/09 WITH CURB SIDE PICK UP ONLY

1/21/2009 6:42 PM
When I receive notification of this law I will comply . If no letter your scare tactics are useless.

Hartsdale Home Owner said...

How about consolidating the GC and Elmsford school districts? Both are small, underpopulated and over-staffed. Surely significant tax savings would result.

Anonymous said...

How about merging all the schools, Fire Dept's, and Police Dept's in Greenburgh!

Anonymous said...

true, dont need ELMSFORD POLICE,ARDSLEY POLICE,AND IRVINGTON ,SHOULD BE ALL CALLED THE CITY OF GREENBURGH.TOO MANY HIGH SCHOOLS.ALL YOU NEED IS ONE LARGE CAMPUS.DO AWAY WITH SOME OF DO NOTHING TEACHERS.THATS HOW YOU SAVE TAX PAYERS.ALSO ONE DPW.

Anonymous said...

Just stop for a moment and think it through.
If one consolidates all of the Departments of Public Works, Police Departments, and the like, one would then consolidate the various Parks and Recreation departments. Ardsley would get access to Veteran Park, Fairview would have access to Mathiessen Park in Irvington and the Finneran Law would, as the lawyers say, become moot. Then what would happen to this blog?

disappointed said...

paul - i was disappointed in your show. you wasted time with the governor's senate pick.

you could have asked where consolidation has worked in the state. your guest did not have anything really insightful to say other than what everyone knows how locals want control over their police department.

overall - a big nothing other than his statement that objecting to county government on the grounds of its cost or spano's cost is a non-starter.