Ali RosenNov 29, 2017, 11:39 pmNov 30, 2017, 12:17 pm

County budget concerns at the forefront at public hearing in Mt. Kisco

Residents came out to express their desire for more funding for organizations and topics they deem essential

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MOUNT KISCO — Residents overflowed the room at the Mount Kisco Library on Wednesday to voice their concerns about the Westchester County 2018 Operating Budget.

Advocates for the immigrant community, the county parks, healthcare, and child services all held signs and explained their needs for funding.

According to the Democratic Caucus, the budget presented to them by County Executive Rob Astorino has a budget gap of roughly $30 million.

In a statement, County Legislator Lyndon Williams of Mount Vernon says that the budget hole has a lot to do with defunding many of the programs residents came out to support and the speculative revenue projections.

County Executive-elect George Latimer says that he has met with many of the county's legislators about the proposed budget.

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