The public will get its first chance to provide input into the Westchester County Airport master plan Thursday night at Westchester County Center in White Plains. The $1.4 million plan, which was five years in the making, was published in May, four months past its Jan. 1 deadline. The meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., will include a presentation by Dennis Yap, president of DY Consultants, whose firm drew up the plan.
Opponents to privatization of Westchester County Airport fear the loss of accountability if the county inks a 40-year lease with a private equity firm because major decisions over the airport’s future would be left to profit-driven investment bankers. They want it kept under public control, with the county Board of Legislators and county administration in charge – and accountable to Westchester residents come election time.
Opponents of Westchester County Airport privatization will rally outside the County Office Building in downtown White Plains this afternoon, urging the Astorino administration to drop its plan to lease the transportation hub for the next 40 years in return for an infusion to cash to balance the county budget. The rally, set for 5:30 p.m. at 148 Martine Ave., comes 10 days before resident will have their first opportunity to provide input to county officials on the county’s draft master plan.
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