I am pleased that Greenburgh was selected as the forum for an important community meeting this Saturday morning at 10 AM at the Greenburgh Public Library. State Senator Malcolm Smith, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins, the regional congressional delegation and Westchester State Senate delegation will provide details of the massive federal stimulus package.
The Senate Majority’s local members will host a variety of state agencies that will explain how New Yorkers will benefit from these funds. As I am sure you are aware our country is currently experiencing some of the most difficult financial times that we have seen in decades. Unfortunately as the credit market has tightened, foreclosures on homes and massive layoffs have become a reality for many New Yorkers.
Seeking to remedy the effects of this economic downturn, the Federal government recently passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Our State was able to secure $24.1 billion of the stimulus money.
How will this impact the average New Yorker?
The funds will be spent in a variety of ways that seek to preserve healthcare and education funding, stabilize our economy through job creation and green energy initiatives, provide continued support for our most vulnerable citizens and improve infrastructure and transportation.
This will mean the creation of new jobs and the infusion of money into public agencies. It will provide assistance to homeless shelters, more financial aid to college students and childcare for low-income workers. Some funds are specifically intended to clean our drinking water supply and make our public buildings more energy efficient. The potential benefit to our communities is enormous and it is essential that New Yorkers understand how this money will impact them.
SENATE MAJORITY TOWN HALL ON FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE
Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervis
Saturday, April 25th
Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, New York