Earlier this year the Greenburgh Town Board appropriated funds to revamp our website: www.greenburghny.com. A citizens technology committee met, reviewed competing bids and selected a company called CivicPlus that has experience with other municipal websites around the country.
I will be meeting with the company on Thursday morning. Greenburgh was among the first communities (possibly the first) in Westchester to have a website. However--we have fallen behind other communities that have much better sites. Lots of clutter. Very difficult to search for information. If you have any concerns about our current website, thoughts or suggestions as to what features you'd like to see the new website have,-please share it with me before my meeting on Thursday. I will discuss with the web designer.
Very excited and pleased that our State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins is making NY history today. The following article is from the NYplaybook at Politico, a website that covers NYS politics. This is great for Greenburgh.
MAJORITY LEADER STEWART-COUSINS — Women in New York voted for governor for the first time in 1918, almost two years before ratification of 19th amendment, which allowed women to vote nationwide. And yet, while New York was ever so slightly ahead of the game on women's suffrage, in the years since it hasn't exactly been a trendsetter in promoting women to powerful positions in government. There's yet to be a woman governor or a woman mayor of the state's largest city. Women lost ground in the New York City Council in the most recent 2017 elections. And no woman has ever led a majority conference in the Legislature, leading to the embarrassingly perennial cliche of "three men in a room" deciding all important matters of state in Albany, not to mention the $153 billion budget.
Until now, that is.
As Jimmy Vielkind points out in the Wall Street Journal, Andrea Stewart-Cousins has spent years preparing for what will happen today in Albany, when she is officially selected to lead the Senate's Democratic conference next year. And that, of course, means she will be the chamber's majority leader, becoming the first woman to preside over one of the Legislature's two chambers. It's 2018.
New York women — Republicans and Democrats alike — have always made an extraordinary impact on state policy and politics through the years as civic activists, social reformers, and elected officials. And this year has been a watershed for women in state politics, with the elevation of Barbara Underwood to become the state's first female attorney general, and the election of Letitia James as the first African-American female attorney general.
Senator Stewart-Cousins is writing history today.