After facing opposition from the Village of Old Westbury and other municipalities across Long Island, Gov. Kathy Hochul has pulled the provisions that impose statewide and land-use mandates that preempt local zoning power from the upcoming fiscal year budget.
Village of Old Westbury Mayor Edward Novick, who is on the Executive Board of the Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA), and our Board of Trustees worked alongside partners at all levels of government in addition to the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) to combat this proposal. Additionally, the Village Board unanimously passed a resolution earlier this week opposing the proposal.
Mayor Novick and the Board of Trustees issued letters to all New York State officials that represent Old Westbury demanding immediate action be taken to have this unwarranted proposal removed from Governor Hochul’s proposed budget. Earlier this month, a joint letter addressed to the Governor was sent by Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino in partnership with Mayor Novick and other local mayors requesting this item be removed.