Astorino Meets HUD Secretary Donovan on Ruling in Westchester’s Housing Settlement

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Astorino WASHINGTON, DC – Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino met in Washington D.C. today with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan. Following the meeting, he met with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Reps. Nan Hayworth and Nita Lowey.

Here is a statement he issued:

"I requested a meeting with Secretary Donovan in attempt to end the impasse created by his department's unprecedented bureaucratic overreaching in regards to Westchester's housing settlement. Our meeting was constructive and candid. Secretary Donovan commended the county for the progress it has made to date. We discussed the many issues surrounding HUD's enforcement approach and attempt to create new requirements beyond the original terms of the agreement. Our differences are many; key among them protecting home rule as it applies to local community zoning and costs that are currently projected to run more than twice than the allocated amount agreed upon in the settlement.

“We will continue our discussions next week, as these are complex matters. This is a process and I'm hopeful our dialogue will result in successful implementation of the settlement, while protecting the rights and interests of Westchester residents.

"Following that hour-long meeting with Secretary Donovan, I met with our other elected officials or their staffs to explain my concerns."

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  1. The Democratic Party was the slavery party and after the civil war the party of Jim Crow.The Solid South meant the south was solidly for the Democratic Party.Todays Democratic Party, is solidly socialist. The only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

  2. Yeah and in the 60s, the racists said that the Feds should leave the south alone because they had segregation under control and it worked well.
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  3. Opposition to crime-ridden government housing is not racism.Opposition to crime-riddn government housing is common sense and support for it is Democratic Party leftist lunacy. The only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

  4. This housing lawsuit was instigated by two leftist Democrats in NYC, who were federally funded($2 million) by a leftist millinaire Democrat congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. This is the same leftist communist representative, who has worked so hard to free communist terrorist Lori Berenson a member of the deadly Maoist Shining Path Party in Peru.The only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

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