YONKERS, NY — October 22, 2018 — “Yonkers is in the midst of a revival, so let’s give the voters the chance to keep the leadership that is responsible for it, “ said Chamber President Kevin Cacace, adding, “It would be a mistake to deny the voters the chance to continue the progress we’ve made in the past several years.”
“Our members are the people who provide jobs and who underpin our tax base,” said Cacace, “They see how Yonkers is finally growing, is finally a place where thousands of new homes are being built and is working on regaining financial stability. We do not believe that this is a time to force untested and inexperienced leadership upon the public.” Cacace outlined numerous reasons for supporting the modification of term limits.
“Our school graduation rate is 83 percent, the first big city in the state to reach that milestone. We have $3 billion in commercial and residential development completed or underway. We have 4,000 units of housing under construction, including hundreds of units of affordable housing thanks to the City’s first ever affordable housing ordinance. We have the lowest crime rate since we’ve been keeping records, and according to Westchester County Government’s own tax office our property values are increasing at rates that are among the highest in Westchester. “
“Why would we possibly deny the voters the opportunity to stick with the team that accomplished all this?” asked Cacace.
Cacace said Chamber of Commerce members will be contacting City Council members and urging them to support the legislation, which has bi-partisan support from both political parties.