Getting Things Done!
We are a nonpartisan ticket. Supervisor Rob Greenstein and Councilwoman Lisa Katz are registered Democrats. Deputy Supervisor Adam Brodsky is unaffiliated. The New Castle Republican Party is endorsing us because they believe we are the best candidates for the town regardless of party. They are putting the interests of the residents and our community above all. We do the same! We are also endorsed by the Independence Party.
Four years ago, we ran for office because we wanted to change the status quo in Town government. We were frustrated by what we saw: ever-increasing property taxes, unresponsive leadership, lack of vision and little community involvement. There was absolutely no communication from our elected officials. Nothing actually got done and the Town Board made some colossal blunders with the Chappaqua Crossing and Conifer projects.
We all share a core value–we think that local government is about delivering results that residents can feel and appreciate. We are not motivated by political ambitions or ideologies, and believe in nonpartisan leadership.
Town Supervisor Rob Greenstein started the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce. He started the New Castle eNewsletter and the Town’s Distracted Driving campaign. No one works harder than Rob.
Deputy Town Supervisor Adam Brodsky is leading our Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project. This is the biggest public works projects in recent Town history.
Councilwoman Lisa Katz led the effort to save the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center from demolition. Lisa has been working tirelessly to make the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center a fabulous amenity for our community.
We promised a new approach, and we delivered! We think the results speak for themselves …
- Resolved Chappaqua Crossing, the most controversial land use application in our Town’s history
- Planned and launched a massive infrastructure and streetscape project in downtown Chappaqua–all critical steps towards revitalization
- Helped recruit DeCicco’s to Millwood
- Saved over $3,000,000 over the course of the seven-year contract with new garbage contract
- Saved close to $1,000,000 over the past four years with Workers Compensation premiums
- Tripled our paving budget without raising taxes.
- Saved the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center from demolition and turned it into an exciting new venue for music and arts performances
- Started eNewsletter–a new communication staple in the community
- Started the Distracted Driving initiative–currently being duplicated in other communities throughout country
- Adopted a new Ethics Code (last amended in 1989)
- Implemented numerous sustainability initiatives, including:
- Reusable Bag Initiative
- Single Stream Recycling
- Energize NY Finance
- Solarize Westchester
- Westchester Power
- Adopted new Comprehensive Plan (last revised in 1989)
Created numerous new citizen advisory committees to boost community involvement, including…
- Mandate Relief Committee
- Streetscape Committee
- New Castle Arts & Culture Committee
- Exceptional People of New Castle
- Task Force on Health and Wellness
- Community Inclusion and Diversity Committee
- Community Preparedness Committee
- The New Castle Youth Civics Action Committee
- Downtown Business Development Committee
- Coyote Management Task Force
- Coyote Awareness and Safety Advisory Committee
- Adopted new administrative policies for land use escrows, non-union employee payouts, vehicle use, anti-harassment and discrimination, and equal employment opportunity
- Revamped Town’s website.
We continue to believe that local government should be nonpartisan. Our public service as local officials should focus squarely on the best interests of New Castle residents, and not politics and political labels. The local issues facing our Town are neither Republican nor Democrat issues.
We will continue to deliver results for our community by …
- Restoring our infrastructure and revitalizing our business hamlets
- Saving money and keeping taxes flat
- Improving services and amenities for residents
- Continuing to communicate with residents and engage the community
- Exploring new ways to be a Green Community, such as with solar power and electric vehicles
- Making our Town a destination for arts & cultural events
- Paving and repairing our roads
- Improving safety throughout our community
- Being tireless, responsive, accessible and proactive
Once again, our nonpartisan, results-driven vision and philosophy is unique. We continue to believe that local elections should not be about politics and voting along party lines. Experience, sound judgment, work ethic and the ability to produce results matter most. The last thing we need here is more divisive partisan politics. We will continue to focus on the local issues that were ignored for so long. New Castle residents deserve nothing less. We are proud of our record of having done more in four years than in the past 25. We have dealt with the challenges we inherited and deliver results. We have the experience and drive to continue our work.
Please support Greenstein, Brodsky & Katz on Tues, Nov. 7th. Read more about our record: teamnewcastle.org