Assemblywoman Galef Discusses Consolidating Municipal Services on “Dear Sandy”

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts Town Supervisors Catherine Borgia of Ossining, and Richard Shea of Philipstown, on her cable television show “Dear Sandy” to discuss their efforts to consolidate services and levels of government within their respective towns which both encompass two villages. Both Borgia and Shea have promoted consolidation within their municipalities. Sandy discusses with them the difficulties, but also the positive outcomes, of consolidating municipal services. Borgia and Shea have both made efforts to consolidate courts, emergency services, and other municipal services as well as worked to merge with Westchester County and other neighboring villages to reduce spending and costs. Additionally, as they were both successful in their respective municipalities, they discuss their experience with consolidating services. Borgia and Shea advise how to deal with the public’s concerns and also how to effectively implement and enact necessary changes. “Catherine and Richard are working hard to find ways to save their communities resources while not compromising services,” said Galef, “I think the work they are doing is immensely important especially in today’s troubling economic times.” To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times.

“Dear Sandy” airs as follows: Cablevision
Fridays, April 8, 15, 22, & 29
at 9:00 P.M. on
Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15

(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison, Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)
Wappingers Falls Channel 21
(Cold Spring, Philipstown North)
Yorktown Channel 74
(Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley) Comcast
Fridays April 8, 15, & 22
at 7:30 P.M.
Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8
Verizon FiOS Customers
Please check your local listings for specific air times.