Disbrow/Thruway Proposal

The Mayor and City Council majority used a flawed process to rush through a plan for Disbrow Park. It relied on limited public input, mostly from a misleading survey that had no financial information and was initially sent only to Disbrow neighbors. It also included a hidden plan to move Public Works to another neighborhood; this was not disclosed in the survey or the consultant’s report. Public outrage over the plan’s flaws, including a staggering $50M+ price tag, forced the Mayor to backtrack in his expressed support, at the same time that he was taking covert actions to advance it. To do this he overstepped his authority as mayor by acting independently of the Council, asking the Governor to veto a relevant bill and conferring with the Mayor of Port Chester about shared use.