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COUNCILMAN - YORKTOWN {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

Term: 4 years Salary: $16,208 - $19,575
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What is your position on increasing the supply of fair and affordable housing in your community?

City/Town of Residence Yorktown
Current Political Office Councilman Town of Yorktown
Prior Civic Service Yorktown Housing Board, Yorktown Planning Board, Lions Club, Elks Lodge, Chamber of Commerce and Yorktown Against Heroin
Campaign Email gmbernard@optonline.net
Campaign Phone (914) 582-3379
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City/Town of Residence Yorktown, NY
Current Political Office Yorktown Councilman
Education B.S. Gujarat University (India) M.S. University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Prior Civic Service Donated a lab to Yorktown High School, Chair of the Yorktown Museum, Created Computer Center for Seniors Recruited youth and scouting groups for community plantings and clean ups, Mentor to Scouts, Volunteer in schools teaching about science and encouraging careers in technology, Organized volunteers to build the Gazebo,
Campaign Web Site http://yorktownfirst.com/
Campaign Email vishnuv@optonline.net
People have referred to me as the Conscience of the Yorktown Council. I am the lone voice for fiscal responsibility, open honest government, and environmental protection on a rubber stamp board for an ethically-challenged Supervisor. I advocate for essential needs: repaving decaying roads, fixing dangerous intersections, and better use of technology. And I speak out against expensive unnecessary proposals such as a new highway garage, and Depot Square which would create a new unneeded downtown.
Seniors on fixed incomes, new families- particularly the children of Yorktown residents, struggling working families all need housing that they can afford. For most of the middle class, housing costs are rising much faster than incomes. I support more housing in Yorktown that working families can afford. The housing that we create should be affordable for a wide range of familiy incomes.
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City/Town of Residence Town of Yorktown, NY
Current Political Office None
Education B.S. - Elementary Education
Prior Civic Service Sworn in on January 1, 1990 as Town Clerk. I held that position for 25 years, retiring on December 31, 2015. For three months October, 2007 - December, 2007, I served as Interim Supervisor.
Twitter @yorktownfirst
I believe the most important issue facing the Town of Yorktown is encouraging and providing for public participation in local government. The Town of Yorktown like many local governments are burdened by empty storefronts, aging infrastructure, hazardous intersections and in some areas, persistent flooding problems. It is my belief that you must look inward before developing plans to move forward.
At a public hearing last year when the current board sought to replace the current affordable housing law that Westchester County Legislators hailed as a model ordinance, I opposed the proposal. When I became Town Clerk in 1990, I read the proposal that was on the books, one of the goals outlined in the law was to continue the legacy of having a diverse and inclusive community. As a child, we lived in an affordable housing apartment. This was my way to pay it forward.

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