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Because Facts Matter!
The Mamaroneck Project is committed to providing a balanced perspective regarding Village issues and potential solutions, always keeping in mind what's in the best interest of Village residents. We promise to rely upon facts, ask pertinent questions and make relevant source material available to our readers.
In addition to a discussion about curbing legal costs and a look at current litigation, we also take a look at the structure of our Village government, and provide several articles on current issues in the Village.
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Current News Topics
In our commitment to provide our readers with relevant information regarding Village of Mamaroneck issues, we bring you an article on the impact of New York State's new marijuana law on the Village. The Village has until the end of the year to decide if it wants to prohibit state-licensed marijuana consumption lounges and retail dispensaries until further study regarding these businesses. Read More.
Curbing Village Legal Costs
Recently there's been much discussion about legal costs in the Village.
A taxpayer oversight group suggests that the Village not litigate cases involving commercial or residential developers because of the expense to the Village. But then how should the Village defend residents’ rights and ensure laws are followed?
Others call for citizens to stop pushing for governmental reform or appealing legal decisions in order to reduce Village legal expenses. But then how do citizens ensure their constitutional rights?
It makes sense to take a closer look at just how much of the Village budget is going towards legal costs, in particular, litigation costs (which you may be surprised to learn is less than 1% of the total Village budget), as we consider alternative options for curbing this expenditure. Read more.
Did You Know? Series
The Mamaroneck Project seeks to be a resource to clarify how our Village government works.
Check out our first installment which describes the Village of Mamaroneck's weak mayor/strong manager (Council-Manager) form of government and take the Did You Know? Quiz 1. Read more.