Events over the past few years have driven home to me that the existing “nonpartisan” system in Scarsdale, noble as the goal may be, is in fact becoming a de facto single party state. In many ways, it is out of step with the majority of us, who spend our time with work and raising families.
The most recent example, and the one which galvanized me to run for trustee, was the Freightway Redevelopment proposal, presented Dec. 11, 2019. After years of discussion and deliberation over a few terms of the village boards, we were presented with two proposals for projects that dwarfed existing structures and would directly create 200 to 270 apartments in Scarsdale. All for an upgraded parking garage.