I love attending this event. Not only do I have the opportunity to meet old friends, but I also have the wonderful opportunity of making new friends! I recently joined The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, and I am always impressed with their rigorous and informative schedule.
This year, the event was at Beckwith Point, sold, and a recent petition submitted to change the zoning to encompass condo dwellings. SO, it was bittersweet to be there one last time. I have attended so many events there over the years, and the setting is simply wonderful being located on the promontory of New Rochelle.
There were hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the usual choice of either salmon or chicken, but my attending was strictly for the Mayor’s speech and to network. It is always a fun event!
Mayor Bramson opened his speech with the following stats:
• Fourth lowest tax rate in the entire state.
• Our highest fund balance in 8 years. • Our lowest violent crime rate in 16 years.
• Our smallest municipal debt in 25 years. • Our fewest burglaries in 55 years.
• And our best bond rating since FDR was in the White House
This is just a short snippet, but here is the entire speech!
New Rochelle is GREAT!