GREENBURGH, N. Y. -- The Greenburgh Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org .
To the editor: I would like to express my thanks to Bob Bernstein, head of the Edgemont Community Council, Councilmembers Francis Sheehan, Kevin Morgan and Ken Jones for working cooperatively on a law that was approved unanimously by the Greenburgh Town Board that will give the police the tools they need to close permanently all illegal adult massage businesses in unincorporated Greenburgh.
This new law, which had the support of Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney, will enable the town to address an important quality of life concern that many residents of Edgemont and unincorporated Greenburgh have highlighted in the past. That is the need to close down prostitution establishments on Central Avenue.
It is my hope that the new law will be the beginning of a new relationship between the town and Edgemont Community Council. This legislation was an example of how government should work. It was a cooperative effort with elected officials and civic leaders working together for the good of the town.
Bob Bernstein worked very hard drafting the initial legislation. The ECC also did a good job advocating for the law. Councilman Francis Sheehan spent hundreds of hours, including working at town hall after midnight and weekends checking every word of the draft law.
There was give and take and the people won! If this spirit of cooperation continues -- and I trust it will -- we will be able to make our town a much better place to live and work. I look forward to working with ECC leaders on many other important issues during my next term of office.
Greenburgh town supervisor
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