Latimer unveils more than $662 million capital budget

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Westchester Executive George Latimer turns his capital budget over to Gloria Borgia, chairwoman of the county board of legislators.

WHITE PLAINS – Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Thursday, unveiled his $662.5 million capital budget for 2023.

He noted the plan covers a broad range of projects.

“The capital budget covers physical construction work that is done across Westchester County and in that physical construction work you can see from the past few years of our administration – we’re in our fifth year of operation – certain projects that have been completed that were identified in past years in the capital budget,” he said.

Among the components of his capital budget are $30 million in environmentally sustainable projects, $40 million in parks and related facilities, $200 million for environmental facilities – garbage and sewage projects, $95 million to convert the Bee-Line bus system to hybrid and electric buses from the existing diesel vehicle, $90 million for affordable housing, and $5- to $6 million for a new building to house snow removal equipment at Westchester County Airport.

The county board of legislators will not scrutinize the capital budget before approving the final product.

Latimer is expected to unveil his operating budget for the county next month.