Cranberry Lake PreserveJune 20, 2018 -- Surrounded by the beauty of Cranberry Lake Preserve in North White Plains, Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed a bill into law that prevents the name and face of elected officials to be used on government signage, including at Westchester County parks, golf courses and other properties. This was the first Executive Order Latimer signed after winning the November election, because he felt the practice was free political advertising for incumbents, and a waste of taxpayer money.

Latimer said: “This has been something that I believe very strongly about. All of these facilities are owned by the people of Westchester County, they are not owned by the politician of the moment that may have the responsibility of being Chief Executive Officer. And I always felt it wasn’t becoming to splash names on these properties.”

Latimer said County resources should be used to fund government services, to improve the health and safety of Westchester County residents. The law takes effect immediately.