Democratics on the Westchester County Board of Legislators today announced their plans to override County Executive Rob Astorino’s veto of a bill that would eliminate entrance fees for county residents at Playland Amusement Parks.
A vote is scheduled for July 6.
“Residents of Westchester who visit Playland as spectators should not have to pay an entrance fee to enter a park that their tax dollars are already supporting—period,” said Chairman Ken Jenkins, D-Yonkers. “Given the $67 million return to fund balance for 2010, we can afford to give Westchester residents a break. No county resident pays to enter and enjoy a County park. The Board is prepared to override this veto so residents can spend the entire summer enjoying a wonderful County park without spending more of their hard-earned money to simply walk in.”
Jenkins and other Dems said Astorino was undermining Playland and “price out working families from summer fun.”