The Westchester County Board of Acquisition and Contract meeting was canceled this morning after a Westchester Supreme Court judge issued a temporary restraining order in a court challenge to the membership of the board.
The three Democratic leaders of the Westchester Board of Legislators asked for a restraining order and injunction against County Executive Rob Astorino to stop Public Works Commissioner Jay Pisco from sitting on the board. The Board of Legislators voted in November to change the composition of the contracts board by removing the DPW commissioner and adding the county budget director.
But the Astorino administration maintained that the change was not valid until approved by the public in a referendum.
The delay in the meeting affects a long list of contracts from concerts at Playland to a youth program at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. The judge has asked the lawyers to submit briefs on the issues next week and has set the next court date for April 9.