YONKERS—State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, D-Yonkers, today urged the governor to sign a bill increasing from six to seven the number of full-time judges in Yonkers City Court.
The change would likely help ease the caseloads of individual judges.
In Westchester County, under the legislation, White Plains would get four full-time city court judges, up from three full-timers and one part-timer; and New Rochelle would get three full-time judges, up from two plus a part-timer. The county’s other three cities—Mount Vernon, Peekskill and Rye—would see no changes.
According to Mayer, Yonkers has not received a legislative increase to its number of judges since 1990, while all other large cities in New York have gotten at least one such increase since 2000.