We are an engaged group of residents from Village of Mamaroneck and the area who care about how our tax dollars are used.
Our taxes help pave our roads, fund our schools and provide critical services to the Village of Mamaroneck, Town of Mamaroneck, and Village of Larchmont. In the Village of Mamaroneck alone, just in the past decade, millions of hard earned taxpayer dollars have been spent on lawsuits against the Village because of oversights by the Building Department. We'd rather this money be spent on what Village residents really care about: better roads, safer intersections, child- and elderly-care, and community services!
The pandemic has caused severe financial distress for many in the area. We need jobs and tax revenue. We do not need those dollars wasted away to benefit a few – we want everyone to be heard and benefit from how their government spends their money!
SPENDING ON LITIGATION
Watch how much our Village is spending on litigation in 2021 in real time.
FACTS ABOUT OUR VILLAGE
The Building Department has gone through two building inspectors, two planners and several law firms in only a few years. The Village is currently represented by a firm that is located in Albany! The blunders and oversights of the Building Department are then buoyed by the actions of the rest of our Village government.
Based on past, current and budgeted spend on legal fees by the Village (us taxpayers), the Village will spend over $1,700 each and every day on legal fees. Over $500,000 in 2021 will be spent! Can you think of something else you'd rather $1,700/day spent on?
The village is embroiled in a lawsuit over three homes that are already built and occupied. The village has spent over $100,000 in our tax dollars on this. Check out the lawsuit by clicking here.
Over the last decade, the Village has spent millions of our taxpayer dollars on defending lawsuits from developers – and the developers end up winning in court! If we're consistently losing, maybe it's because the Village isn't acting a) legally or b) beneficially to us!