County Executive Andy Spano has proposed changing the pistol license authority in Westchester County from elected county judges to the un-elected police commissioner and requiring all pistol license holders to reapply for their licenses every five years, providing justification as to why they still need them. A copy of the proposal is available at http://www.co.westchester.ny.us/currentnews/2007pr/statelegpackage.htm.
Please contact your county legislators and State Representatives and let them know you oppose Spano's plans. The deadline for them to act is February 12. The next scheduled meeting of the Board of Legislators is Monday, February 12, at 10:00 a.m., in the Legislative Chambers, 8th floor of the Westchester County Office Building, 800 Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains.
Here is the contact list:
George Oros (R-1), 914-995-6554;
Ursula LaMotte (R-2), 914-995-2807;
Suzanne Swanson (R-3), 914-995-2807;
Michael Kaplowitz (D-4), 914-995-2095;
William Ryan (D-5), 914-995-2808;
Martin Rogowsky (D-6), 914-995-2832;
Judy Myers (D-7), 914-995-8620;
Lois Bronz (D-8), 914-995-4429;
William Burton (D-9), 914-995-8620;
Vito Pinto (D-10), 914-995-2807;
James Maisano (R-11), 914-995-6554;
Thomas Abinanti (D-12), 914-995-6297;
Clinton Young (D-13), 914-995-4456;
Bernice Spreckman (R-14), 914-995-7721;
Gordon Burrows (R-15), 914-995-6554;
José Alvarado (D-17), 914-995-4070.
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88), 700 White Plains Road, Suite 252, Scarsdale, 10583, 914-723-1115;
Assemblyman Adam Bradley (D-89), 4 New King Street, White Plains, 10604, 914-686-7335;
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-90), 2 Church Street, Ossining, 10562, 914-941-1111;
Assemblyman George Lattimer (D-91), 933 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 102, Mamaroneck, 10543, 914-777-3832;
Assemblyman Richard Brodsky (D-92), 5 West Main Street, Suite 205, Elmsford, 10523, 914-345-0432;
Assemblyman Mike Spano (R-93), 35 East Grassy Sprain Road, 4th Floor, Yonkers, 10710, 914-779-8805;
Assemblyman Greg Ball (R-99), Donald B. Smith Government Center, Building 2, 110 Old Route 6, Carmel, 10512, 845-225-5038;
Senator Jeff Klein (D-34), 3713 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, 10465, 718-822-2049;
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35), 808 Legislative Office Building, Albany, 12247, 518-455-2585;
Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-36), 767 East Gunhill Road, Bronx, 10467, 718-547-8854;
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-37), 222 Grace Church Street, 3rd Floor, Port Chester, 10573, 914-934-5250;
Senator Vincent Leibell (R-40), 1441 Route 22, Suite 205, Brewster, 10509, 845-279-3773.