I wrote this on June 21, 2009 which was then published in the Scarsdale Inquirer.
Mayor Bob Steves was then Trustee Steves...Carolyn Stevens was Mayor and our past Mayor Flisser was a Trustee then.
A long time has passed, but I hope we are getting nearer to an acceptable solution that will involve less building, more preservation and conservation and that will finally consider and uphold the interests of the 17,000 or so residents we should be safeguarding, always !
The residents who cannot attend meetings- the silent majority who just pays the bills, is at the train platform at 6:00 a.m., the two wage earner families who moved to Scarsdale for what it is, for what it has been and not what it has been becoming, recently in the past 10, 20 years as we seem to be accommodating every developer, every architect, real estate investor and not the conservationist, the preservationist or the nature lover to the long term detriment of this community. For a better Scarsdale, we have to say "No" to development, now !
I am posting parts of that letter that are still relevant today:
Dear Scarsdale Village Board,