Parties, Recycling, Bonds: Crunching Vital County Statistics

Then you can draw the conclusions for yourself.



$69,835,000 in general-obligation bonds issued by the County in 2012


Up, Up & Away
Total amount of Westchester County outstanding general-obligation bonds

2004 - $682,253,313
2005 - $690,718,403
2006 - $695,079,776
2007 - $742,749,090
2008 - $672,078,835
2009 - $705,298,835
2010 - $829,750,770
2011 - $1,023,060,598
2012 - $1,012,426,484


Splitting the Pie
Sources of County Government Revenue (in 2012)

Taxes on Real Property - 32%
Operating Grants & Contributions - 26%
Sales Tax - 22%
Charges for Services - 11%
Other Revenue - 7%
Capital Grants and Contributions - 1%
Mortgage Tax - 1%


Top Emergency-Dispatch Requests (in 2012)

21,922 - Advanced Life Support
5,073 - Commercial Fire
4,750 - Residential Fire
3,999 - Basic Life Support
2,990 - Motor Vehicle Accident With Reported Injuries


Best & Worst Recyclers Percentage of solid waste recycled in... Westchester - 60%

BEST
Bronxville - 71%
Rye - 71%
White Plains - 73%
Pelham - 74%
Scarsdale - 76%

WORST
Bedford - 29%
Somers - 26%
Mount Vernon - 26%
Lewisboro - 20%
Pound Ridge - 5%


It Pays to Party
Economic impact of special events held within the County Parks system 

$64,208,324 Total   $939,996 Polish Festival $43,481Lasdon Concert Series   $790,975 Hispanic Festival   
$47,843,264 Concessions    $8,792,598 Regular user groups    $5,798,010 Other special events


Jobs Created by the Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement Project (Projected)

16 - Farming, Fishing & Forestry
134 - Legal
151 - Community & Social Service
167 - Computer & Mathematical
380 - Healthcare Support
382 - Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media
454 - Education, Training & Library
525 - Architecture & Engineering
532 - Building/Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance
656 - Healthcare Practitioners & Technical
778 - Food Prep & Serving-Related
843 - Installation, Maintenance & Repair
938 - Business & Financial Operations
1,583 - Transportation & Material Moving
1,976 - Management
2,068 - Sales & Related
13,470 - Construction & Extraction

Sources: general-obligation bonds and revenue, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2012 by Westchester County government; emergency dispatch requests, Department of Emergency Services 2012 Annual Report; recycling, Department of Environmental Facilities Division of Solid Waste Management/Recycling Office 2012 Annual Report; economic impact of parks, February 2012 report from Friends of Westchester County Parks; Tappan Zee jobs, “Methodology for Estimating Economic Impacts Of The New NY Bridge project” by Empire State Development and NYS Department of Labor

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