FEMA Disburses $1.8M In Sandy Funds To New Rochelle

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson survey the damage in the city following Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson survey the damage in the city following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has disbursed over $1 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds to New Rochelle for the second time in a week, according to LoHud.com. 

FEMA disbursed $1.8 million to the city to refund repairs made to sidewalks and equipment in Hudson Park, LoHud.com reported. 

Just last week, FEMA gave out $1.4 million to repair the municipal marina, LoHud.com said. 

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I'm doubtful New Rochelle spent anywhere near these amounts to fix anything. It would've made budget headlines for sure. This is just another government giveaway.

I'm sure Noam will use this to balance this years budget and tell us all how great the city's doing. But one shot gimmicks like leave us that far behind the next year. Noam's never really balanced the budget so windfalls like this could actually do some good. Year after year these windfalls are squandered so we have annual budget deficits and problems that never seem to go away.

And moving city yard won't help at all as it'll only saddle New Rochelle residents with a new $2 million expense for the next 30 to 40 years, Doubt any of the new yard would even be around in 30 to 40 years and New Rochelle will have to borrow more in 20 to 30 years to replace the aging buildings while we're still paying for the original bonds/loans.

Stupidity runs rampant in city hall and I could think of the million ways to better spend $2 million every year.