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

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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%

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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)

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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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