Peter Berg

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An Open Letter to the Members of the Board of Estimate and Taxation

“We are as concerned as everyone about the economic impact of the pandemic. However, current indicators suggest our Town’s finances have held steadfast. Property transactions — and conveyance tax revenues — have increased. Divide the $900,000 difference between the BET and BOE budgets by the 16,000 families living in Greenwich and one gets $56.25.” – group letter Continue Reading →

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Berg: Framing the Question of Tolls

“When I ask if they are concerned that another bridge failure on the highway or railroad could undermine their property value, when I tell them that congestion tolls reduced childhood asthma by 50% in Stockholm, when I tell them that congestion tolls increase the predictability of deliveries and deliveries per hour for businesses, and when I explain that electronic tolls will provide discounts for highway commuters and bigger discounts for low-income commuters, my neighbors say, ‘No, we don’t oppose Tolls.'” – Peter Berg Continue Reading →

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Matt Popp to RTM: Proposed New Leb Magnet School is Too Big and Won’t Work Anyway.

Longtime Byram resident Matt Popp, an architect, is challenging the MI for New Lebanon School. He told 3 committees of the RTM that the 3-lane bus loop is simply too big and that without it, a new school be built on the hilltop and save the “urban forest.” He said he doubted families from the east side of town would send their children to New Leb, and an exodus from under-enrolled Parkway would be problematic for that school. Continue Reading →

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