UPDATE: New Rochelle City Council granted Louis Cappelli a 13th amendment on the LeCount Square project (see below)
ON his latest “In the City” radio show on WVOX, City Manager Chuck Strome was reviewing the current budget and discussing the tax increase. Strome stated that a few years ago a $100,000 income was the upper class benchmark for New Rochelle residents, whereas, today it is the average necessary to reside here. Strome further stated that the median income in New Rochelle is $85,000. I called in to challenge his numbers because the New Rochelle website identifies the median household income as $55,513. Strome’s response to my challenge was that he stood corrected and that the website was more accurate then his estimation.