Where Are People Getting the Idea that Mayor Noam Bramson Runs New Rochelle?

Written By: Robert Cox

New Rochelle has operated under a Council-Manager form of government since 1932

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 14, 2022) — For some reason, conference organizers, real estate executives, magazine writers, the New York Times, and others suffer from the same delusion: the City of New Rochelle operates under a Strong Mayor form of government.

It does not.

Mayor Noam Bramson has repeatedly pushed unsuccessfully over his decades on City Council to change New Rochelle’s form of government.

The Mayor’s case is two-fold, that being Mayor of New Rochelle is a full-time job and an elected position. He wants the money and the power that goes with being in charge. He says as an elected official he is more responsive to residents.

This is hardly a new phenomenon.

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