Protecting Our Quality of Life

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School Bus Safety Initiative

(Mayor Spano unveils a new School Bus Safety Initiative.)

Mayor Mike Spano is committed to protecting and enhancing the quality of life in Yonkers’ neighborhoods and to improving the services residents utilize.

The Mayor launched a Neighborhood Protection Partnership with Police, Fire, DPW, Parks, Housing & Buildings and community organizations to address specific quality of life issues in the city’s neighborhoods. The program also includes the launch of the YPD Mobile Command Center, community clean-up efforts,  lighting improvements and other quality of life efforts.

The Green Neighborhoods Initiative consists of several programs including Adopt-A-Mile and the Clean Streets program has enabled residents, businesses and organizations to take pride in Yonkers by helping keep our city clean and green.Leave No Trace

Mayor Spano is also committed to sending a clear message that Yonkers will not tolerate littering and illegal dumping in our city, and neither should you. All Yonkers residents must do their part. The City established a dumping hotline, 914-377-DUMP (3867), for any resident to report illegal dumping of garbage. The city is even offering a reward for successful reporting. So if you see something, it pays to say something.

Quality of life also extends to our four-legged friends at home. After 50 years, Yonkers finally opened a new Animal Shelter. The new state-of-the-art Yonkers Animal Shelter, funded in large part by non-profit groups, community organizations and donations from Yonkers residents, is larger than the old facility and focuses on the animals’ health and well-being. It features expanded kennel areas, more medical and exercise areas, and rooms for residents to spend quality time with their future pets.