County of Greene
Patrick S. Linger
Chairman, Greene County Legislature
A State of Emergency is herewith declared within the jurisdiction of the County of Greene, State of New York, effective immediately, May 17, 2023.
The State of Emergency has been declared due to failed Federal Policy(ies) together with New York City’s mismanagement and/or underestimation of the impact of inviting “asylum seekers” to the city, resulting in New York City planning to relocate many migrants and asylum seekers to counties, outside of and nearby New York City; including Greene County.
Greene County has approximately THREE ONE HUNDREDTHS (3/100’s) of the population of New York City and an economy and infrastructure consistent with that stunning differential.
Greene County is incapable of receiving and sustaining the volume of migrants and/or asylum seekers that New York City intends to deliver.
Greene County is already facing significant shortages of housing, medical care and transportation; together with a growing homeless population.
There is no hospital located within the geographic boundaries of Greene County.
Additional local Emergency Orders will be promulgated by the Chairman of the Greene County Legislature during this State of Emergency to further protect life and property and to bring the emergency conditions(s) under control.