In what will be called the New Amsterdam Region and the Montauk Region, taxes are currently high due to New York State state taxes and unfunded state mandates.
Under the Autonomous Region Plan, New York City would be called the New York Region. This region in particular stands to benefit from the Autonomous Regions plan in several ways:
Wouldn’t it be great if NYC could repair their own subways without waiting on Albany to act? Wouldn’t it be good for local residents to have a say in their school system?
It would be great for New York Region residents to wield the power and put a STOP to the games being played with the public school system that their children attend.
Oh, don’t you know your reps send their kids to private school?
By being freed of the self interest driven system in Albany, the New York Region could hold their own elected officials accountable!
In the United States, let alone New York, the people are sovereign.
The time is now to let your voices be heard by getting involved today.
New Amsterdam’s fiscal reforms and reduced regulation will bring a newly competitive business environment and commerce here will flourish. No one who wants to work will ever be without a job again. Many of the people who have left the area, will actually have the opportunity to return to New York State to take advantage of the new economic opportunities that we will have to offer Our farms and agricultural industry will prosper like never before and farmland that has been vacant for years will be in high demand. Family farming as a way of life would once again be possible.
In 1993, over 65% of Staten Island's citizens voted, in a nonbinding referendum, to leave NYC and form their own city. However NYS Legislature has never ratified the 1993 vote. if the people living in Staten Island, Brooklyn or Queens still wish form their own city.
We would support a new binding vote that needs no action by the Legislature to take effect; for any of those boroughs/counties.
If you live in Long Island under the three regions plan. The Montauk region is allowed to govern itself, this frees the suburbs from the control of the state, NYC and the other regions. This plan would allows each of the three regions to govern themselves.
Keeping all 4 suburban counties together creates a balance of power If you just have two counties whichever county has more people would rule.
Because we are forming regions not a new state or moving counties between states; Congress can be legally bypassed. Since Congress is unlikely, in the foreseeable future, to give the Northeast two more US Senate seats a new state would require; our three autonomous regions method makes more sense financially and is more likely to succeed!