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Latimer Calls For Resignations Of Con Edison, NYSEG Presidents, Top Brass

Westchester County Executive George Latimer held a news conference in Yorktown on Thursday, March 8 to offer updates on the back-to-back winter nor-easters and widespread power outages.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer held a news conference in Yorktown on Thursday, March 8 to offer updates on the back-to-back winter nor-easters and widespread power outages. Video Credit: Official Westchester Gov Videos
Westchester County Executive George Latimer plans a Friday news conference at the County Center in White Plains to demand the resignations of Con Edison and NYSEG's presidents and other top brass due to "disgusting," slow response to winter storms. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

Westchester County Executive George Latimer has called for Con Edison and New York State Electric & Gas Corp. to fire its presidents and other top executives based on their "disgusting" slow response to the back-to-back Nor'easters the last week.

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What do you think of County Executive George Latimer's calls for Con Ed, NYSEG execs to resign?
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What do you think of County Executive George Latimer's calls for Con Ed, NYSEG execs to resign?

  • Strongly agree
    51%
  • Strongly disagree
    22%
  • Don't care - I just want power back!
    12%
  • Sort of agree
    8%
  • Sort of disagree
    7%

Nearly 50,000 Westchester households remain without electricity on Thursday, March 8 prompting Latimer to hold a news conference in Yorktown..

Latimer said the presidents and senior management of both utility companies should step down.

The county executive wrote a letter on Wednesday asking the county’s Board of Legislators, state Legislature delegation and municipal officials to join him at a press conference Friday morning at the County Center in White Plains where he plans to call for the resignations publicly.

"In light of the inadequate and troubled response by Con Edison and NYSEG to restore tens of thousands of Westchester Customers after Winter Storm Reilly, I invite you to join me to call for the Presidents of both companies to step down. Both Con Edison and NYSEG have fumbled the recovering effort and we as County residents can no longer stand by and accept this. Along with both Presidents stepping down, I would also like a clean sweep of senior management, and I want a new philosophy adopted," Latimer said in a news statement.

"I listened to enough, and we have put up with enough. We are all tired of Con Edison and NYSEG’s excuses. There are human beings out there - and we are given statistics instead of real-world services," Latimer said.

Con Edison President and CEO John McAvoy has held the top job since 2014.

NYSEG President and CEO Carl A. Taylor took over in July 2017.

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