Â As I’ve already posted on this blog, Westchester magazine recently published a profile Westchester County Executive Andy Spano titled, “Andy Spano Make Lunch,” in which the author reported that the imperial chief lives a pretty comfy life.
On the day of the interview, Spano had four vehicles parked in the driveway at his Yorktown Heights home. One of them was a county-owned limousine and the other was a county-owned SUV.
I wrote about the magazine piece in last Thursday’s column. And I mentioned with high hilarity the observation of the limo and SUV, neither of which are environmentally friendly and in keeping with Spano’s carefully cultivated image as a fighter against greenhouse gases.Â In the column, I said that the next time I get one of those self-serving press releases from Spano, I will think of that gas-guzzling SUV in his driveway.
Well, ask and ye shall receive.
Today one such press release landed on my desk. Audobon New York and the Audubon Council of New York State announced that Spano was named the 2008 recipient of the William Hoyt Environmental Excellence Award.
According to the announcement, the award is “presented annually to an elected official in recognition for work above and beyond the normal call of duty to advance critical solutions to the most pressing environmental issues.”