We've Got Answers-Lee Roberts
Lee Roberts, who everyone calls simply “Lee,” entered local government when she was first elected to the town board in 1993. She became Bedford town supervisor in 2003 and has served four terms. Under her leadership, she implemented the successful resolution to a vexing town problem, specifically the consolidation of Bedford’s water district, to include Bedford Hills and Katonah. Lee worked tirelessly with the DEP to get the water district off polluted wells and tap into the NYC water system. Thanks to her determination, Bedford Hills and Katonah now draw their water from the reservoir system, because of the $22-million water plant that opened this year.
Among Lee’s other accomplishments are her longtime advocacy for women in prison at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. She led the campaign to fund land protection with an open-space referendum allowing residents to set aside a portion of their tax bill to protect environmentally fragile lands. What’s more, she was key in developing the Community Center of Northern Westchester.
Probably one of the boldest events that happened under Lee’s tenure was her standing up to Donald Trump when Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi camped under a huge tent on Trump’s property, Seven Springs. The tent, and Qaddafi, were protected by armed guards. It is widely believed Lee’s adroit intervention in the affair prevented a possible international incident, while enforcing a local code forbidding temporary outdoor structures. Rock on, Lee.