The entrance fee has been called by some, a grandparent tax. Last month, county executive, Rob Astorino, vetoed legislation that eliminated the fee for county residents. But Wednesday, in a 12-4 vote, the board of legislators overrode that veto. Meaning non-Westchester residents will still have to pay, but those who live in the county won't.
By eliminating the fees, it's estimated the county will lose $300,000. But Democrats hope to make up the revenue through increased attendance
Republican opponents of the plan, point out the county only receives 20% of concessions thereby minimizing the impact of any increased attendance.
Many lawmakers say the underlying issue remains finding a long term solution for the Playland, which remains the only government-owned and operated amusement park in the country.