WHITE PLAINS, New York — Westchester County's Legislature has approved a bill that was a key element of the 2009 agreement that settled a fair-housing lawsuit.
County Executive Robert Astorino has pledged to sign the bill. If he does, that should end one of the disputes that have arisen between him and the federal government.
The bill, approved on Monday, forbids "source of income" discrimination — for example, when a landlord refuses a tenant because the tenant plans to use federal vouchers to pay the rent.
In the settlement, the county said its executive would "promote" such a bill. But Astorino vetoed one in 2010. He relented only when threatened with a federal contempt citation.
Astorino and the federal government are still at odds over another element of the agreement, involving local zoning rules.