Former County Executive Tom Suozzi “hemorrhaged” money during his 8-year tenure and that’s why the deficit got so large, said a Nassau resident who testified today before the County Legislature, in defense of County Executive Ed Mangano’s proposed 2012 budget.
The closure of two Nassau police precincts will save the County at least $15 million, consolidate redundant administrative functions to create more efficiency and trigger a long-needed realignment of officers that will actually lead to increased neighborhood patrols, County officials said.
Nassau County’s Acting Police Commissioner said the department’s 2012 budget plan to close two precincts, would not cause any layoffs, but a number of employees and positions will be eliminated through normal attrition.
Statement from Nassau County Spokesman Brian Nevin
By County Executive Edward P. Mangano
Another pharmacy was robbed this weekend for prescription painkillers. That makes four such robberies in Nassau County this year. While it may not seem like a lot, after three innocent people were killed in a tragic Medford pharmacy robbery, one is too many.
Newsday today: Supervisor Kaiman is hiking property taxes AGAIN, and increasing spending. County Executive Mangano is holding the line on property taxes for a second straight year and decreasing annual spending. There’s a clear difference between leadership in this County.
LI Herald – September 29, 2011
By Al D’Amato
It’s no secret that Nassau County is going through a rough fiscal period. The county faces an estimated $310 million deficit in 2012. County Executive Ed Mangano is still paying for the previous administrations’ unaffordable labor contracts, the assessment system is broken and the global recession has hit everyone, including Nassau County.
By ROBERT BRODSKY
Sep 20, 2011 08:34 PM
Declaring a countywide fiscal crisis, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has proposed legislation to permit him to open existing labor contracts to cut wages and benefits of government workers.
The Fiscal Crisis Reform Act would test a controversial legal strategy: that Nassau can unilaterally set aside county labor contracts.