Written by Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Nassau County 18th Legislative District Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00
At the past two sessions of legislative committees, two major steps were taken by County Executive Mangano and Majority Leader Schmitt to show they have no respect for you, the people they are sworn to serve, or the governmental process by which they are supposed to serve you.
They have come into power through the idea of “tax revolt.” Unfortunately, while the easiest way to gain power was preying on the financial stress we all feel, the fact is they have no solid plan on how to run this county… except into the ground. And the only “revolting” I am seeing involves the way I would describe their behavior.They won control by telling you they’d ease your financial situation. Instead, the plan is to create chaos and debt in Nassau that will decrease the value of your home, erode your public safety and continuously offer you less and less services without ever lowering your taxes. That plan is well underway.