Written by Greg Schmitt Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00
It has been my experience as an owner of real estate that taxes in Glen Cove have increased less in 15 years than my properties in Suffolk County and/or Florida.
I pray every day that someone will come up with a better way than raising taxes on homeowners. Raising revenue for municipal services has to be met with other more creative measures. Possibly, leasing city buildings, wall space with advertising revenue - Nike ads, Pepsi billboards - something other than another tax on home ownership.
My experience with Ralph Suozzi has been that he is an honest man who truly loves his city. I believe our taxes would be higher if Ralph was not our mayor. I believe he has been good for the city and has put the city first in all matters before him. He has not had an easy job in a most trying economic time. It is always easy to complain. Harder to do the job.