Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman, Wkreitzman@AntonNews.com Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:56
Newly elected North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth is set to lead the town come Jan.1, 2014. Already she is planning some very innovative moves, including providing for easier access to public meetings and an equally simple route to public input.
Elected last Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, Bosworth told the Great Neck Record that, with the support of the town council members, she would favor streaming town meetings live, to enable those who cannot come to the meetings to still have access, and she would ask for a half-hour for public comment at the start of each meeting, so as not to have people with concerns wait through an entire meeting.Speaking with the Record just hours after her victory, Bosworth made it clear that “There is no substitute for listening to what people care about and treating all with respect and understanding.”
As she takes over the town reins with a definite plan of “working together with all to make sure we continue the great services of the town … making sure we do this is fiscally responsible way,” Bosworth also promises that she is committed to making the building department more consumer friendly “so that builders and residents alike can navigate the system more successfully.” To date, the town’s building department has been a source of friction between the government and residents. Bosworth has always said that this problem would be a priority in her administration.
Bosworth, the third North Hempstead supervisor to come from Great Neck in a row, has an impressive history of community service, including 16 years on the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education (where she served as president for several years) and the past six years as a Nassau County legislator.
Professionally, Bosworth was a New York City public school elementary teacher for several years, and worked as special projects coordinator for former New York State Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli.
As Bosworth spoke to the crowd on election night, she was energized for the challenge of supervising the Town of North Hempstead.
“Together," she crowed, "there is nothing we cannot accomplish!”