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​Supervisor Gillen Sues

Town Board Over Illegal

Personnel Moves

By John Asbury john.asbury@newsday.com  @JohnAsburyUpdated April 12, 2018 6:24 PM


Gillen also said she would file an application to the town to cover her legal expenses in her lawsuit against former Supervisor Anthony Santino, the six sitting board members, the Hempstead Civil Service Commisison and the town employees’ union. The defense of the case will also be paid for by the town.

The lawsuit said she would ask a Nassau County Supreme Court judge to invalidate a resolution that authorized 192 personnel moves and a no-layoff union memorandum clause that would handcuff her administration in a fiscal emergency.

“It’s imperative the court nullify this illegal action to restore fiscal responsibility to the town because as of right now the town is on an economic collision course should a fiscal emergency arise,” Gillen said at a news conference outside Nassau Supreme Court. “To be very clear, the goal of this lawsuit is not to lay off the hardworking men and women in the Town of Hempstead. The goal is to protect the taxpayers, the 770,000 town residents.”

Santino and union officials declined to comment Thursday.

In The News!

Opiod Crisis is the topic of the April 19th Democratic Club meeting

Ask not, what your  country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country!

                                                       John F. Kennedy  January 20, 1961

Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen said Thursday that she was left with no choice but to sue the town board and unions to invalidate personnel changes approved last year that added an unallocated $2.2 million in salaries and created a no-layoff provision in the union contract.

A new report details that Long Island likely broke its record for number of people who died from opioid overdoses.

As WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz reported, it is projected that between Nassau and Suffolk counties, at least 600 people died in 2017 due to opioid overdose.


The Garden City Democratic Club will hear from Doctor Gregory J. Gunyan, Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Behavioral Health at NYU Winthrop Hospital.


Causes, symptoms and treatment for this newest epidemic will be discussed.

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