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John F. Kennedy January 20, 1961
Laura Curran was sworn into office as Nassau County Executive on Monday, January 1, 2018. She is the 9th County Executive in County history, and the first woman elected to the office. Immediately prior, she served as a member of the Nassau County Legislature from 2014-2017.
County Executive Curran, who represents more than 1.3 million residents, has said her priorities are reestablishing faith and trust at the highest levels of government, working with local municipalities to foster economic development and regional projects that support and enhance the use of mass transit, and the restoration of order to a county budget process that historically yields deficits.
There are many important issues facing the County from assessment to environmental. This meeting is sure to be informative.
The Meeting is January 10th at 7:30 pm at our new meeting location - The Garden City Senior Center, 6 Golf Club Lane. It's located across from the Lord and Taylor parking field.
All registered Democrats are welcome to the Club meetings.
The Garden City Democratic Club has a new date and location for its meetings. The Club meets on the SECOND THURSDAY of each month at the GARDEN CITY SENIOR CENTER on GOLF CLUB LANE.
Nassau County Reassessment Is No Time To Play Politics
County Executive Laura Curran
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran
January 10th Meeting of
By The Editorial Board
Not one Nassau County taxpayer has gotten a flawed property-tax bill as a result of County Executive Laura Curran’s crusade to build an accurate roll of more than 400,000 properties. That’s because tax bills generated by the new values for 2020-21 won’t be sent out until Jan. 2.
What Curran is trying to do now is work out kinks in the new system and soothe residents’ anxiety and fury. It’s made harder because many of the county’s elected Republicans are encouraging rage and fear.
Until now, county properties have not been assessed since the roll was frozen in 2010, and the current valuations bear little relationship to reality. Many taxpayers won grievances year after year since 2010 that the county granted automatically to avoid generating potential refunds it could not afford to pay.
Those perpetual grievers did nothing wrong, but many of their homes are now seriously undervalued, and they don’t pay their fair share of taxes. Meanwhile, the people who have not grieved are paying too much. This reassessment is projected to increase taxes for 52 percent of property owners and decrease them for 48 percent, and in most cases, the swings won’t be huge. Any hikes will be truly manageable if the State Legislature agrees to let the county spread out the changes over five years.
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