Nassau Co. Exec. Ed Mangano Warns Of Property Tax Hike

MINEOLA, NY (AP / CBSNewYork) – The Nassau County executive says residents could face a 13 percent property tax hike or deep cuts in services unless the county legislature approves millions of dollars for tax refunds.

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County Executive Ed Mangano issued the warning in his State of the County address Wednesday night.

The Republican and the nine legislative Democrats are battling over a plan to borrow $102 million to fund decades’ worth of property tax payments.

All 10 Republicans support the plan. It has been approved by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority.

Mangano said his policy changes have saved the county $200 million. They include privatization of Nassau’s bus service and downsizing of four police precincts.

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  • Robert Moses

    Nassau County should just bill its budget shortfall to New York City. By law, the only purpose of any city is to subsidize its suburbs, so NYC needs to pay up.

  • mitchyj

    The county is suffocating its constituents and the number of residents who will flee will only grow bigger. We must reduce the obscene greed and waste in Nassau County. Case in point. We are the only county I know of that has garbage pickup three days a week. Once or twice would be more than enough. I for one plan on leaving when my kids are out of college. It’s a pity because no other county in the U.S. has taxes higher than ours. Makes you wonder who’s running the asylum.

    • GEORGE

      I LEFT 10 YEAR TO GO

  • john

    It is really disgusting, 13% increase. Can you say “gross irresponsible mismanagement” . Nassau County already has some of the highest property taxes in the country.

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