The proposal would give county executives the authority to convene meetings with municipal leaders for the purpose of finding ways to share expenses and lower costs and property taxes.READ MORE: Gabby Petito's Family Speaks Publicly For 1st Time Since Her Body Was Found: 'We Can't Let Her Name Be Taken In Vain'
“It is the property taxes that have to come down and that will only happen when we force the local governments to work together and save money,” Cuomo said. “This would be the first time they would all be brought together to find out how to save money and find efficiencies.”
Under the governor’s proposal, the cost-sharing measures would be placed on the ballot for voters to decide.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Police Say Man Suspected Of Robbing 7 Unsuspecting Seniors In The Bronx
“Every family has had to find out how to tighten their belt, why shouldn’t government have to find some economics,” Cuomo said.
The governor made the announcement on Long Island, which has the highest property taxes in the nation.MORE NEWS: New York City Teachers, Staff Face New Vaccine Deadline, But Some Look To Push Legal Battle To Supreme Court
“You are chasing people from Long Island, young families cannot afford it,” Cuomo said.