Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00
I am writing this as an individual taxpayer. I realize that there is an organized local group opposing this proposal. However, I believe that Mr. Mangano’s proposal to consolidate the Nassau police precincts is a good one. The operation of the 911 Call Center and the number of police patrols will not be affected. Administrative positions have been downsized successfully in most businesses. Governments must downsize as well. This seems like a good place to start. If additional personnel are found necessary in the future, those posts probably can be handled by lower paid nonuniformed workers. At least we should give the Mangano proposal a chance! The cost of property taxes continues to drive too many people away from Long Island.