Wednesday, 28 August 2013 11:59
I am so pleased that the residents of the Town of Oyster Bay understood the vote on the referendum and the message which it carried. It was very important to show that we, as residents, stand together in what we know is best for our community. I have never wavered in 25 years from my original stand that a mall in this area is not warranted and would have had a disastrous impact on the neighboring communities.
It would have an adverse impact on existing stores in both Syosset and Plainview, and, most certainly, in Jericho and Hicksville.
We have never been against economic growth but I personally have always fought against growth which would leave destruction in its wake. Economic recovery includes the Mom and Pop stores which fortunately have been thriving in our area.
Once again, I am pleased and thrilled with the outcome. Hard work is easy work when you are striving for what you believe in.
So a big, resounding YES to the wonderful community residents who came out to vote on a hot, sunny day in August.
You are the best!
Legislator Judy Jacobs