Opinion

Nassau County Comptroller Howard S. Weitzman was the guest speaker at the Central Westbury Civic Association's March 31 meeting. At this time, Weitzman shared an impressive outline of his many accomplishments and described the Nassau Rx Card Program and its benefits as well as discussed why property taxes are so high in Nassau County.

Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman (standing, third from right) with (seated) Gail Reese, Vickie Laura, Doris Reese; (standing) James Burton, Grace Bryant, Ann Sweat, Emma Wright, Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro and Thomas Holloway

Comptroller Weitzman explained why school taxes make up 60 percent of most homeowners' property taxes and that they are higher than they should be, in part because the state's education formula discriminates against Nassau County. Weitzman told those in attendance about Nassau having too many governments, referring to it as government waste.

After sharing other informative matters, Comptroller Weitzman opened up the floor for questions. The CWCA membership requested Comptroller Weitzman come and speak during these troubled economic times and CWCA's Emma Wright thanked the comptroller for coming.

CWCA's next meeting will take place April 28 and the guest speaker will be Mayor Peter Cavallaro.


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