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NYS ASSEMBLY MINORITY LEADER BRIAN KOLB AND OTHER EXPERTS – OROS, FOSTER, DAVIS – DIAGNOSE NYS'S MANDATE DISEASE AND PRESCRIBE CURES AT BEST4NY FORUM IN BEDFORD. KOLB PERFORMS ONE TREATMENT BY SIGNING BEST4NY'S MANDATE RELIEF PETITION

On October 2, 2012, BEST4NY held a community forum and information meeting, “Solving New York’s Unfunded Mandate Crisis,” in Bedford, Westchester County, NY. The distinguished speakers were:

The non-school district sponsored forum was held at Fox Lane Middle School in Bedford Central School District (“BCSD”). Susan Wollin, President of the BCSD Board of Education, gave welcoming remarks and discussed BCSD's perspective on mandates. Further BCSD information about mandates is HERE.

After the event, Minority Leader Kolb signed BEST4NY's mandate relief petition as no. 1321. You can sign, too. Join him and 1300+ other New Yorkers, including forum speakers George Oros and Lisa Davis, and BCSD Board of Education members Wollin, Grant, Goldstein, and former board members, Anderson, Markowski, Santomero – CLICK HERE AND SIGN BEST4NY'S BIPARTISAN ONLINE MANDATE RELIEF PETITION. Anonymous signatures are permitted.

Video of the event will be posted when available. Press coverage is HERE and HERE

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JOIN US IN BEDFORD TONIGHT TUESDAY, OCT 2, AS 4 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS DISCUSS NY’S PROPERTY TAX CRISIS. SIGNING OUR MANDATE RELIEF PETITION IS A STEP TOWARD SOLVING THE CRISIS

TONIGHT – Mr. Smith isn’t going to Washington, but NYS Minority Leader Brian Kob is going to Westchester. Westchester desperately needs his help, because it has the highest property taxes in the USA. A public forum and information meeting organ

ized by BEST4NY, “Solving New York’s Unfunded Mandate Crisis,” will take place tonight, Tuesday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the “Little Theatre,” at Fox Lane Middle School, Route 172, Bedford, NY 10506. THE PUBLIC AND MEDIA ARE INVITED. Speakers will be:

In NYCOM’s Mandate and Property Tax Task Force report, “You Can’t Cap What You Can’t Control,” former NYCOM President, Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi, said, “Local governments throughout our state are facing an imminent crisis that has been years in the making…These mandates are insatiable in their appetite for property taxes and…threaten the sustainability of our local governments, communities and state.”

“Years in the making”? Translation? For years the NYS Legislature has ignored repeated, reasoned requests for mandate relief by Mayors, Supervisors, Town and School Board Members, County Executives and County Legislators. For years – NYS Senators and Legislators charged their uncontrolled, spiraling spending to the property tax credit cards of overburdened taxpayers who are forced to spend less for their needs to cover the Legislators’ excesses – a credit card on somebody else’s account that the Legislators issued to themselves. For years – NYS Legislators have dispersed and camouflaged their overspending in county, school, and town budgets, but how many of them attend county, school, or town public hearings on those budgets to explain and defend the spending lines attributable to their actions? For years, NYS Senators’ and Assemblymen’s have evaded accountability for pacmen-like budgetary spending lines which gobble up ever increasing portions of county, school, town budgets and force layoffs of teachers/staff and local service cuts.

At the Town of Bedford’s 9/20/11 public hearing about overriding the tax cap, Deputy Supervisor Peter Chryssos said, “…the state has an accumulated deficit of 45 billion dollars. The same people who year after year handed us increases in…taxes are now telling us that we have to be more responsible…[and] how to manage our money. This is nothing but a shell game…Impossible…I find the hubris at the state level… just unconscionable…they don’t have the courage to come and face you…”

Want to help long-suffering local elected officials and local taxpayers now? Want to help solve this crisis right now? REVIEW AND SIGN BEST4NY’S BIPARTISAN ONLINE MANDATE RELIEF PETITION and partner with 1300+ other New Yorkers and county/town/school elected officials who have signed already. Anonymous signatures are permitted.

 

WESTCHESTER LEADS U.S. IN PROPERTY TAXES – ROCKLAND IS 3RD, PUTNAM 12TH. AND BEST4NY IS IN THE NEWS

GOOD NEWS – BEST4NY is in the news. Read the buy real viagra

tpage&nclick_check=1″>Journal News and watch ABC's Eyewitness News on Channel 7 Good, because our mission is to spread the word to our NYS neighbors about mandate relief, better education, and smarter taxation, and work with them in building a legislative majority of NYS Senators and Assemblymen who support these goals and want to rescue NYS residents from their state's downward spiral. It's not just the NYS economy. It's also the NYS Legislature.

BAD NEWS – Again, Westchester County is ranked no. 1 with the highest property taxes in the U.S. A gold medal for failure. Rockland is in 3rd place. A bronze medal for failure. Putnam is in 12th place. The data is HERE Westchester and Rockland Counties – California on the Hudson in the making?

And who's standing on the podium and being awarded those gold and bronze medals with Taps for fiscal responsibility echoing mournfully in the background ? The current majority of the NYS Legislature which blocks mandate relief and is keeping NYS on course toward bankruptcy. Those Senators and Assemblymen are up for re-election this November. They hope to be returned to office by voters too preoccupied with federal elections to understand those legislators' responsibility for dispersing and camouflaging state spending in county, school, and city/town budget and then shifting the cost of that spending to those local governments.

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