According to a release from the county, for the third year in a row, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano delivered to the legislature a no-property tax increase budget that reduces spending for a second consecutive year and continues to deliver essential services for the people of Nassau.
The release continues to state that Mangano and the Republican Legislative Caucus have cut more than $290 million in spending from Nassau’s budget.
Earlier this month, George J. Marlin, the Director of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA), bashed the county's finances, stating that many of the county’s revenue and expense estimates from last year were "delusional."
However, the recent release from Nassau County said:
Without raising property taxes, Mangano has addressed a $311 million deficit inherited from the prior administration and kept pace with double-digit increases in pension and health care costs, unfunded mandates, a stagnant economy and poor municipal practices.
The release continued by stating that the problems created by previous administrations "are being structurally corrected in responsible and transparent budget plans advanced by the administration," putting the county on a "more efficient path to a brighter future."
NICE Bus Launches Student Ambassador Program at NCC
School is back in session at Nassau County Community College (NCC) and Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus service has reinstituted its school year service to accommodate the more than 3,100 students and employees who ride the buses to the college’s Garden City campus.
The 16x express bus offers non-stop service from the Hempstead Transit Center to NCC, and the N43 route is extended from Roosevelt Field to NCC during the school year. This fall also marks the launch of NICE Bus’ Brand Ambassador Program, which utilizes student “ambassadors” to introduce and assist their fellow students with the particulars of NICE bus service, from stops to routes to schedules.
Click here to read more about the ambassador program.
County Announces Free Car Seat Safety Inspections
In recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, County Executive Mangano is urging all parents and caregivers to have their children’s car seats inspected this Saturday, Sept. 22. Nassau County Traffic Safety will partner with the Education and Assistance Corporation (EAC) to inspect car seats and provide free hands-on advice from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Millennium Honda, located at 286 North Franklin St. in Hempstead. Parents are encouraged to call (516) 571-9664 to make an appointment.
Nassau County Traffic Safety offers this service year-round by appointment at the Nassau County Fitting Station in Hicksville. To make an appointment with the Nassau County Child Passenger Safety Fitting Station, please call Nassau County Traffic Safety at 571-9664.