LWV LB Candidates’ Forum – Democratic Primary Candidates for Long Beach City Councilperson – Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM

The League of Women Voters of Long Beach and the Long Beach Public Library will co-sponsor a Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 7:00 PM, in the auditorium of the Long Beach Public Library.  The Democratic Party primary candidates for Long Beach City Councilperson have been invited to attend.   This forum will be videotaped and posted on the League of Women Voters – Nassau County website:  lwvofnassaucounty.org.

Sewer , Water and 8% potential Tax Increase?

So I didn’t get to go to last night’s public meeting on the budget. Call me a hypocrite since I complain all the time about City Council here, but whatever. I could care less. Our city officials are going to do whatever the f*** they want, whether residents are there or not. The only true way to fight city hall is to elect competent leaders to run our city the proper way and not into the ground. Every Tuesday I have something that’s much more important to me and a heck of a lot more run, so I’d rather spend it doing that than dealing with the mess at City Hall. (My love for going to important City Hall meetings faltered during the iStar massacre of 2016 [link]).

Ok, So if you are looking for an update of what happened last night, News12 has a video on their website. Besides potential 7% tax increases, Erin Colton reports on Water and Sewer increase. Please note that the Eramo administration raised our Sewer and Water fees last year. Watch the video. Residents are NOT happy about what is happening.

NEWS12: Long Beach meets on proposed 8% tax hike in $98 million budget

Is the fix in? [speculating]

“[Nassau County District Attorney Madeline] Singas said her office is already investigating the payouts and awaiting the outcome of an audit by the state comptroller.” [NEWSDAY]

“[New York State] Comptroller officials said the first audit regarding the payouts will be released this summer…..

After the June 25th Democratic primary?

“A second audit looking at the city’s overall finances is planned by the end of the year. NEWSDAY]

After the November 5th Election?

Head on over to Newsday if ya wanna read the full article: Long Beach City Council OKs $400G bond for retirements

DiNapoli – “Long Beach = Significant Stress” Financially. SBTC = “A new Regime is needed because the current one isn’t working. REmember this in November.”

“[cities] put on the “Significant Stress” list—The City of Long Beach in Nassau County…” [LINK]

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s “Fiscal Stress Monitoring System” put our City by the Sea in the Significant Stress category in his annual report on municipal fiscal stress.

That is a lot of stress. All that stress is giving me way too much stress. I cannot wait until our city is being run by responsible grownups and not children because this blog is terrible with all this bad news. I cannot stress that enough. I am really sorry to those who come here looking for something happy or fun.

I will bring this SIGNIFICANT STRESS news up again in November right before the vote. Tagged: Election 2019