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Legislative District 15

Posted on: April 1, 2019

Legislature Holds Second Hearing On County Executive Curran’s Property Tax Reassessment

Legislature Holds Second Hearing On County Executive Curran’s Property Tax Reassessment


The Nassau County Legislature held a second hearing on March 18th on the topic of County Executive Laura Curran’s Property Tax Reassessment. Members of the County Legislature peppered the County Assessor with questions about the assessment process and the so called “Taxpayer Protection Plan” submitted by the County Executive and supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo.


The Assessor handed off the explanation of the “Taxpayer Protection Plan” to the County Attorney and the lobbyist hired by the County Executive to shepherd her plan through the State Legislature.


The legislators directly questioned County Assessor David Moog on the Reassessment process that seems to the public to be flawed, rushed and lacking in transparency.


The questioning brought out several new admissions by the Administration, including the fact that many of the increased assessments were not defensible. Moreover, the Assessor was advised several times by a member of the County Attorney’s office not to answer questions from both Legislators and members of the public, leaving the Legislators and members of the public to wonder aloud, “why not?”


Other startling revelations included


  • The refusal of the Assessor and the Administration to release to the public the computer formula used to fix assessed values, in violation of the Freedom of Information Act;
  • The decision on the part of the Assessor’s office to require a full basement to roof inspection as a condition to correcting minor, obvious errors;
  • The computer software used to calculate assessed value was out of date; and
  • The use of a neighborhood factor caused many increases.


“County Executive Laura Curran’s reassessment process has been a disaster,” Legislator John Ferretti said. “Assessor Moog’s inability to not only answer the questions we ask, but adequately defend the Taxpayer Protection Plan is just another reason why we need an elected assessor in Nassau County.”

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