(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - Earlier today, the Minority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously to uphold County Executive Laura Curran’s veto of a Majority proposal that sought to set in motion a return to the practice of electing the County Assessor. The vote to override failed by a margin of 11 aye votes and eight nay votes; 13 affirmative votes are needed to override a veto.
After the vote, William Biamonte, Chief of Staff for the Minority Legislature Caucus, issued the following statement:
“Members of the Majority sat on their hands for the better part of a decade while the previous County Executive systemically dismantled the integrity of our tax rolls. With that sort of dubious track record, why on Earth should Nassau homeowners take their advice on how to restore fairness and integrity to a system they were complicit in breaking? Now that their badly flawed bill has been defeated for a second time, it’s time for the Majority to stop treating assessment like a political football.”