June 1, 2006

Conference on Nassau County Special Districts

Legislator Denise Ford invites all to attend a public meeting to consider Nassau’s 200 special tax districts, their relation to the local property tax burden, and their role in 21st century government.

Hofstra University Center for Suburban Studies
Leo A. Guthart Theater, Hempstead, NY
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Registration: 8:00 AM ~ Program: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Seating is limited, pre-registration is requested

Planning Committee:

N.Y. State Senator Michael Balboni, N.Y. State Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli, County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi, County Comptroller Howard S. Weitzman, County Assessor Harvey Levinson, County Legislator Diane Yatauro, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, and Richard Guardino, Hofstra Center for Suburban Studies.

Additional Speakers to include:

Joseph Beach, Montgomery County, Maryland; Pearl Kamer, Long Island Association; Irwin Kellner, Hofstra University; Eric Lane, Hofstra Law School; Elizabeth Moore, Newsday; Mitchell Pally, Long Island Association; Charles Zettek, Jr., Center for Governmental Research; and Special District Commissioners and Civic/Community Leaders.

Topics to include:

Overview of special districts in Nassau; the effect of special districts on taxes and the economy; accountability, transparency and oversight issues; other models of municipal service delivery; and a Town Hall meeting with state and local public officials.