From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
March 6, 2012
Since it wasn’t surprising I was at the Nassau County Legislative Building for much of the day – from before noon until after 5 PM yesterday – I should have brought more food than a small coconut bar, especially since the meals others brought in were off-limits for my gluten-free diet.
The Nassau County Legislature voted to Close 4 of 8 Police Precincts, many hours into their Monday, March 5, 2012 meeting, which was so well attended by residents and Press that it was often Standing Room Only.
The 19 legislators voted along party lines, with the 10 Republicans voting YES and the 9 Democrats voting NO to the police precincts closing and – earlier in the meeting – to confirming THOMAS DALE as Nassau County Police Commissioner.
Nassau County Legislators Voted YES to CLOSE 4 Police Precincts:
- JOSEPH SCANNELL – LD 5
- FRANCIS X. BECKER – LD 6
- HOWARD J KOPEL – LD 7
- VINCENT MUSCARELLA – LD 8
- RICHARD J. NICOLELLO LD 9
- PETER SCHMITT – LD 12
- NORMA GONSALVES – LD 13
- JOSEPH BELESI – LD 14
- DENNIS DUNNE, Sr. – LD 15
- ROSE MARIE WALKER – LD 17
Nassau County Legislators Voted NO to CLOSE 4 of 8 Police Precincts:
- KEVAN ABRAHAMS – LD 1
- ROBERT TROIANO – LD 2
- CARRIÉ SOLAGES – LD 3
- DENISE FORD – LD 4
- JUDI BOSWORTH – LD 10
- WAYNE WINK, Jr. – LD 11
- JUDITH JACOBS – LD 16
- DELIA DERIGGI-WHITTON – LD 18
- DAVID DENENBERG – LD 9
And the pizza wafting from the waiting room outside the Legislative Chambers smelled really good.
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