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Nassau County Legislature Postpones Controversial Police Precinct Vote

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
February 28, 2012

Before heading out to Mineola yesterday to cover Nassau County Legislature’s public meeting, I checked some government and facebook pages, and found out that the controversial vote about merging police precincts was postponed. (Vote is tentatively rescheduled for March 5, 2012.)

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Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt (Republican) speaks about postponing vote on controversial merging of Police Precincts, on Monday, February 27, 2012. Vote is tentatively rescheduled for March 5. (Ann E Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Mineola, New York, USA. Feb. 27, 2012. Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer PETER SCHMITT  (Rep. – LD 12) speaks to press about postponing vote on controversial merging of Police Precincts. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Long Island Cablevision’s Channel 12 News interviewed principals representing sides of this issue, including: Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer PETER SCHMITT (Republican – LD 12) and Nassau PBA President JAMES CARVER.

Nassau County Legislature postpones vote on controversial merging of Police Precincts, on Monday, February 27, 2012. Nassau PBA President Jim Carver said he believes Police Benevolent Association and county will talk further. Vote is tentatively rescheduled for March 5. (Ann E Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Nassau County Legislature postpones vote on controversial merging of Police Precincts, on Feb. 27, 2012. Nassau PBA President JAMES CARVER said he believes Police Benevolent Association and county will talk further. Vote is tentatively rescheduled for March 5. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Of any Nassau County legislators who have publicly weighed in on the issue so far, Republican legislative members appear to favor CLOSING, and Democratic legislative members appear to favor KEEPING OPEN, the 4 out of 8 Nassau County police precincts in question.

While getting verification about the postponement, I learned the “We the People Save our Waters Coalition” was holding a noon rally about stopping the long-term lease of Nassau County Sewage Treatment Plants, and it would be held outside the county’s Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, so I headed out to catch that first.

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