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.)
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.
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.