Assemblyman Pete Lopez Spearheads Open Dialog To Produce Property Tax Relief Without Hurting Schools

***Notice Of Public Meetings*** All residents are invited to participate in “town hall” style regional meetings
August 18, 2010
As a result of his 2009 Community Meeting series, Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R,C,I – Schoharie) is spearheading the formation of new regional Education and Property Tax Reform Committees throughout the seven-county 127th Assembly District with the goal of building community consensus on proposed education and tax reforms. To begin the process, the Assemblyman is inviting all residents to participate in the regional “town hall” style meeting closest to them.

“Although I travel roughly 1,000 miles a week across the district to stay connected with the community on key issues and priorities, these community meetings will provide me with the opportunity to sit down and have an in-depth conversation with residents on the critical issues of lowering our tax burden without compromising our schools. By bringing the community together to review existing proposals and identify new approaches, we can move toward solving these long-standing issues,” said the Assemblyman, who hopes his committees will include residents from not only schools and tax advocacy groups, but parents, businesses, farmers and residents from all walks of life.

All residents are invited and encouraged to attend any of the three regional meetings. For more information, questions, or to share your ideas in the event you cannot attend, please e-mail Assemblyman Lopez at or call one of his regional district offices (listed below).

Western Regional ForumAugust 23, 2010 at 7 PM
Unadilla Valley Central School Auditorium
4238 State Highway 8 in New Berlin
Contact Assemblyman Lopez’s Sidney Office: 607-563-2919

Middle Regional Forum
August 30, 2010 at 7 PM
Golding Middle School Auditorium
155 Washington Avenue in Cobleskill
Contact Assemblyman Lopez’s Schoharie Office: 518-295-7250

Eastern Regional Forum
September 1, 2010 at 7 PM
Catskill Middle School Auditorium
343 West Main Street in Catskill
Contact Assemblyman Lopez’s Catskill Office: 518-943-1371