Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi to Discuss Property Tax Relief Commission’s Findings with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef

Initial recommendations to be released on June 3rd
May 23, 2008

The Commission on Property Tax Relief is set to deliver its initial recommendations to Governor Paterson on June 3rd. Shortly following the release of the report, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has invited Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, who chairs the commission, to lead a discussion on the report’s findings and recommendations in order to better inform the public about how New York State might effectively tackle its enormous and growing property tax burden. The forum will take place June 9th from 7-9pm at Putnam Valley High School, 146 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley.

“I’ve had many conversations with community members about the property tax situation. People talk to me about their ideas and thoughts on how to reduce property taxes and make life in New York more affordable,” says Galef. “I think this Commission has done a tremendous amount of good work to look at all the options to this very complex problem. I am optimistic that this forum will be another avenue for people to engage in ideas and solutions. I hope that many people will come out on June 9th to continue the conversation that’s been started.”

County Executive Suozzi said: “The Commission preliminary report, which will be released on June 3, will contain recommendations for a property tax cap, a circuit breaker, and mandate relief. These recommendations are monumental and will make a tremendous difference for the economy and taxpayers of our state for generations to come.”

This forum is an opportunity for the public to get a close up look about the process the Commission followed to develop its recommendations as well as next steps. There will be time for questions and answers.

For more information or directions to Putnam Valley High School, located at 146 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, contact Sandy Galef’s district office at: (914) 941-1111.