Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s “Roundtable on Shared Services with NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Alfred DelBello, James Langlois and Linda Puglisi” Airs on Cable Television

Galef’s forum offers viewers concrete solutions to cutting local costs without giving up services
August 1, 2008

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef takes a deep look at the property tax crisis in New York in a series of TV shows focusing on the topic. The series, which kicked off in March, continues to appear on cable television through October. The next show to air, in two parts, highlights the forum Galef hosted in the spring on sharing services to save taxpayer dollars. Starting at the end of August, Part One, featuring New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Westchester County Association Chairman Alfred DelBello, Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES District Superintendent Dr. James Langlois, and Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, will air. Part Two of this roundtable will be featured in October.

“We must find a solution to out-of-control property taxes in New York,” says Galef. “This involves looking for ways to reduce costs without compromising services. At this roundtable, we had experts from business, municipal government, schools and state government talking about successes they have had which saved money through sharing services. I’m so glad my constituents will have an opportunity to hear what these officials have to say so they can help advocate for cost cutting measures in their own communities.” Galef also serves as Chairperson of the Assembly Committee on Real Property Taxation.

Tune into Cablevision at the dates and times listed below to become part of the conversation and to gain understanding about this complex and challenging topic.

“Speak Out” with Sandy Galef airs as follows:
Ossining/Peekskill Channel 15 – Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.,
Wappingers Falls Channel 21 and Yorktown Channel 74 – Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

“Roundtable on Shared Services with NYS Comptroller DiNapoli Part 1,” with panelists Thomas DiNapoli, Alfred DelBello, James Langlois and Linda Puglisi airs 8/27, 9/3, 10 & 17.
“Roundtable… Part 2” airs 9/24, 10/1, 8 & 15