"These are challenging and unprecedented times. As we work together through COVID -19, we will need to renew our focus on our schools, small businesses and health care systems. With three decades of experience serving my community as a Social Worker, I know what it takes to find creative solutions, navigate governmental agencies, and get things done efficiently."
Corruption and Your Taxes
Your County Government Leadership must be competent and diligent to ensure the public trust. Like you, I am sick and tired of seeing my taxes increase with not enough to show for it. And I’m just as tired of hearing how tax breaks to big corporations will help our local economy while no one holds them accountable to make good on their promise.
As stewards of your tax dollars, County Legislators are charged with providing proper fiscal oversight of all County expenditures. The NYS Comptroller and Republican Orange County District Attorney Hoovler both cited the Orange County Industrial Development Agency Board (which included Legisator Steve Brescia) for negligent and incompetent oversight that resulted in fraud of $1.3 million. And while tax relief was gifted to big corporations, small businesses were left struggling while homeowners and renters (through increased rents) were left holding the bag on increased school taxes.
As your County Legislator I will fight for a thorough, external investigation of the County IDA and a review of all County budgetary compliance. It’s time to end corruption. It’s time for our tax investments to pay off and It’s time Orange County Government worked for YOU!