On Wednesday, September
5th, a bill brought forward by Legislator Steve Flotteron (R) – 11th
Legislative District to establish the first County Task Force to reduce
spending was unanimously approved by the Suffolk County Legislature.
The task force will be
comprised of seven experts in budget and finance, skilled to review the
County’s budget and make recommendations to reduce spending of taxpayer
dollars. The goal is to take an innovative approach to common sense spending by
stretching our tax dollars and spend smart.
“It has been too long
that Suffolk County’s answer to its budget issues is to borrow money, raise
taxes, fees and surcharges,” said Legislator Flotteron. “I am pleased that this
bill was passed on a bi-partisan basis and I’m optimistic that the task force
will help make Suffolk County more affordable for hardworking families and
businesses,” said Legislator Flotteron.