On January 1, 2010, Edward P. Mangano was sworn into office as Nassau County Executive. That same day, the County Executive kept his pledge to taxpayers by repealing Nassau County’s Home Energy Tax – the equivalent of a 5% property tax reduction for homeowners. Mr. Mangano is the first County Executive to place tax dollars back in the pockets of our residents. Ed Mangano believes that high taxes kill jobs. That is why County Executive Mangano has held the line on County property taxes every year since taking office, eliminated a 16.5% property tax increase planned by the prior administration and even stopped a County Food Tax dead in its tracks. Nassau County was the highest-taxed county in the nation before Ed Mangano took office – that is no longer the case due to his cost-saving policies.
In fact, Nassau County won the New York State Local Government Efficiency Award. Throughout his term as County Executive, Mr. Mangano has focused on rebuilding Nassau County without asking taxpayers to foot the bill for the $378 million deficit he inherited from the prior administration. To accomplish this, County Executive Mangano cut over $330 million in wasteful spending and launched nationally recognized public-private partnerships – savings taxpayers millions of dollars and generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Some of the notable publicprivate partnerships are: ” Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – a successful public-privatepartnership with Forest City Ratner Companies was formed to transform the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum into a world-class sports-entertainment destination at no cost to taxpayers.
When completed, the facility will host the New York Islanders, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankee Coaching Clinics, Children Shows, Heavyweight Boxing championship tournaments, minor league hockey and college basketball games as well as an exciting array of star-studded performers and family-fun entertainment. Plaza development will include a performing arts theatre, ice rink, movie theatre, bowling alley and theme restaurants.