Joe Saladino for Oyster Bay Supervisor
After just six years as Supervisor, Joe Saladino and his teammates on the Oyster Bay Town Board have done great things - once thought to be impossible.
When Saladino took over six years ago, the Town suffered from low bond ratings, huge environmental challenges, and whole departments that were deeply dysfunctional.
But Saladino and his new Town Board refused to accept that. He launched a whirlwind of reforms that literally changed how business is done:
In place of the Byzantine, months-long delays of a previously corrupt building department, Saladino cleaned-house and implemented "one day" permit approvals for residents;
In place of wastewater seepage that threatened our harbors and groundwater, Saladino build Oyster hatcheries and a shellfish seeding program that filters our harbors fresh;
Instead of accepting a low bond rating, Saladino tightened ship - and dramatically improved Oyster Bay’s bond ratings - now one of the highest on Long Island.
Instead of raising taxes, Saladino used the savings from his reforms to cut taxes.
Instead of sitting-by passively when former Governor Cuomo threatened to "pave-over" Bayville and Oyster Bay and Syosset for a proposed $56 Billion cross-Sound Bridge, Saladino led the fight to stop-it, saving our communities.
Just last year, when Governor Kathy Hochul pushed her anti-suburbs "mass-Housing" plan, to force over 20,000 high density apartments into Oyster Bay, Saladino fought back, worked the Legislature - and blocked it - saving our communities.
The Democrats are - once again - running a group of "sacrificial lambs" - people no one has ever heard of, with no real experience, who have gotten no real campaign funding from their party.
The Leader strongly endorses Joe Saladino for Oyster Bay Supervisor.