The Leader Endorses Joe Saladino for Oyster Bay Supervisor


Supervisor Joe Saladino and his teammates on the Oyster Bay Town Board - Michele Johnson, Lou Imbroto, and Thomas Hand - have done great things - once thought to be impossible.

When Saladino took over just four 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 a low bond rating, Saladino tightened ship - and dramatically raised Oyster Bay’s bond rating. Instead of raising taxes, Saladino used the savings from his reforms to cut taxes. The Democrats are 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 the Democratic Party bosses, who re-directed funding to other areas and races. The Leader endorses Joe Saladino for Supervisor; Michele Johnson, Thomas Hand, and Lou Imbroto for Town Council; and Rich LaMarca for Town Clerk. They all deserve re-election.