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Weigh in on Police Precinct Vote

County Executive Ed Mangano postponed a vote on his controversial precinct reorganization plan. Was it the right move?

It's been an issue that's been hotly debated, ever since it was announced in January.

County Executive Ed Mangano's proposal to transform four of the county's precincts including the eighth Precinct in North Massapequa into community policing centers.

The remaining four precincts including Massapequa's seventh precinct would remain intact.

The Nassau County Legislature planned to vote on the proposal Monday. But that vote was postponed. Mangano announced that negotiations with police union officials who opposed the plan were ongoing. 

But it was  also learned that Legis. Joseph Belesi, R-Farmingdale, who was believed to be a possible swing voter, had been hospitalized.

This left Republicans who hold a 10-9 majority in the legislature looking at the possibility that they couldn't control the vote.

We want to know what your thoughts are. Should the vote have been postponed? Take our poll below and weigh in with you comments.

cc February 28, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Not for nothing, I didn't vote for Mangano, but I'll bet the majority of Nassau County Police officers did!!! I'd also be willing to bet, they are all wishing they were paying $20 more year in taxes, under Suozzi's plan. Suozzi lost by 250 votes. If all the police officers had voted for him, this wouldn't even be an issue. Oh well, "boo too" to them....now they're actually going to lose money. You get what you pay for Nassau Country Police (lol)!!!!
julia February 28, 2012 at 07:44 PM
i just want to know why is it every cop car i see on the road the cop has a cell phone in hand... aren't they suppose to be setting an example. whish i could ticket them
cc February 28, 2012 at 08:38 PM
LOL Julia, you see some on the road? The ones I see are parked behind the firehouses, in some random parking lot talking to one another, etc....Meanwhile, residents all over town are sailing through school zones at 65 mph. It's absurd!!!

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