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Susan Konig on Tuesday's Election

Candidate for the 9th District County Legislature's seat—Susan Konig speaks out in this letter to the editor.

The following is a letter to the editor from Susan Konig:

In 2009, I ran for County Legislator to represent Cortlandt and Ossining. I lost to the incumbent by a mere 12 out of 9000 votes.

What has changed in two years since I ran on a platform of lower taxes and working to reform county government? We still have the highest taxes in the nation. There is still a board majority spending our tax dollars like Monopoly money.

Unfortunately, this isn’t a game. We are talking about people’s lives, their homes, their jobs, their businesses, their children. Every day this county loses residents, taxpayers, who give up hope that the taxes will stop rising, that the hemorrhaging of our money will cease, that the ever-growing county government will be reigned in.

Change can happen when citizens are committed to it. I pledge to make sure our taxes are not the highest in the nation for the fifth year in a row next year. If I have support on the board, we can do it. My opponent has been promoted and endorsed by the tax and spenders.  I seek the support of the taxpayers.

I ask for your vote on November 8th. My family and I want to stay here. Let’s make Westchester the place people move to, not away from.

Sincerely,

Susan Konig

Candidate for Westchester County Board of Legislators, District 9

Ken Godfrey November 07, 2011 at 04:00 PM
Retire Borgia!
john November 07, 2011 at 04:01 PM
Yes!
Sheet 2 Girl November 07, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Ken, You are obviously ignoring the facts, just like the Tea Partier that you are. Astorino has not even tried to really cut county taxes. He should have started by eliminating the county police, who do nothing because they have such a small jurisdiction. Then he has shoved them down the throat of the Town of Ossining taxpayers, promising that county employees are cheaper than locally controlled ones. Just wait until the Town of Ossining gets the bill for those cops from Robbie. You'll see your town taxes rise big time. But I digress, the real culprit in all this tax talk is school taxes. When a small district like Croton needs three assistant superintendents, something is obviously wrong. The time to cut our taxes is in May, when school budgets come up. "But it's for our children!" is a ruse. It's really for the public school teacher's union.
Miguel Hernandez November 07, 2011 at 05:53 PM
Ken: If you analyze your Ossining Town tax bill you will find that the portion that goes toward the operation of the Town itself (highways/sanitation, parks, legal, planning and other town operations .) is roughly 5-6% of the bill. The hit you have been taking comes from School and County taxes and although the Town collects these taxes it has no legal ability to raise or lower these as the Schools and the County are seperate taxing jurisdictions that determine their own seperate tax rates. Catherine has lowered those taxes over which she and the Town board are responsible for.
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