Action Alert: Stop Suffolk County’s Unaffordable, Unauthorized Fees.
Instead of doing their jobs, Suffolk County officials want to force you to pay for their bad budgeting. They’re pushing $50 million in unaffordable, unconstitutional, unauthorized fees. It’s unreal.
They could have learned from their neighbor Nassau’s big budget mistakes, but Suffolk officials are following the same road to ruin.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Fee increases don’t work. Just last year, Suffolk County’s fee increases fell short of revenue promises by over $12 million.
- Abusing fees to grab revenue isn’t even legal under the New York State Constitution, according to the State Comptroller.
- The County is hinging their entire bloated $3 billion budget on unauthorized taxes.
The Suffolk County Executive and legislators are building a ticking budget time bomb and expecting taxpayers to pick up the mess when it explodes.
Suffolk residents must take control. A step toward doing that is passing a new 2-percent cap on fee increases.
Here’s how you can make a difference:
1 – Volunteer with Reclaim New York Initiative to make this new cap on fees a reality. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved today!
2 – Call your legislator NOW, and tell them to support capping fee increases. Click here to find your Legislator.