The Best Of 'Em Don't Even Fade Away
Howard Weitzman is back!
No, there hasn't been a coup at the Nassau County Comptrollers' office, deposing George Maragos. [The voters will have to do that the next time around.]
Weitzman, now private citizen, is staying in the public eye, keeping up the fight against such evils as the special taxing districts and other lowly vestiges of government inefficiency, and maintaining a highly visible presence on the web -- www.HowardSWeitzman.com -- which looks suspiciously like his old Nassau County Comptroller's website.
We can see the wheels spinning at County GOP headquarters (that's all they do is spin). "Can he do that? He's hijacked county government?"
Actually, he can (and he has). And, from our perspective, the hijackers of good government are on the inside now, leaving us the job of getting them out.
Call it a shadow government, or leadership in exile, the fight for more efficient local government goes on -- http://www.howardsweitzman.com/agencies/Comptroller/biography.html -- and we at The Community Alliance are delighted to see our dear friend Howard Weitzman leading the charge.
While dismantling the fiefdoms that are the special districts and reforming local government may no longer be high order on the official website of the Nassau County Comptroller -- http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Comptroller/specialdistricts.html -- thank heaven Howard is still steady on the course. http://howardsweitzman.com/agencies/Comptroller/specialdistricts.html
When government fails us, and government officials become derelict in their duties, citizen soldiers must march to the front lines.
Thank you, Howard, for taking your place in the trenches!
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