Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 09/10/14: 14 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1)  Sign Up for Harrison Apar YAC Columbus Day Family Golf Classic

2) The Watchdog Report with Sue Siegel - YouTube

3)   Editor-in-Chief at NY Analysis of Policy & Government: 

Americans Giving Up Job Search

4)   Editor-in-Chief at NY Analysis of Policy & Government:

Climate Change Desperatio

5)   Editor-in-Chief at NY Analysis of Policy & Government:

Isis Attack on Southern Border may be Imminent 


6) New ROI column from Frank J. Rich: Cyber Confusion
 
7) COMMUNITY HOSTS BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR DISABLED VETERAN
 
8) Selling a property? Make sure you do these 3 things first...
 
9) Bereavement notice
 
10) Westchester Legislators Approve Stormwater Plans for Croton River and Inland Long Island Sound Watersheds
 
11) Dillon, Yonkers Council, to call for end to GEA
 
12) Yorktown Planning Board continues Costco FEIS review 09/08/14
 
13) Westchester Legislators Cut Astorino's Salary Increases for Top Earners
 
14) Because Who Really Follows The Law Anyway?
 
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THE VOLPE/BAZZO REPORT ON YOUTUBE:
Thank to the help of a good friend Pat N. we are able to bring all available shows of the Volpe/Bazzo Report on YouTube for those who do not have Optimum/Cablevision.
Here is the link to 2012 & 2013 shows of The Volpe/Bazzo Report on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCstWajSgbAgVe29zEyjftlw/videos

Here Are The Links To 2014 Shows Available:


The Volpe/Bazzo Report with guests: Dave Paganelli, Brian Marschhauser and Bryan Fumagalli
http://vimeo.com/84451345


The Volpe/Bazzo Report with guests: Mike Kaplowitz and Brian Marschhauser
http://vimeo.com/84440808


The Volpe/Bazzo Report with guest Eric DiBartolo 01/01/14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDMYJdWA-o0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUstWajSgbAgVe29zEyjftlw
The Volpe/Bazzo Report with guests Darren Rigger & Bryan Fumagalli 05/14/14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hXxpWGVryk

The Volpe/Bazzo Report With Guest Robert Casetlli 08/26/14https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gqxro6BRmQ
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Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundaton
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Harrison Apar YAC Columbus Day Family Golf Classic
When
Monday October 13, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Add to Calendar
 

Where
Mohansic Golf Course
1500 Baldwin Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
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Dear Anthony,

Registration now is open to the public for the 2014 Harrison Apar YAC Columbus Day Family Golf Classic at Mohansic Golf Course on Monday, Oct. 13. 

Join 2-time World Champion Yankee Mickey 'Mick the Quick' Rivers, Community Service honoree Detective Sgt. Jim Graham of Yorktown Police... plus our Official Greeters, Miss Westchester and Miss Hudson Valley, for a fun day with the family and friends. 

Even if you're not golfing, you can attend the Reception & BBQ Awards Dinner. Check our discounted family and foursome rates.

There's something for everyone at the Harrison Apar YAC Columbus Day Family Golf Classic. 


Get more information
Register Now!
I can't make it

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Sincerely,
 
Bruce Apar
Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundaton
harrisonapar@gmail.com
914-275-6887
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The Watchdog Report with Sue Siegel - YouTube
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  Editor-in-Chief at NY Analysis of Policy & Government: 

Americans Giving Up Job Search

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140910122634-43638414-americans-giving-up-job-search?trk=hb_ntf_MEGAPHONE_ARTICLE_POST

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  Editor-in-Chief at NY Analysis of Policy & Government:

Climate Change Desperation

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140909132047-43638414-climate-change-desperation?trk=hb_ntf_MEGAPHONE_ARTICLE_POST

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  Editor-in-Chief at NY Analysis of Policy & Government:

Isis Attack on Southern Border may be Imminent

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140903125341-43638414-isis-attack-on-southern-border-may-be-imminent?trk=hb_ntf_MEGAPHONE_ARTICLE_POST

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R.O.I. By Frank J. Rich
Cyber Confusion
If you've ever had trouble determining which inventory sells best; or put another way, what customers are buying, you're not alone. Your methods may be simple. You stock the shelves and when you look again-either at them or your POS inventory control data-you know what's moving and what's not. Simple, right?
 
Well, while many small businesses have no data tracking mechanism to perform this simple math, most can tell easily what's selling. That's because most small businesses (which make up 99.9 percent of all businesses) have a physical relationship with their inventory and their customers. It's a simple model, but prodigious for its effectiveness.

 Not so for cyber companies, those that sell near exclusively over the web. Their #1 problem is attribution modeling, the ability to identify consumer preferences or behavior under circumstances. When considering the variety of devices that consumers use to do their shopping, the problem grows.
 
In fact, the inability to recognize consumers across devices and connect the data is the failure in "attribution modeling." This means that the cyber retailer cannot determine where to spend its advertising and inventory dollars for lack of analytics that attribute behavior and purchases accurately. Not something you'd expect from the electronic media, right?
 
The result is that most cyber companies rely heavily on SEM (search engine marketing, or pay per click) to identify customers, and first- and last-click metrics to guide their advertising spending and inventory allocations-a fairly inexact attribution model.
 
While research confirms the fascination big retailers have with SEM, research also makes clear that "marketing automation" users are having the greatest success with email, that vaunted media that consumers like to hate but can't avoid. Confused?
 
Not coincidentally, small businesses make too little use of SEM - if you have a website and hope to sell product on it you need both SEO (search engine optimization) and SEM to succeed - but enjoy a comparatively uncomplicated "attribution model." They tie promotion to assumed product usage and reallocate ad spending and inventory according to what sells.

 While visiting family in the South I stopped at a Kroger Supermarket in search of loin or rib lamb chops to make a meal. They had none, but did have a leg of lamb and a single package of shoulder chops.

 When I inquired about the dearth of lamb product-a staple in Northeast markets-I was told that people there don't buy them, or much lamb at all, and that the few items of lamb they do offer mostly spoil before they're sold. That, in an area that boasts sheep farms aplenty. You get the picture.

 "Some 19% of retailers surveyed recently allocate more than half of their total interactive marketing budget to paid-search ads running on Bing, Google and Yahoo. About 17% allocate between 41% and 50%, followed by 14% at between 31% and 40%, and 19% at between 21% and 30%." (Forrester Research)

 Aside from paid search (SEM), SEO and affiliate programs have been the top two most effective sources to acquire customers in the past year. Online retailers "said" they planned to increase their marketing spend aimed at smartphones and tablets in 2014, but most of that spend will go into optimizing traditional interactive marketing messages for mobile devices, such as mobile emails, mobile paid search campaigns, and mobile display ads. Still confused?

 Small businesses have significant advantages over big retailers-too large an issue for this discussion. One certainty is that big retailers are working hardest at having a 1:1 conversation with customers, one of the huge advantages small businesses enjoy over them. The wisdom in the didactic above is that small businesses move into the use of digital tools as major brands attempt to engage customers on a more personal level.

Frank Rich is founder and CEO of Encore Príst International, an organizational development company that helps individuals and organizations reach their full potential through the practice of effective business fundamentals. You may reach him at fjrich@encoreprist.com, or by phone at 866/858-4EPI. To read all ROIs in their entirety, go to Business tab at Town Link.
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Bachmeier, jbachmei@nysenate.gov
 
COMMUNITY HOSTS BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR DISABLED VETERAN
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Pawling, NY – 09/8/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, hosted a fundraiser BBQ dinner for Private Dan Flanigan on Thursday evening at the Pawling Fire Department alongside Purple Heart Homes, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson.
Dan Flanigan is a service-connected disabled Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient who currently lives in a 100-year-old home that is in dire need of repairs. Senator Greg Ball teamed up with Purple Heart Homes to raise funds for the Daniel Flanigan Project, which was selected by Purple Heart Homes for their Aging in Place Program.
“I am thrilled that we have received immense community support on this project, and have been able to make significant progress on Private Flanigan’s home. It has been an honor to work with Purple Heart Homes, who have helped these renovations move along in a timely fashion,” said Senator Greg Ball. “This BBQ fundraiser is the final push we need to wrap up the project, and properly welcome home this deserving veteran!”
“Our veterans have given selflessly to protect the rights and freedoms we enjoy.  Private Dan Flanigan, a Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, is a hero among us, demonstrated by his unrelenting willingness to serve our country. I am humbled to stand alongside Senator Ball, Sheriff Anderson and Purple Heart Homes as we honor Private Flanigan, and assist him with the home renovations he justifiably needs and deserves,” said Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro.
Proclamations were presented to those who have donated to the project so far, including: Whispering Pines Gardening Center, Jay Hildebrandt Electric, Kevin Schick of McGrath & Company, Mike McCormack of Liscum McCormack Van Voorhis LLP, Ken Ford of New York Title, Daniel Marxer of Chazen Companies, James Schmitt of Schmitt Bros. Excavation, Lloyd St. Louis of Boneyard Cruisers of Hudson Valley, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Local 279, Mark Franzoso of Franzoso Contracting, Camille Parisi of Adirondack Hops, Dan Maguire of Nuisance Wildlife & Timberline Tree, Peter Wilcox of Pepsi Co, Gino Capicotto of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, McGraths Tavern, Gerry Klein of Mahopac National Bank, Mitch Klein of Krasdale Foods, Brewster Hills General Store, Hannaford of Pawling, Kobacker’s Market, McKinney & Doyle, Shoprite of Carmel, Christopher Page of Army Week, Major Robert Ramos, Joe Krulder of Drexel Hamilton, My Brother Vinny Community Organization, George Apap Painting , Jilco Windows, GAF roofing, Page Lumber, Dave Zublin of Old Time Barns, Lina Fierro, Steve Saba, Anthony Quatrone of Wood Stone Contracting, Brian Gallagher, Bob Nunziato, Rollo Podilla, Judy Fitzgerald, Minutemen, Bell Heating & Cooling, Jim Corless, Steve Adams, Echo Electric, John Biddle, Local 235 Labors Union, Anthony Farese, Clancy Moving, Karl Fister from the Village of Pawling Buliding Department, Chip Mullins, Rich Taylor, Kevin Andros, Rhino Linings, Team Depot from Brewster Home Depot, Hannaford in Pawling and many more.
Over the past several weeks, two brand new decks have been installed; new siding and a brand new front door on Dan’s home have been installed. The old carpeting and hardwood flooring has been removed and was replaced with new flooring. The old bathroom has been completely removed and the new bathroom and shower have been installed and completed. All the exterior storm windows have been removed and all the rotten molding on the exterior is being replaced.
“What a fantastic evening for a fantastic project. Purple Heart Homes is delighted to be working side-by-side with Senator Greg Ball and hundreds of community partners from throughout the Hudson Valley area to truly welcome home this local hero,” said Vicki Thomas of Purple Heart Homes. “Senator Ball is certainly proof that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
To make a monetary donation for the Purple Heart Homes project you can visit: www.purplehearthomesusa.org. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Senator Greg Ball’s office by calling (845) 279-3773.
For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at jbachmei@nysenate.gov
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NYS Senator Greg Ball
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Dear UTY members: If Bobbie Ann Cox gives the UTY a discount for her service if you need it. Many of our members have reduce their taxes.

Ed





3 Things to do Before Selling a Property
Newsletter September 2014
In This Issue
3 Things to do Before Selling a Property
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Dear Ed,
  
Are you selling a property?  Or are you about to sell a property?  If so, there are three things you should do to ensure a successful sale. 
  
Check out my informational article below if you'd like more details...
   
Sincerely,
 
Bobbie Anne Flower-Cox
(914) 779-7762                 BCox@CoxLawyers.com

  3 Things to do Before Selling a Property
 
Selling a property, yours or someone else's, can be quite challenging by times.  Market trends, the economy, property flaws, etc., are all things that can work against you.  Try these three things to help you make the sale process a smoother and more enjoyable experience...
 
# 1: Lower the property taxes
As I have written in the past, lowering the property taxes on a property will automatically increase the value of that property, and make it more desirable to perspective buyers.  If you own a property, or are in contract to purchase a property, New York State law provides that you can grieve your property taxes. Buyers like seeing that the seller is proactively lowering the taxes, as it makes the buyer's life much easier once they become the new owner.
 
# 2: Have an inspection done
Any buyer today is going to hire a professional to inspect the property for "defects" and environmental hazards, and then they will turn to the seller to cure any issues, or give them a credit at closing so they can cure them.  You may as well hire an inspector and have your own inspection done beforehand.  An inspection will cost you a few hundred dollars, but by doing so, you are being proactive, and helping yourself avoid the headache of dealing with these inevitable issues later.  
 
#3: Order a title report
Any lender today will require title insurance on a property before they agree to lend money for a purchase.  Title insurance ensures the property is being transferred to the new owner free of any liens.  It's a good idea to have a title company generate a title report on your property so that you can see exactly what kinds of, and how many, liens exist against your property.  As an attorney, I have seen many instances where a closing is significantly delayed, and sometimes even cancelled, as a result of excessive or hard to clear liens.  The liens could be yours, or a prior owner's that are still showing up on public record for some reason.  As the seller, if you know what liens are outstanding, you can work to clear them before you even find your buyer.  It could save you significant time and headache later.
 
 
These are just a few suggestions of things you can do to help you sell a property in a more expeditious and enjoyable way.  If you need assistance with any of these suggestions, you can find us at: Cox Lawyers.com or call (914) 779 - 7762.
 
This newsletter is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice.  By subscribing to this newsletter, you acknowledge that there is no attorney-client relationship established, and the information provided is for informational purposes only.
NOTE:
The property tax grievance period for Yonkers
is just a few weeks away.
Call us today if you or someone you know would like to reduce their property taxes. 
(914) 779 - 7762                   www.CoxLawyers.com

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With sadness we inform you of
the passing of

Harold Gilbert
Hershel ben Yitzchak, of blessed memory
Father of Judge Ilan Gilbert

Ilan will be sitting Shiva Monday-Wednesday (Sept 8-10) at his home
101 Ridgeview Ln, Yorktown Heights, NY
visiters are asked to come between 11:00am-5:00pm, then again 6:30-9:00pm
Mariv services at 7:30pm
(If you are able to attend the services, please let us know at 914-962-6600
so we can arrange for a minyan)


May G-d console the esteemed family, 
together with all those that mourn Zion and Jerusalem.  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2014

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-419-5221 (cell)

 

 

Legislators Approve Stormwater Plans for Croton River and Inland Long Island Sound

White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) approved Stormwater Reconnaissance Plans for the Croton River and Inland Long Island Sound watersheds tonight at its regular meeting, thus paving the way for more specific recommendations for capital projects and other actions to address flooding around northern Westchester and in the municipalities located within these two watersheds.

Approval of the Stormwater Reconnaissance Plans for the Croton River and Inland Long Island Sound watersheds is necessary to comply with Westchester’s Storm Water Management Law, which was adopted in 2011 to map out an overall strategy for combating the persistent flooding problems impacting every municipality in the county.

“With these two reconnaissance plans in hand, town and municipal officials in some of Westchester’s most flooding prone areas can start planning specific projects to mitigate flooding,” said Legislator Pete Harckham (D-North Salem), chair of the BOL Labor, Parks, Planning & Housing Committee, and also one of the co-sponsors of the original stormwater legislation.

A major component of the stormwater legislation provides for the County to share half of the cost for flood mitigation projects initiated by the municipalities.

“The county has seen an increased number of flooding problems in the last few years because of heavy downpours and snowfalls,” said BOL Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining). “Stormwater problems have caused millions of dollars of damages throughout the county and made roadways impassable. Now, with data collected from the municipalities in these watersheds, we can move forward and prioritize what projects will have the most benefit for our residents and business owners.”

The Croton River Reconnaissance Plan covers 183 square-miles of watershed, the largest in Westchester, some which drains directly into the Croton River but also includes a number of smaller watersheds, streams and stormwater drains. The watershed stretches across all of the northern Towns of the County—the Towns of Yorktown, Somers and North Salem in their entirety, and parts of Cortlandt, Lewisboro, New Castle, Bedford and Pound Ridge—plus the municipality of Mount Kisco.

The Inland Long Island Sound Reconnaissance Plan covers 45 square-miles of watershed—the second smallest in Westchester—which drains toward the Long Island Sound through Connecticut. It includes parts of four Westchester Towns—Lewisboro, Pound Ridge, Bedford, New Castle and North Castle.

The study encompasses a wide range of land use and development density—from village downtowns to the more residential neighborhoods and hamlets, which have experienced substantial flooding problems and attendant property damages and road closures.

The most flood prone areas in the Croton River and Inland Long Island Sound watersheds will be eligible for improvements, said Harckham. Some projects in the two approved Reconnaissance Plans, like water detention basins and rain gardens, stand as effective measures for flood mitigation, and can be enacted by municipalities right away.

“Our municipal and local partners in these watersheds tell us these plans will make the path toward flood mitigation much clearer for them,” said Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson), chair of the BOL Infrastructure Committee, who has guided legislative approvals for the County’s Stormwater Reconnaissance Plans. “The time for action on flooding is now, and I’m glad the Board of Legislators recognizes this.”

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DILLON TO CALL FOR END TOGAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENTAT JOINT PRESS EVENT

Candidate for Senate wants end to Albany "games"
Will unveil plan to return school aid dollars


    Joe Dillon, running to replace George Latimer in the 37th senate district will be joined by members of the Yonkers City Council led by President Liam McLaughlin and education advocates at a joint press conference calling for an immediate end to Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) this morning outside the Yonkers Board Of Education.

    Dillon will support the Yonkers officials in their demand of Governor Cuomo to once and for all end GEA which has taken back $110 Million from Yonkers Schools thus far. He will also announce the launch of a website and petition drive to end GEA.

    Says Dillon, “George Latimer voted 3 out of 4 years for GEA and look where we are now. Yonkers is in a massive fiscal hole thanks to this mindless program. Instead of that money -the people’s money- being here in Yonkers, its sitting in a legislature-controlled escrow account waiting to be doled out when it serves George’s political needs. This is inexcusable.”

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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown




Planning Board
September 8, 2014

Meeting highlights. For a summary of other agenda items, plus more comments about Costco, visit ciyinfo.org.

1. Staples Plaza
The applicant’s engineer presented a slightly modified plan for the “middle” building, the former location of Emigrant Savings Bank.  The shopping center owner is still looking for a tenant/s for the building.

2.  Costco FEIS review
The board continued its page by page review. At the September 22 work session, the board will review sections up to “J,”  including stormwater and fauna. Traffic will be addressed at a special meeting scheduled for September 30.

Issues discussed included: green roof, need for gas pumps, conformance to Comprehensive Plan, screening, night sky issues, impact on local businesses and density.
 




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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2014

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-419-5221 (cell)

 

 

Westchester Legislators Cut Astorino’s Salary Increases for Top Earners

 

No good rationale for big raises while dealing with a $7.5 million deficit”

 

White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) chose last night to cut substantial salary increases requested by County Executive Rob Astorino for a select number of the County’s top earners, and instead unanimously approved an act that amends the pay plan and creates new salary structures for two of the County’s most important public health positions, making them more competitive with similar positions in the region.

 

County Executive Astorino was proposing salary increases for the Commissioner of Health and a number of other non-represented management positions in the Department of Health and the Department of Labs and Research, at a cost of roughly $25,000 per position. Earlier this week, the BOL heard from Budget Director Lawrence Soule that Westchester was already facing a $7.5 million deficit for 2014 through the second quarter.

 

“There is no good rationale for big raises for two commissioners while the County is dealing with a $7.5 million budgetary shortfall, which could increase by year’s end,” said BOL Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining). “The Budget Director reported that he was looking at salary savings among other ways to shrink this deficit. Many of my colleagues on the Board of Legislators agree that handing out large, selective salary increases to commissioners isn’t the right strategy at this time.”

 

The two pay plan amendments approved by the BOL are for the Chief of Section position in the County’s Department of Health and the Pathologist – Medical Examiner position in the Department of Labs and Research. The Chief of Section position will now pay a top salary of $150,000, up from $127,000. This position requires a duly certified pediatrics doctor with an additional certification in infectious disease. The Medical Examiner position will now pay a top salary of $199,000, up from $172,000.

 

“These two positions are crucial components in protecting the health and well-being of our residents, and for too long they have been existing outside the realm of competitive salaries in the metropolitan New York area,” said Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh), chair of the BOL Community Services Committee. “My colleagues on the Board of Legislators readily agreed with the Administration that these two positions need to attract qualified and talented professionals. However, we need to be mindful that many of Westchester residents have not seen their salaries increased over the last several years. So, any new raises have to be entirely justified and warranted.”

 

The Westchester Legislators learned in the past few months that the salaries of Medical Examiners and physicians in the Department of Health were not competitive and proving an impediment to these positions being filled. The Chief Medical Examiner in Suffolk County, for instance, was earning up to $250,000. As for physicians, the mean salary is $236,000, with the lowest percentile earning $185,000.

 

“Most people looking to work in the public sector realize that salaries will not match those in the private sector,” Williams commented. “But we have to be in a range that reflects an understanding of what the market for top professionals is like. We have to focus on getting the right people for these positions because our residents deserve the best public health service possible.”

 

Williams noted that non-represented managerial salaries for County Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners should be reviewed as a group, not piecemeal, and inside the 2015 budget process.

 
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For Immediate Release
September 9, 2014
Contact: Press Office
(202) 479-7070
 
…Because Who Really Follows The Law Anyway?
 
Given A Chance To Stand Up For The Rule Of Law, Sean Patrick Maloney Shrugs
 
WASHINGTON – No one is above the law. Not an average citizen. Not a member of Congress. Not even a president. That’s why it matters when the president doesn’t follow the law and notify Congress in advance of his controversial prisoner swap.
 
Today, Sean Patrick Maloney had the opportunity to condemn this unlawful act. It’s not about party; it’s about the rule of law. Sean Patrick Maloney would rather protect President Obama than stand up for what’s right. And that’s exactly what’s wrong with Washington today. But don’t take the NRCC’s word for it, even the Government Accountability Office agreed the White House broke the law.
 
“This vote is beyond party politics,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “Sean Patrick Maloney is too busy protecting President Obama to please Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues instead of doing what’s right and standing up for the rule of law.”
 
GAO: Obama’s Controversial Prisoner Swap Violated The Law. “The Obama administration violated the law when it failed to give Congress adequate notice about the transfer of five detainees from Guantanamo Bay as part of a swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the investigative arm of Congress said Thursday.” (Jeffrey Sparshott, “Bergdahl Swap Violated Law, GAO Says,” The Wall Street Journal, 8/21/14)
 
Sean Patrick Maloney Voted Against A Bill Condemning President Obama’s Controversial And Unlawful Prisoner Swap. (H. Res. 644, Roll Call Vote #485, 9/9/14 )
 
 
 
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