FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2013
Supervisor Kaiman Attends Forum in Support of Program Aimed at Slowing the Rising Costs of Public Services
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North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman recently joined a number of local officials in a round table discussion to lend his support to a broadening movement to keep taxes affordable.
The June 27th discussion at the Village of Hempstead Public Library focused on the PAYGo NY program, an initiative aimed at protecting taxpayers and the essential services they rely on by utilizing innovative, local strategies to address unfunded mandates and the rising cost of public services.
“My administration, which formed the Office of Inter-municipal Coordination in 2006 specifically to help governments and municipal corporations work together to provide taxpayers with the highest level of services at reduced costs, understands the idea of effectively delivering public services,” Supervisor Kaiman said. “PAYGo is a substantial program that will benefit the overall economy as well as ultimately improve the quality of government.”
PAYGo NY was created by Mike Hein, Ulster County’s first County Executive. The program, he said on his website, www.paygony.com, means constantly evaluating government's actions, assets and financial position in order to develop new and innovative ways to ensure that essential services are protected.
Other elected officials who participated in the discussion included Nassau County Legislator Delia Deriggi-Whitton, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, and Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall, among others.
Hein has taken his program on the road throughout the state to help garner support for and spread the word about PAYGo NY and the fact that it can work for every government.
Supervisor Jon Kaiman joins with local officials in a round table discussion focusing on the PAYGo NY program.