Informational session on new Coliseum gets heated

MERRICK - An informational session on the redevelopment of the Nassau Coliseum fueled an intellectual debate tonight, but things also got a little heated.

Legislator David Denenberg (D-Merrick) held the meeting at the Merrick Public Library where residents were able to find out even more about the proposal and share their own opinions before they weigh in at the polls on Aug. 1.

Many who attended the meeting voiced strong concern over how much the Coliseum will impact their personal wallets. The Nassau County Office of Legislative Budget Review says the bond referendum will cost the average homeowner $58 a year, or just $14 a year after projected revenue is factored in.

County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) has maintained that the $400 million proposal is the best for the future of the area.

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