Mangano: I won't raise property taxes

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano gave his first State of the County address Monday night and promised residents he wouldn't raise property taxes.

In an interview with News 12 Mangano reiterated his commitment to closing the $248 million budget deficit by using other measures besides tax hikes. According to the executive, he is ready to cut government staffing by $22 million and reduce the cost of the county executive's staff by nearly $2 million.

Mangano has also promised to revamp the property assessment system, which he claims will save the county $100 million.

"That will start to bring real tax relief to our people without requiring tax increases, without requiring massive layoffs, without requiring the destruction of services that have been offered here in the county," Mangano says.

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