Newsday Apr. 8 – Groups seek explanation of Sandy contracts

Nassau Democrats joined park and labor advocates Monday to press Republican lawmakers to invite County Comptroller George Maragos to explain his review of Sandy-related county contracts.

“There is a lot of money coming into Nassau County related to superstorm Sandy and we need strong oversight of this process,” Charlene Obernauer, executive director of Long Island Jobs with Justice, told members of the Republican-controlled Rules Committee.

“Add our voice to the call for this legislative body to get the Nassau comptroller here to explain what’s going on,” said Bruce Piel, chairman of PARCnassau. He noted his park advocacy group had been among the first to raise alarms about tree cutting in county preserves after the storm.”

…[Legis. Denenberg said his] questions and those of Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton concerning Sandy contracts had been ruled out of order when the legislature appropriated more than $213 million for storm clean-up because neither sits on the Rules Committee, the only committee that considers contracts.”

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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/groups-seek-explanation-of-sandy-contracts-1.5034027

 

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