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DeGiorgio, Pollack to Be on Business Improvement District

The two former competitors will work together on this board.

The  board approved a measure that put as the Town liaison on Port Washington’s Business Improvement District.  Former will also be on the board.

As explained it, there is an additional opening on the board, and he can select who fills the spot. He is placing Pollack on the board.

DeGiorgio said that since the voters elected her and voted Pollack out of office, and because Pollack is not a business owner, his appointment would "make the board ineffectual." This scenario, she said, is "setting the board up to fail."

The appointment, she added, is "an insult to the people of Port Washington and to me."

Pointing to Pollack's presence on this board for nearly 16 years and his experience with it, he is a strong candidate, Kaiman said.

Still, Kaiman noted that Pollack's "style can be challenging" and that if this appointment doesn't work, it can be revisited in the future.

Dahlia Omega June 21, 2012 at 04:58 PM
This just demonstrates a lack of respect for the voters by Jon Kaiman.
George Mulligan June 21, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Fred Pollock is a hard working man who did a lot of good things for Port. I don't see why his appointment to this Board should be a problem. As Mr. Kainman said, if things don't work out a change can always be made. And in sixteen months we will be voting again for the Town Council representative. Who knows, maybe Mr. Pollock will stage a comeback there as well.
George Mulligan June 21, 2012 at 06:18 PM
And let us not forget, in sixteen months there is another opportunity to vote Mr. Kaiman out of office. As the song says, "Maybe this time we'll get lucky."
George h June 21, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Everything Kaiman does along with his Ruber stamp board is insult to all the taxpayers of the Town just expose him he will self destruct sooner or later
Nassau Taxpayer June 21, 2012 at 07:39 PM
" Kaiman noted that Pollack's "style can be challenging" " Really? Consider the source and total lack of substance.
Port North Resident June 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Fred Pollack did more things wrong for port than right and that is why he was voted out of office for the second time remember he was voted out in 1997 as well. Degiorgio is absolutely right, her vision of the future is what residents voted for not Pollack's, there is no point to puttting him on this board other than a democrat supervisor taking care of his old friend, it smells of patronage. And just a point of fact a town council seat is a four year term, Ms. Degiorgio won't be up for re-election for 40 months not 16, and at that point I will be happy to vote for her then, she is a dedicated public servant who is the only one on that board who actually stands up for the community that elected her!
Local Resident June 22, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Extremely arrogant move to appoint someone who was recently voted out of office.
R Miller June 22, 2012 at 09:16 AM
Well I see this was done to basically put a rock in her shoe. We threw this bum out and now he is forced back on us.
Ben June 22, 2012 at 11:06 AM
The people spoke they dont want Fred Pollack -- and the BID is spinning its wheels until a mechant can get a realistic rent nothing can be done to sustain business in Port Washington.
Nicholas Capozzi June 22, 2012 at 04:25 PM
The Fred was aways in attendence most of the time I sat on the board, BUT Mr Pollack has two famous statements "NO"& "You can't do that". Enough said.
Donna Rice June 22, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Call or email the Town of North Hempstead and tell them you don't want Fred Pollack on the BID. It is very important that they hear from the people who object to this appointment.
Craig Baines June 22, 2012 at 08:01 PM
So what.....

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