Nassau Executive Laura Curran Seeks to Regain Hispanics’ Trust

Laura Curran and her team during a meeting with members of the Hispanic press on Long Island, held on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Mineola. (Photo from NCPO via Noticia Long Island)

“Latinos are important to the development of the economy of this county, and I want them to know that we work with transparency,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran at a meeting with the Hispanic press and representatives of Long Island community organizations. (…)

A Democrat and a legislator from 2014 to 2017, Curran made history in January 2018 when she was sworn in as the first woman to head Nassau County. (…) Eight months later, her administration has begun taking firm steps to keep her promise of putting an end to corruption that she made to voters.

“I want our Hispanic residents to know and be informed of everything that is going on in the different departments that form my administration,” said Curran, highlighting the work the Department of Social Services, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums and the Police Department, among others, have been carrying out to provide efficient services for the county.

Unfreezing taxes is the first of the executive’s campaign goals that she is seeking to achieve. “We have services to cover, and we need residents to pay their taxes,” said Curran, referring to the fact that, for the first time in a decade, the market price of the county’s 400,000 homes will be reevaluated.

Property tax assessments were frozen in 2011 by the previous administration, but Executive Curran ordered them unfrozen in 2018 and signed a bill to review property valuations across Nassau for 2019.

(…) Curran said that she made sure that her tax plan will benefit the middle and lower classes the most.

For his part, Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, one of the high-ranking officials who accompanied Curran during the meeting with the Hispanic press, said that he is committed to finding solutions to the safety issues faced by the diverse communities in the county. The executive appointed him in February 2018 after 35 years of service on the force.

“So far, we have achieved only positive results. In the last seven years, violence in the county has dropped 30 percent, and just this year we have been able to reduce it another 5 percent,” said Commissioner Ryder. (…)

The Hispanic connection

For Nassau County and Executive Curran, it is essential to restore the connection of Hispanic residents with C.A.S.A., a county agency that provides bilingual assistance for job, health, housing and educational services provided by the county and by state and federal agencies.

“In their everyday lives, the Hispanic community has different needs. C.A.S.A is a Nassau County agency that provides a safe space, we speak Spanish, and we will make sure to continue to provide the best guidance for Spanish-speaking residents,” said Gabriela Castillo, director of C.A.S.A.

Castilllo, a Salvadoran lawyer, said that C.A.S.A. (…) also plays an important role in the work the county’s departments carry out, as it allows them to evaluate procedures related to Latinos and their needs.

“The new leadership is making certain to include residents in their administration and to ensure real transparency,” said Castillo. “We need to work hand in hand to reestablish trust with the Hispanic community, and we will keep looking for ways to reach out to them,” she said.

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  1. The MS-!9 (Municipal Servants-19 ) gang of legislators are responsible for more deaths in Nassau County than the MS-13 gang in the last decade; when it comes to detainees at the jail.

    Laura Curran is starting out [on] a corrupt agenda. Laura was the (former) press agent for Thomas Souzzi, the (former) Democratic County Executive who’s Administration, in 2002, failed to comply with the Enforcement of the CRT-Reform Policy Agreement with the DOJ, to end a Civil and Human Rights Lawsuit. Souzzi and the Legislature failed to implement the Reform policies that included the implementation of Video Surveillance Cameras in NCCC and [all] areas used by inmates at NUMC Secure Prison Wing. Since 1999, not one Video Surveillance Camera file has been released to the public or to the attorneys of the victims or their families. Laura Curran is complicit in this “Major Scandal” to deprive inmates at NCCC of their Due Process of a Fair Trial that includes [all] the states evidence and Government Protected (electronic) Video Files. As press agent for Souzzi, Laura Curran Aided, abetted and Facilitated this Human and Civil Violation against community members unfortunate to get arrested in NC and were too poor to afford bail by omitting this vital information from the Nassau County tax-paying Citizens who’s tax-dollars purchased the Federal ordered, DA, proposed, Legislature approved, Tax-payer purchased, Video Surveillance Cameras. Video Surveillance Cameras Saves Lives and Stops Abuse and Rapes by ShOA-Correctional Union presidents. Video Cameras Don’t Lie! Long Island’s News Media has colluded with NC’s corrupt Government Administration by ‘Failing To Report’ on the deliberate indifference and egregious, malicious intent of ignoring theses Reform policies and Video Files for public release. Laura Curran is a News Lady that worked to hide the information rather than report on this corrupt pattern and practice that puts lives in jeopardy and enable the “Culture Of Violence” to continue un-abated and un-prosecuted. The News Media is hiding the Truth from the tax-paying public about the Video Surveillance Cameras. Since 1999 not one Video has even been request by way of Freedom Of Information. The News Media are suppose to educate the public_Not [Aid and Abet] “Killers with Badges!” The ShOA-Union is a ‘Continuing Criminal Enterprise’ operating out of the NC Sheriff’s Department. Laura Curran is a part of [all] that is wrong for Nassau County tax-payers and community members. To Date: Laura and the MS-19 gang of Legislators (Municipal Servants)-19, are responsible for more deaths and (cover-ups) on Long Island than the MS-13 gang in the past decade. Legislators and the Executive Administration permitted 14-deaths to occur at the jail because Armor Indemnified Nassau County against Lawsuits_Inmates be damned! This [all] occurred on Laura’s watch as a Legislator, but started under Laura’s press agent job under Thomas Souzzi, Laura is renowned for hiding the truth. I never read any of Laura’s News Reports about the “Culture Of Brutality” at NCCC/NUMC. After voting to approve Ed- sticky-fingers -Mangano’s politically engineered Health-Care Scheme that puts Mangano’s Crony appointed operatives at NUMC back in-charge of inmates Health-Care despite NUMC’s past history of deaths, abuse, and cover-ups for “killer jail Guards” Remember Thomas Pizztuo. Now it’s Darryl Woody’s death that Nassau County is covering-up because NC is not indemnified in Darryl Woody’s lawsuit. This is a Homicide that’s being covered-up as a suicide. The News Media is failing to report that Darryl’s death on January 3, 2011, while still on 1to1 24-hour [constant] Suicide Supervision at NUMC. his death was caught on Video Surveillance Cameras at NCC at NUMC. NCCC blames the Medical Center. NUMC blames the jail. Both ‘conspire and collude’ to hide the truth by obstructing Justice and tampering with [Government Protected Files] that depicts a homicide by asphyxiation_Choke-Hold by killer jail guards who said that Darryl Woody was “Found hanging.” What NCCC, NUMC The DA’s Office, NYSCOC, Homicide Squad, DOC, Lawmakers, and the News Media, have to hide? “We Can handle the truth! ” Release the Video(s)!” ” Trial Date: April 2018. Yes, Seven years ‘still’ no closer to the truth. What happened to a Federal Investigation? The Feds are in bed with Nassau County’s (corrupt) Administration! The Feds Know! We took Michael Goldberg of the Easter District of New York, Brooklyn’s Civil Rights Branch. Two years later Mangano, the jail and the NUMC’s ‘Tragic-Care’ gets a pass. What’s in Laura wallet? A get out of jail free card _or Free Pass on Negative press card by her former press colleagues run by Altice USA. Altice is the Long Island’s equivalent to Sinclair Broad Casting. “When you control the media, you control the Message!” If the message is deception then the community has been deceived. News Suppression by Long Island’s Corporate Establishment. Free-Press for a Price. What’s Laura’s price_”Her Fee(?)” How many more minorities must pay with their lives_damn the treasure! Which News Media will call Nassau County’s Laura Curran out on the Video Cameras?

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