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LETTER: Re-elect Leidka for county legislature

To the editor:

On November 5, we’ll go to the polls and select our legislator to represent us for the next two years. The choice should be an absolute no-brainer. Let me share the reasons why.

Danny Liedka, the former mayor of East Syracuse, is absolutely the most qualified community leader for the job. Since taking office last year, he has worked diligently with his follow legislators to ensure that Onondaga County saw county tax levies reduced to levels not seen since 1985.

He worked with other county leaders to come up with options for transferring Van Duyn Nursing Home, a county monetary boondoggle, to another owner, thus alleviating county tax payers of the burden to continue funding the facility. He also voted in favor of a resolution asking the governor and state leaders to rescind the SAFE act which only serves to make CNY less safe for law abiding citizens.

While mayor of East Syracuse, he held the line on significant tax increases and came up with innovative ways of trying to cut the budget. As a leader, Danny thinks outside the box.

His opponent, however, is the consummate spendthrift. While mayor of East Syracuse ten years ago, she scrapped a fiscally responsible plan to renovate our municipal building and doubled the costs. That mismanagement cost our village taxpayers an 11 percent tax increase after she was voted out of office.

Last year, Lorene Dadey worked diligently with her cronies in their efforts to save the East Syracuse police department. Her efforts were successful and resulted in a 22 percent tax increase for village residents.

Lorene’s belief is that your hard earned money is hers to spend as she sees fit. Your earnings are her credit card to overspend your taxes on her grandiose schemes.

On November 5, be responsible. Put your credit card back in your wallet and re-elect the sound fiscal leadership of Danny Liedka.

BERNIE MENT

EAST SYRACUSE

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