I agree that we need sustainable and smart growth. The Lighthouse Project needs to move forward to bring more jobs, housing and revenue to Nassau and the Town of Hempstead. The ball is in the hands of the Town and they need to know that the public will support them when they approve the modified plan for a new Coliseum and development of the surrounding area.
Here is a Petition to sign..
Some info from the Petition:
"- Greater Supply of Well-Paying Jobs: In these uncertain economic times, few entities are willing to invest in large-scale projects such as the Lighthouse. Approval of the Lighthouse will create thousands of well-paying construction jobs, in addition to the thousands more that will be created through the permanent structures.
- Increased Tax Base: Long Island steadily grew in the years following World War II. With the departure of corporate titans like Grumman, that growth flattened out and declined in the 1980's and 90's, and that trend has only recently begun to reverse. The new residents and commercial entities within the Lighthouse project, as well as the new Atlantic League baseball franchise, will increase the Town of Hempstead's tax base and provide a new home on Long Island for industries such as sports technology.
- Lower Tax Burden: Residents of the Town of Hempstead shoulder some of the heaviest tax burdens in the United States. The residential and commercial development in the Lighthouse Project will increase local tax revenue, thus allowing for a reduction of local property taxes. This shows the project is a good complement for the Town of Hempstead's commitment to steady the tax burden on residents. "