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VOTERS' GUIDE General Election - November 5, 2019

James S. Gentile

James S. Gentile is running for Brookhaven town council member, 6th District

James S. Gentile

DEMOCRATIC

Gentile, 55, of Mastic Beach, is running on the Democratic line. Gentile, a lawyer in private practice, is seeking a four-year term.

ISSUES:

  • Gentile said the town's infrastructure, such as streetlights, stop signs, sewers and traffic control devices, should be improved. He said the town should spend "smarter" on those improvements.
  • He said the town imposes too many fees on residents for home improvements and modifications. He said permits often require residents to hire professional facilitators to complete them properly. Paperwork should be simple enough for residents to do it themselves, he said.
  • He said the closure of the town landfill, expected in 2024, will be a “nightmare” because post-closure costs are expected to be in the millions of dollars over the next 30 years.
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