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LAWRENCE E. NEDELKA
- Nedelka, 67, of Garden City, is the Democratic fiscal manager at the Nassau County Board of Elections.
- His previous town government experience was in the 1990s, when he was the finance commissioner for the Town of North Hempstead.
- He graduated from Fordham University.
- Nedelka said the “biggest issue” for him is the development of the Hub area at Nassau Coliseum. He said though he favors the Hub’s development, he opposes a proposal to build a casino at the site, citing infrastructure concerns such as traffic and transportation issues, and negative impact on residents’ quality of life. He added that he doubts the projected casino revenue will meet expectations.
- He criticized the town Republican majority for wasteful spending on items like informational mailings, saying they need to do more to rein in spending.
- He said he is concerned about potential rate hikes in water bills proposed by Liberty Utilities, a private company, but would like to see more town involvement in trying to resolve residents’ concerns.