Eisenstein said she would work to maintain the rural character of Southold and plan with strategic growth in mind, as well as looking for ways to help businesses thrive. To deal with the town’s traffic issues, she said she would reach out to the state, county and town transportation departments and civic groups to find solutions. “We have a great opportunity to solve that problem in creative ways. We need to bring experts to the table with the community, get some ideas and get them implemented,” she said. She pointed to the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association’s participation in a traffic calming project for a problem intersection and suggested that a holistic approach could be applied townwide, with the town, county and state participating in compiling a traffic report, along with public hearings for community input.
Eisenstein, 68, of Mattituck, making her second bid for a town board seat, is running on the Democratic and Independence party lines. She owns Melmar Enterprises, a communications strategy company, and has volunteered as a mediator in Southold Justice Court in a mediation program she introduced there. She earned an associate degree at Suffolk County Community College and holds certifications in mediation and conflict resolution. Eisenstein helped start the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association and is the group’s past president. She is married and has a daughter.