Received from Karin Barnaby on October 29, 2017
To the editor,
Supervisor Saladino failed to submit annual fiscal stress test documents to the NYS Comptroller’s Office last week.
The Town of Oyster Bay is the only Long Island municipality that failed to submit these financial disclosures this year.
The Town of Oyster Bay has failed to disclose information about its finances to the Comptroller’s Office for four years . . . this time, claiming problems with a computer program.
Is there something about our TOB finances that Supervisor Saladino and TOB council members don’t want the Comptroller’s Office and Oyster Bay residents to know? Under the law, intentionally withholding information is equivalent to lying by omission. Oyster Bay’s Town administrators—like the Trump administration in Washington—would have us believe this is OK. It is not OK!
We must demand transparency, honesty and fiscal responsibility of our elected officials.
I, for one, will not support any administration that refuses to disclose its finances to N.Y. State auditors.
I will be supporting Marc Herman for Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor, and Bob Freier, Eva Pearson and James Versocki
for TOB Council.
Now is the time to restore transparency, responsibility and decency to government.