Yesterday, September 9th 2014, the Suffolk County Legislature approved a landmark Charter Amendment that will prevent future changes to the Suffolk County Drinking Water Protection Program without a Mandatory Referendum by Suffolk Voters. At its last meeting in July, the Legislature also approved a resolution restoring some $30 million dollars to the program, which preserves land over the Island’s cleanest drinking water, stabilizes sewer costs and provides other tax stabilization. Suffolk voters must ratify both these resolutions through a November 4th Ballot Referendum.
This is a terrific victory for the people of Long Island. We wish to thank those Moms who carried petitions, supported our litigation and wrote to their elected officials in support of these reforms.