Glen Cove City Council: Nicholas DiLeo

Nicholas A. DiLeo (D, I, Working Families, Glen Nicholas A. DiLeo (D, I, Working Families, Glen Cove Voters), candidate for city council (Aug. 22, 2009)
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Incumbent DiLeo, 52, is also on the Glen Cove Voters, Working Families and Independence lines. He was elected as a Glen Cove City Council member in 2005 and re-elected in 2007. A member of the third generation of his family to live in Glen Cove, DiLeo graduated in 1979 from C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and owns an insurance business. He was a member of the planning and zoning boards and a president of the Glen Cove Rotary.

ISSUES: DiLeo said the current city council incumbents are responsible for steering Glen Cove onto a path of fiscal responsibility. "I'm not saying they [the previous administration] were asleep on their watch, but from our administration forward, there have been major, major improvements." He said his business experience gives him a cost-cutting mind-set that will help the city curb the need for tax increases or layoffs. He considers the development of the city's waterfront particularly important, given erosion of the city's tax base because of the loss of industry. He also considers quality of life issues important, including illegal rentals that lead to overcrowding.

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