Letter: Never-ending mall fight

Chairman of the Cerro Wire Coalition, Todd Fabricant Chairman of the Cerro Wire Coalition, Todd Fabricant -- alongside a large contingent of bipartisan elected officials, community leaders, civic association representatives, chambers of commerce and residents from throughout the Town of Oyster Bay -- speaks during a news conference. (Aug. 19, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday / Jeffrey Basinger

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I wonder if I'm the only taxpayer perplexed at the never-ending litigation, game-playing and cost of the 18-year saga of the proposed mall on the site of the former Cerro Wire plant ["Mall saga goes on," News, Oct. 8].

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It's beyond my comprehension! Oyster Bay wasted money to put this to rest once and for all, hosting a referendum in August, knowing full well that only a mere 12 percent of the voters would even bother to cast a vote -- and for what? Even after the huge unnecessary expense of a vote, this issue was not put to rest.

Barbara Gilman, Old Bethpage
 

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