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Glen Cove City Council: Michael Famiglietti

Michael T. Famiglietti (D, I, Working Families, Glen

Michael T. Famiglietti (D, I, Working Families, Glen Cove Voters), candidate for city council (Aug. 22, 2009)
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MICHAEL T. FAMIGLIETTI

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BACKGROUND:

Famiglietti, 59, a Glen Cove native, also is on the Glen Cove Voters, Independence and Working Families lines. He is the president and chief executive of the YMCA of Long Island Inc. He received his bachelor's degree in education in 1972 from Seton Hall University and did additional study at the YMCA's internal school in Chicago. He also is a member of the Nassau County Parks and Recreation Foundation Board. He was elected in 2007 in his first bid for public office.

ISSUES: He says the main issues facing Glen Cove are "property taxes, just like they are in Nassau County and elsewhere. I'm also advocating for smart growth, and illegal housing is also up there." He lists among key challenges for the city the development of the Glen Cove waterfront, which he says will boost the city's tax base, and the redevelopment of the abandoned Lee Gray Court public housing development into owner-occupied units. He also wants to spur completion of the planned Livingston/Glen Isle project, which would blend owner-occupied housing with rental units in what is now a blighted area of Glen Cove.

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