Jim Morgo, the former chief deputy to County Executive Steve Levy, begins today in a part-time $30,000-a-year post with the Town of Brookhaven. He will focus specifically on development issues, he says, with the goal of making the process “less daunting than it is.” Morgo was a Democratic candidate last fall for town board in Islip. He had served as the head of Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko’s transition team.
Paul Pontieri, the mayor of Patchogue village, serves as Lesko’s deputy supervisor for economic development. Morgo explains that Pontieri is more steeped in planning issues.