Nassau is only one of two counties in the state of New York to administer property assessments, and it has an unusual number of overlapping jurisdictions compared with other geographic areas ["Assessment shift good, but unlikely," Letters, Nov. 26].

Nassau is composed of three towns, two cities and 64 villages. Then there are all of the special districts, school districts, sanitation districts, water districts and more.

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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano's proposal to fob off the assessment system to the towns is simplistic and naive. Perhaps he should appoint a task force of knowledgeable individuals to study other paradigms and solutions. Handing off a disagreeable and unmanageable situation to other entities cannot possibly be the only option.

Gabriele K. Libbey, Harbor Isle