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Letter: Suffolk planning panel focused

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone attends a news

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone attends a news conference in Greenport on May 5, 2015. Credit: Randee Daddona

The contested election for new leadership at the Suffolk County Planning Commission does not change the commission’s united recognition of its primary mission or support of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s economic program [“Casey on planning panel,” News, Feb. 11].

The members stand united with Bellone on the fundamental issues facing Suffolk County: to promote economic growth, increase rental housing, keep our young people on Long Island, redevelop our aging downtowns, create transit-oriented development, support for industry and agriculture, and promote transformative projects such as the Ronkonkoma Hub and Wyandanch Rising.

Michael Kaufman, Nissequogue

Editor’s note:The writer is a member of the Suffolk County Planning Commission.

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