SUFFERN, NY (December 10, 2012)—Mayor Dagan Lacorte called for the repeal of Rockland’s $14 million a year energy tax in a new television ad, continuing his insurgent exploratory campaign for County Executive by discussing policy in detail.
“Sky high energy costs are straining our family budgets and sending jobs out of Rockland, “Lacorte said, “We need bold solutions”
The ad and supporting materials can be viewed at:
Lacorte said he would repeal the regressive energy tax, reduce government utility costs by 25% over four years and oppose the energy-consuming United Water Desal plant planned for the Hudson.
As Suffern’s Mayor, Lacorte reduced the village’s energy bill by 15% by improving the efficiency of the sewer plant, competitively bidding the energy supply and investing in energy efficient infrastructure. Suffern utility costs went from $748,373.67 in 2010 to $665,257.75 in 2012. The
two year average savings is $13.64%. As of September, year to date utility costs were down by more than 17%. Sewer plant utility bills are down 20% since 2010.
Mayor Dagan Lacorte is a progressive Democrat with the bold solutions and new ideas to lead Rockland County. As Suffern’s Mayor, he passed a budget below Governor Cuomo’s property tax cap, expanded programs for seniors and froze his own pay.