QUESTION:WHY DOES MAYOR BRAMSON WANT ONLY DEMOCRATS ON CITY COUNCIL?
ANSWER: SO HE CAN CIRCUMVENT GOVERNOR CUOMO'S NEW TAX CAP AND RAISE YOUR PROPERTY TAXES BEYOND THE 2% CAP!
The Bramson Campaign is actively campaigning to stack the City Council with only Democrats.
Many voters have been contacted by the Bramson Campaign to blindly vote along Party lines this year without thought.
What the Bramson Campaign is NOT TELLING YOU is that Bramson needs you to elect a supermajority of Democrats to City Council so that they can override Governor Cuomo’s Property Tax Cap, which is protecting you, the property owner, from onerous property tax increases.
On June 30, 2011, Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation that caps your property taxes at a 2% increase. This tax cap can be overridden by a super-majority vote of council. If the Mayor is successful, he and his disciples will override the property tax-cap in New Rochelle and raise your taxes to support his political agenda.
Bramson and his family have maxed out campaign contributions to Democratic council candidates to guarantee their loyalty and control their vote when raising your property taxes way above Cuomo’s Tax-Cap.
As of this post, Bramson is in violation of New York State Board of Election regulations because he hasn’t filed his 11-day, pre-general election campaign disclosure information. This is because Bramson doesn’t want you to see prominent names like Marc Jerome, Vice-President of Monroe College and Chairman of the New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) who, with his family, contributed over $25,000 dollars to ONLY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES for various campaigns. Bramson would like you to forget that he accepted campaign contributions from New Rochelle’s INDEPENDENT AUDITORS and IDA Tax-Abated wealthy developers like Cappelli & Forest City Ratner. Bramson doesn’t want you to know that the New Rochelle Democrats paid over $225,000 to a LONG ISLAND CITY printer, Century Direct, for various campaigns including the personal attack mailers against Richard St. Paul. These mailers were investigated by the WESTCHESTER COUNTY FAIR CAMPAIGN PRACTICES COMMITTEE who ruled, “the Bramson campaign organization committed an unfair practice…”
Bramson and the Democrats are hypocrites who talk out of both sides of their mouths imploring New Rochelle taxpayers to support local businesses in order to save police, fire & sanitation while they quietly spend hundreds of thousands of dollars outside of New Rochelle and outside of Westchester County.
In this year’s elections, Mayor Bramson has chosen to use dirty campaign practices that he never considered in his 16-year political career. The fact that Bramson’s name appears on every Democratic Council candidate’s signs is evidence that the six district candidates will do what Bramson dictates if elected.
this is why Mayor Bramson wants you to blindly vote along party lines in Tuesday’s election for City Council – and quite frankly, this plan is inappropriate.
Political checks and balances in government were paramount to the Founding Fathers and is what makes us a great nation. Don’t blindly follow career politicians who are attempting to dupe you to support a spineless and controlled City Council. New Rochelle deserves better than that, New Rochelle needs an administration that is independent, transparent & accountable to the taxpayers to guide us through these uncertain times.
The New Rochelle Democrats couldn’t adhere to the Tocci Tax-Capthat added millions of dollars in sales tax revenue to New Rochelle’s coffers so how can they be expected to adhere to Governor Cuomo’s Tax-Cap?
Please vote for the candidates on City Council who will protect your financial interests by controlling property taxes – not for the candidates who underhandedly connive to use unfair campaign practices and conspire to raise your property taxes way above Governor Cuomo’s tax cap.