The Island Now: Schnirman outlines plan to fix Nassau County finances

Schnirman said he aims to open up Nassau County’s finances to the average resident. To do this, he said he would push for open government software and create an accessible scorecard that tracks the county’s fiscal data. “All around the country you can look at a website, you can search the finances and anyone can look and see where we’re at. That’s where we need to be,” Schnirman said. Schnirman also suggested “smart, honest audits” and restoring committees to check the county’s finances. “We’re going to bring a professional approach and re-establish the independent audit committee and audit advisory committee that has gone defunct for far too long,” Schnirman said. READ MORE >>

Newsday: Jack Schnirman proposes Nassau budget fixes

Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman, the Democratic nominee for Nassau County comptroller, announced a plan Tuesday to reform the county’s budget and contracting process. At a news conference in Mineola, Schnirman said he wants to commission independent audits, target political corruption and identify cost savings. He said he also will work to reform the county contracting process. READ MORE >>

LI Herald: Thousands flocked to L.B. for Long Island Pride Parade

“There was an outpouring of love and positivity over the course of the weekend,” said Schnirman, who also participated in the paddle-out. “Residents in the community were welcoming and positive and seemed to genuinely enjoy the different events…It shows what an incredible community Long Beach is.” READ MORE >>

Newsday: Long Island Pride Parade draws thousands to Long Beach

City Manager Jack Schnirman said Long Beach officials worked to make sure sufficient security was in place for the event, a process a year in the making. The City of Long Beach welcomed about 20,000 people to the last day of the LGBT Network’s 27th annual Long Island Pride Parade on Sunday. Event organizers said the three-day event drew at least 30,000 revelers. READ MORE >>

Newsday: Democrats tap Laura Curran as Nassau County executive candidate

The party committee chose Curran (D-Baldwin), who would be Nassau’s first female county executive nominee, during its convention at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Joining Curran on the countywide ticket are comptroller candidate and Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman and clerk candidate Dean Bennett, who runs a consulting firm. READ MORE >>

LI Herald: Long Beach’s smart recovery continues

The road of recovery is long, but making smart choices ensures that it bends toward progress, as we drive Long Beach to reach its potential. The secret is out – Long Beach is becoming the shining City by the Sea, a model of resiliency and sustainability that constantly works to improve the quality of the Long Beach life. And while we are proud of all we have achieved, we recognize that there continues to be hard work and tough choices ahead needed to sustain this smart recovery in the years to come. READ MORE >>

LI Herald: DiNapoli endorses Schnirman for Nassau County comptroller

“The residents of Nassau County deserve an independent county watchdog dedicated to safeguarding taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud, and abuse,” DiNapoli, a Democrat, said in a statement. “As Long Beach city manager, Jack Schnirman has proven himself a trustful manager of tax dollars. From improving the city’s finances to rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy, Jack is uniquely qualified to take on the task of county comptroller. I am proud to endorse Jack Schnirman for Nassau County comptroller and encourage Nassau County voters to support him on Election Day.” READ MORE >>

LI Herald: Long Beach to Trump: Stop budget cuts to community grants

City Manager Jack Schnirman and City Council members Len Torres, Scott Mandel, Anissa Moore, Chumi Diamond and Anthony Eramo wrote, “On behalf of the residents of the City of Long Beach, we strongly urge you to refrain from eliminating the Community Development Block Grant program — this is unprecedented and unconscionable.” “This funding has been in place in Long Beach for the past 43 years,” Schnirman told the Herald, “and it is absolutely critical funding that our community cannot afford to lose.” READ MORE >>

LI Herald: Moody’s gives Long Beach a positive outlook

“When our administration took office in January 2012, Long Beach was on the brink of bankruptcy due to an inherited fiscal crisis,” City Manager Jack Schnirman, a Democrat who is running for Nassau County comptroller this year, said in a statement. “We got to work right away, implementing a strict and responsible long-term fiscal recovery plan which has resulted in upgrade after upgrade, and we are thrilled to be rewarded by Moody’s with yet another positive credit action.” “While we still face a number of financial challenges, this positive outlook is another critical indicator of the hard-earned progress we continue to make,” Schnirman said. READ MORE >>

Newsday: Long Beach credit rebuilding gets positive ratings outlook

The council voted to reduce a planned $646,000 property tax increase last year by increasing beach fees, permits and other fines. Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman said last year that other taxes were raised to avoid $2.7 million in other program and budget cuts to meet a balanced budget. “While we still face a number of financial challenges, this positive outlook is another critical indicator of the hard-earned progress we continue to make,” Schnirman said in a statement. READ MORE >>

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