Sunday, April 17, 2011

Long Island School Budget Vote Results 2010-2011, Ranked by margin of victory


Voters in 10 districts across Long Island rejected their school budgets today. Residents headed to the polls in 123 school districts to cast their ballots.


Last year, only two budgets were rejected and both districts moved into contingency budgets. This year residents voted down budgets in East Rockaway, Garden City, Herricks, Levittown, West Hempstead, Westbury, Elwood, Port Jefferson, Wyandanch and West Babylon.

The remaining 113 school districts passed their budgets today. Voters in Lawrence also passed their budget at an early vote last week.

The average proposed tax increase residents faced was 3.41 percent, though voters in Wyandanch considered the largest tax hike on the Island at nearly 14 percent.


Rank
School
District

YES
Votes

NO
Votes

Pass/Fail
(Pass-Fail)
(Diff)/Total
Vote%

1 Port Jefferson 585 1052 F -467 -28.53
2 West Hempstead 1080 1738 F -658 -23.35
3 Wyandanch 147 236 F -89 -23.24
4 West Babylon 1145 1325 F -180 -7.29
5 Garden City 1459 1662 F -203 -6.5
6 Elwood 1088 1236 F -148 -6.37
7 Westbury 772 838 F -66 -4.1
8 East Rockaway 597 624 F -27 -2.21
9 Levittown 3227 3250 F -23 -0.36
10 Herricks 1728 1729 F -1 -0.03
11 Sag Harbor 1051 1021 P 30 1.45
12 East Williston 956 922 P 34 1.81
13 Central Islip 955 912 P 43 2.3
14 Manhasset 1627 1487 P 140 4.5
15 Tuckahoe 212 193 P 19 4.69
16 Malverne 736 667 P 69 4.92
17 Seaford 1587 1433 P 154 5.1
18 Miller Place 988 892 P 96 5.11
19 Patchogue-Medford 2886 2586 P 300 5.48
20 Island Park 502 448 P 54 5.68
21 Cold Spring Harbor 629 559 P 70 5.89
22 Hampton Bays 1078 945 P 133 6.57
23 Roosevelt 263 227 P 36 7.35
24 Locust Valley 1499 1268 P 231 8.35
25 Montauk 237 199 P 38 8.72
26 Southampton 595 499 P 96 8.78
27 Oyster Bay-E. Norwich 1103 914 P 189 9.37
28 Lynbrook 1083 885 P 198 10.06
29 Rockville Centre 2483 2027 P 456 10.11
30 Massapequa 3245 2621 P 624 10.64
31 Valley Stream Central High 2024 1631 P 393 10.75
32 Mount Sinai 852 682 P 170 11.08
33 Mineola 1350 1069 P 281 11.62
34 Valley Stream 1194 934 P 260 12.22
35 Long Beach 1804 1394 P 410 12.82
36 Bellmore-Merrick 4638 3546 P 1092 13.34
37 Farmingdale 2121 1610 P 511 13.7
38 Valley Stream 414 313 P 101 13.89
39 Riverhead 2079 1571 P 508 13.92
40 Bellmore 936 705 P 231 14.08
41 New Hyde Park 1511 1130 P 381 14.43
42 Shoreham-Wading River 2167 1608 P 559 14.81
43 Oceanside 1936 1436 P 500 14.83
44 Merrick 1243 918 P 325 15.04
45 Port Washington 2880 2102 P 778 15.62
46 Lindenhurst 2648 1929 P 719 15.71
47 Syosset 2714 1966 P 748 15.98
48 East Hampton 496 359 P 137 16.02
49 South Country 1903 1370 P 533 16.28
50 North Merrick 1002 721 P 281 16.31
51 Jericho 772 555 P 217 16.35
52 North Bellmore 1708 1195 P 513 17.67
53 Plainview-Old Bethpage 2140 1492 P 648 17.84
54 Remsenburg-Speonk 239 166 P 73 18.02
55 Commack 3377 2329 P 1048 18.37
56 Baldwin 1483 1022 P 461 18.4
57 Bayport-Blue Point 1749 1204 P 545 18.46
58 Sewanhaka 5994 4117 P 1877 18.56
59 Sachem 5108 3493 P 1615 18.78
60 Northport-E. Northport 3900 2660 P 1240 18.9
61 Huntington 2445 1662 P 783 19.07
62 Floral Park-Bellerose 1678 1140 P 538 19.09
63 Valley Stream 504 342 P 162 19.15
64 Hewlett-Woodmere 1793 1213 P 580 19.29
65 Lawrence 3528 2360 P 1168 19.84
66 East Meadow 2429 1611 P 818 20.25
67 Hicksville 2168 1431 P 737 20.48
68 Three Village 3473 2283 P 1190 20.67
69 Hauppauge 1829 1185 P 644 21.37
70 South Huntington 2136 1379 P 757 21.54
71 Center Moriches 831 532 P 299 21.94
72 West Islip 2470 1580 P 890 21.98
73 Longwood 2893 1848 P 1045 22.04
74 Franklin Square 1574 1003 P 571 22.16
75 Plainedge 2142 1358 P 784 22.4
76 East Quogue 342 216 P 126 22.58
77 Carle Place 822 518 P 304 22.69
78 Amityville 949 587 P 362 23.57
79 William Floyd 3033 1874 P 1159 23.62
80 Kings Park 2291 1415 P 876 23.64
81 Wantagh 2559 1569 P 990 23.98
82 Island Trees 942 574 P 368 24.27
83 Elmont 1664 998 P 666 25.02
84 Uniondale 659 384 P 275 26.37
85 Glen Cove 1530 885 P 645 26.71
86 Mattituck-Cutchogue 920 531 P 389 26.81
87 Sayville 2196 1262 P 934 27.01
88 Hempstead 716 411 P 305 27.06
89 Eastport/South Manor 1288 739 P 549 27.08
90 Comsewogue 1258 716 P 542 27.46
91 East Moriches 489 273 P 216 28.35
92 East Islip 3446 1920 P 1526 28.44
93 Babylon 1098 609 P 489 28.65
94 Southold 653 350 P 303 30.21
95 Bethpage 1393 743 P 650 30.43
96 Copiague 1283 672 P 611 31.25
97 Half Hollow Hills 2679 1395 P 1284 31.52
98 Bay Shore 2507 1305 P 1202 31.53
99 North Babylon 2066 1072 P 994 31.68
100 Deer Park 1585 818 P 767 31.92
101 Freeport 2847 1460 P 1387 32.2
102 Smithtown 4014 2056 P 1958 32.26
103 Westhampton 584 298 P 286 32.43
104 Brentwood 2095 1061 P 1034 32.76
105 Harborfields 1898 941 P 957 33.71
106 Oysterponds 222 109 P 113 34.14
107 Amagansett 105 51 P 54 34.62
108 Middle Country 3125 1512 P 1613 34.79
109 Rocky Point 1023 488 P 535 35.41
110 North Shore 2421 1136 P 1285 36.13
111 Roslyn 1237 566 P 671 37.22
112 Springs 474 206 P 268 39.41
113 Islip 1920 744 P 1176 44.14
114 Connetquot 2678 1034 P 1644 44.29
115 Shelter Island 402 127 P 275 51.98
116 Great Neck 1863 545 P 1318 54.73
117 Bridgehampton 217 61 P 156 56.12
118 Greenport 336 79 P 257 61.93
119 Wainscott 27 6 P 21 63.64
120 Quogue 92 18 P 74 67.27
121 Fire Island 144 26 P 118 69.41
122 Fishers Island 43 6 P 37 75.51
123 Sagaponack 25 2 P 23 85.19
124 New Suffolk 73 5 P 68 87.18

Source: News12.com

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Long Island Property taxes most important issue, say LIers

No surprise here ! To stop this ridiculous rise in property taxes we have to educate our fellow LIers and contact your representative that they should demand Speaker Silver respond to the pleas of homeowners across the state and support a property tax cap in New York. It has already passed the senate but is being stalled in the Assembly by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Also this year we are seeing some enormous rise in property taxes in school districts such as
William Floyd 12.47% and Seaford 8.99%. Some school districts such as Middle country is resorting to blackmailing its residents. The deal for districts residents is either approved a 6.68% increase or the district is going to force 21.61% increase in tax levy.


Published by THOMAS MAIER at Newsday

By a wide margin, property taxes are the most important issue facing Long Islanders, according to a Newsday / News 12 Long Island / Siena Research Institute Poll. Property taxes were cited overall by 45 percent of respondents, more than twice the 21 percent who cited "availability of good jobs" as the second most pressing issue for Long Islanders. "Property taxes are really an issue here because it keeps the young people from staying on Long Island and it will prevent the older people from staying, too," Tafuri explained.

Property taxes also are a large part of why the 57 percent of those polled said Long Islanders are headed in the "wrong direction" rather than the "right track" in the poll. A similar margin said New York State was headed in the wrong direction as well.

Property taxes are a particularly raw issue in Nassau County, where 53 percent cited them as the biggest issue, compared to 36 percent in Suffolk. Islandwide, Republicans and people 55 years or older complained about property taxes the most. "The Democrats love to spend money and they have to get it from the taxpayers," said one poll respondent, a retired Republican who lives on Nassau County's South Shore.

School costs - the biggest part of property tax bills - were also on the minds of Long Islanders who cited "the quality of public schools" among their top concerns. "The first thing I would do is eliminate tenure for teachers in public schools to cut costs," said another poll respondent, a 50-year-old Garden City man who is a Republican and who did not want to give his name. Although he was happy that his two children attending local schools got a good education there, he said his family's property tax bill has been overwhelming.

Property taxes hit a chord with all respondents, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, location or party affiliation. In addition to identifying the most important issue, the poll underlined the intensity of Long Islanders' general feelings about property taxes, with 86 percent calling the issue "very important" and 11 percent as "somewhat important." Crime, schools, good jobs and health care also received strong reactions, with traffic congestion and the local environment getting milder reactions.