Let NY Work Adds New Members

Posted: Jan 19th, 2012

Let New York Work Adds New Members

One statewide and one regional organization join call to make New York communities affordable


The leadership of the Let New York Work agenda are pleased to announce the addition of two new members.  The New York State Builders Association and Best4NY have signed on to support the call to make communities more affordable and help them stay under the 2-percent property tax cap.


Let NY Work: A Common Agenda for the Common Goodis a historic effort led by a coalition of prominent business, local government and educational organizations. The purpose of the initiative is to advance six critical points to enact significant mandate relief. Accomplishing this goal will help to stabilize New York’s economy and provide a sense of security for all taxpayers.


"The New York State Builders Association (NYSBA) and our 2,500 members are thrilled to join the Let NY Work coalition," stated NYSBA Executive Vice President Lew Dubuque.  "NYSBA strongly believes an economy that supports quality business growth and development will continually provide valuable employment opportunities for the residents of our state and enable all New Yorkers to take part in the American Dream."


Let New York Work was launched in November of last year with a goal of reframing traditional legislative roadblocks to ensure that substantive changes made on the mandates that continue to cripple communities across the state.


“BEST4NY (www.BEST4NY.org) is a grassroots effort to achieve Better Education and Smarter Taxation 4 New York State through mandate relief,” said spokesperson Howland Robinson.  “At a time when more people are moving out of New York State than are moving in due to our Legislature’s unsustainable economic and tax policies, Let New York Work is a breath of fresh air and positive step forward for voters seeking to reverse NYS’s downward spiral.”   


The addition of the new partners brings the total number of organizations supporting the agenda to 19. 


“We are pleased to welcome NYSBA and Best4NY to our group,” said Brian Sampson, Executive Director of Unshackle Upstate.  “The fact that have a hybrid Tier VI retirement option on the table and design build legislation is a clear indication that our message for significant mandate relief is being heard.  We look forward to continuing to push for additional measures that will make our communities affordable and help our local governments control costs while providing a great education to our kids and municipal services we need.”