Nassau Lawmakers Consider Proposal To Merge Agencies Serving Diverse Communities


Several county positions geared toward protecting the interests of Nassau County minority communities could be eliminated under a piece of legislation being presented in committee today.

A bill sponsored by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano calls for three agencies—the Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans, the Office of Minority Affairs, and the Commission on Human Rights—to be folded into a newly created Office of Local Opportunity.

The Nassau County Legislature will consider the bill at a session that begins at 10am today in Mineola. If it successfully goes through committee, the legislation will be subject to a public hearing in two weeks.