The picture shows the former Principi property, 19 beautiful, undeveloped acres on Montauk Highway in the heart of Amagansett. The Town Board on which we serve purchased this property for the people of Amagansett and East Hampton using the Community Preservation Fund, so that it would remain forever undeveloped. Our Republican predecessors, by refusing to spend the CPF, permitted it to build up to $55 million — unspent, idle, useless — as more and more land was being developed. We saved the Principi property from the Republican plan to downzone it to allow an out-of-town developer to build 79 condominiums there. Whether it is aggressive code enforcement, restricting alcohol on Indian Wells Beach to maintain a family-friendly environment, as we did, or actively seeking out open space to buy, we are committed to using all the tools available to us so that our children and grandchildren will still recognize East Hampton.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Our quality of life won’t protect itself, but with your support and your vote, we will.