Quality of life in East Hampton is under constant threat from crowding and development pressures. Following years of neglect by our predecessors, the Town Board on which we sit has made significant strides in enforcing Town ordinances meant to control density, illegal occupancy, and other threats to quality of life.
The number of code enforcement cases increased by 26% town-wide to 1,591 in 2014, and this year that number will increase again. In 2015 alone, cases in Springs have increased by 37% and over 50 properties in Springs have been charged with housing violations.
We have pledged to continue forward, with all the tools available to us, until the peace and quiet of the community are protected.
But that’s not all. To reduce population density pressure in Springs and its tax base, we’ve identified more than 100 undeveloped parcels in Springs as suitable for CPF acquisition. We completed the first public Wastewater Management Study and Plan and are prepared to implement it. We sought and received over $20 million in federal and state grants to protect our shoreline and floodplain and for water quality improvements in our harbors and bays.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. We ask for your support and your vote to continue this important work.