Letter to the Editor: Support for Ulster's "strong executive"

Dear Editor,

I am writing to express my support for the strong executive form of government created by the Ulster County Charter. Specifically, I have witnessed a focus on Catskills advertising and a coordinated flood response. As a business owner in Shandaken, these efforts have been critical to my business. In addition, we have seen a virtual flat-line to county taxes under Mike Hein because of his willingness to make tough choices, from consolidating departments to looking at whether government should be in the home health care business. Thank goodness Ulster County voters adopted a Charter that gave our Executive the responsibility to make tough decisions and that we elected a leader willing to tackle the hard issues.


Scott Fawaz, Innkeeper
Alpine Osteria B&B
Highmount, New York