Phil Reisman: Perk Party is Over for New York Politicians

Written By: Robert Cox

Journal News columnist Phil Reisman has a column well worth reading over at, Bad time to be in office.

In any case, this is a perfect time for elected officials to finally be stripped of their free SUVs — those let-them-eat-cake symbols of the political elite. They can drive their own cars and put in for mileage like everybody else. The party is over.

In August 2009, Talk of the Sound published Time to Tear Down New Rochelle’s “Facade of Rectitude. That was before we reported on Domenic Procopio, the favorable treatment of Greentree Country Club, Chuck Strome’s beach club on Davenport Neck and so on.

If are really in such times, which public employees are getting perks like free cars? I know the Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak is entitled to a vehicle under his contract (the one that makes him one of the highest paid public employees in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties). Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Korostoff lives in Massachusetts, comes to New Rochelle during the week and makes use of a district vehicle while he is in New Rochelle. I believe the Fire Chief gets a car. Anyone else know of “goodies” being given to our public employees?

2 thoughts on “Phil Reisman: Perk Party is Over for New York Politicians”

  1. It’s about time.
    These “politicians” barely do anything, why should they reap any rewards?

    1. NewRo Taxes
      Are these perks broken out in the newly proposed school budget for 2010?

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