In a classic display of political bullying, the Huntington Town Board is attempting to derail Councilman Gene Cook’s request for an audit by questioning the way he gained a permit to build his garage!! Seriously?? Wasn’t Independent Party nominee Gene Cook elected to his position this past November on a platform of budget reform and transparency? Huntington has not had an audit for more than a decade and the taxpayers want to know how their hard earned dollars are being spent. But instead of opening its books as an honest Town Board would do, the Huntington Town Board reacts with what is clearly an attempt to cover up the real issue at hand. And coincidently, just after Councilman Cook began requesting an audit, the Town Controller quits her job. Does Town Supervisor Frank Petrone really think that Huntington taxpayers are will be fooled by this pathetic ‘wag-the-dog’ attempt to defray public scrutiny of its books? I hope the Huntington Town Board majority stops trying to obstruct Councilman Cook’s reasonable audit request on behalf of the taxpayers.