Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. Rounds out Series of Community Meetings at Huntington Public Library

 Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. wrapped up his “Listening Tour” Tuesday night May 23, 2017 at the Huntington Public Library. The tour kicked off with its first meeting in March at the Northport Public Library, and included meetings at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, Harborfields Library and the Huntington Public Library.  The purpose of the meetings was to dedicate time for residents and the Legislator to connect without a prearranged agenda and to hear from each other on a host of issues impacting the community.

“To best represent the interests of the district, it’s key that I hear directly from the residents. The door to my office is always open, but going out into the communities and devoting time to interact with the people in this type of forum is invaluable, “stated Legislator William R. Spencer.  “What I heard from the people was that they are most concerned about public safety, the opiate epidemic, cost of living and water quality. As their representative within the county legislature, I will continue to make sure that those concerns are a priority.” 

2nd Precinct Inspector Hatton joined the Legislator at the Huntington Library Community Meeting to bring his knowledge and expertise to the discussion surrounding public safety.  A host of pertinent questions regarding issues ranging from the rise of MS-13 Gang activity, opiate drug arrests within the 2nd Precinct to the effectiveness of Shot-Spotter were posed to the Inspector. 

Throughout his tenure as a legislator, William Spencer has worked closely with his colleagues to hold the line on taxes, has worked to improve and protect water quality with upgrades to the Northport Sewage Treatment Plant and forming the Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection (LICAP) and, as a member of the Suffolk County Public Safety Committee, has coordinated with the police department and his legislative colleagues to bring needed resources to the 2nd Precinct.

“By continuing to work closely with the community and keeping the lines of communication open, together we can ensure that County Government, as well as other levels of government, are attuned to the needs of the 18th Legislative District and those needs met effectively and efficiently. Residents are always welcome to call my office at 631-854-4500 with any questions or concerns they may have,” concluded Legislator Spencer. 

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