Bravo to Steve Markowitz for being willing to voice unpopular thoughts that should be brought to everyone’s attention.
The mayor of the Village of Great Neck has used the public trust to allow zoning variances that further the interests of a specific sector of the community. Local government should be based on respect for all members of the community.
Steve Markowitz has participated in many civic, religious and political institutions.
These institutions – including the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, the Gold Coast Art Center, the Great Neck Student Aid Fund – have been enriched by his participation and leadership.
His personal philosophy and his political views have always espoused inclusion and fairness. I applaud his bravery for speaking out when others seek to abuse the democratic process.