March 2, 2010
Contact: Dan Hendrick, (212) 361-6350 ext. 206
Fighting Overdevelopment, Protecting Treasured Open Space
NEW YORK --- The New York League of Conservation Voters, which helps elect pro-environment leaders across New York State, has endorsed Doug Dittko for Brookhaven Town Council in District 6. The district includes all or parts of Mastic, Mastic Beach, Shirley, Smith Point, Moriches, Center Moriches, East Moriches, Eastport, Manorville, East Yaphank, Calverton, Ridge and Brookhaven Hamlet. A special election will take place to fill the vacant seat on Tuesday, March 9.
As a long-time community and civic leader, Doug Dittko has an impressive track record of protecting open space and fighting overdevelopment in the Town of Brookhaven. He facilitated the purchase of development rights for 82 acres of farmland in Manorville (one of the largest such transactions in town history) and helped prevent the construction of 25 homes on a contaminated property near the Manorville composting site. As former chairman and a current member of the town Planning Board, Dittko has also worked to ensure responsible development that takes community needs into account.
“Doug Dittko has been a true environmental leader for the Town of Brookhaven,” said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. “Because of his efforts to protect open space and farmland and stop overdevelopment, we are proud to endorse Doug Dittko for Brookhaven Town Council.”
###########################The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, policy making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision makers, and voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State.