Newsday: Trump to be at Jones Beach Development Rally

Trump at Jones Beach aug 31

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***UPDATE 8/30 **Rally has been rescheduled for September 14th at 11:00am. We hope to see you there*****

Donald Trump, whose attempts to build a catering hall on the Jones Beach boardwalk have been tied up in litigation for five years, is scheduled to speak there this month at a rally organized by a group pushing for its construction.

The newly formed Alliance to Revitalize Jones Beach, which claims to have no ties to Trump, is holding the rally at the Central Mall site of the proposed facility at 11 a.m. on Aug. 31.

“When we get Trump on the Ocean built, it will be a beautiful addition to the shoreline on Jones Beach,” said Rafe Lieber of Plainview, founder of the alliance, said in a statement Thursday. “Nassau citizens need to unite and fight against governmental red tape, which stops economic growth in the form of real estate and construction.”

“Who knows better than Donald Trump when it comes to seeking out worthwhile opportunities, while doing his part to help stimulate the economy?” said Lieber, who works for a Carle Place title insurance company.

Trump has agreed to speak and meet supporters of the project. “I am honored by the support shown by this alliance,” he said in the statement.

Lieber predicted that Trump on the Ocean would create 300 new jobs over two years and stimulate the economy by $60 million.

The project is nothing more than a hole in the ground five years after the state signed a lease with Trump because of lawsuits and appeals between Trump and the state over his attempt to get permits to build a structure with a basement in a flood zone.

In June, Trump lost his final appeal to get $500 million in damages from the state for the delays. Two other cases are pending.

Lieber has said he will seek support from civic and other organizations to push the parties to settle the dispute.

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