Political Pop-Up Office At The Library With Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) has announced “Pop-up Office Hours” in Beacon on Tuesday, September 17, from 6 to 8 pm at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main St.

Jacobson said in a press release, “Most people work 9-5 Monday through Friday and can’t take time off their jobs to visit my offices with issues or concerns they might have. I want the residents of the 104th to know that my staff and I are here to help them.”

Jacobson has two district offices: 47 Grand Street in Newburgh and One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 101 in Poughkeepsie.

Both offices offer free notary public and Spanish language assistance by appointment. To make an appointment to meet with the Assemblymember in Beacon, please call his Newburgh office at (845) 562-0888.

Lately, his issues have been with traffic, and easing up congestion on 9D at the entrance of the Beacon/Newburgh Bridge.

What will your questions/concerns be?

We’ve been wondering about sales tax. Beacon, along with Poughkeepsie, has a long-standing agreement with Dutchess County to have sales tax issued here be collected by Dutchess County. Beacon then gets a check for a flat rate, per their agreement with the county. So how much is Beacon bringing in? With all of these new stores moving in and out and being bought and sold?

So far, we’ve been unable to get that number. From anyone. Article to come. Being business owners, we are used to knowing exactly how much sales tax we generate - no matter if that sales tax is issued through the door of a brick and mortar, or via online sales where products may ship out of Beacon.

Maybe we’ll ask!