The Nassau County Legislature voted Monday to require occupants of historic county-owned properties to disclose their political contributions, boosting oversight to county real estate deals.
The 19-0 vote added regulation to the process for awarding what amounts to be a plum perk for those who live or work in secluded, county-owned mansions located largely on Nassau’s North Shore.
Majority Republican legislators sought new disclosure laws after examining Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s campaign filings through Jan. 11.
Republican lawmakers said they were upset that Karli Hagedorn, chairwoman of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, had donated $20,000 to Curran’s campaign on Jan. 11.
That was the same day the county legislature approved a special use and occupancy permit for her and her husband, James Hagedorn, for the Mille Fleurs mansion in Sands Point at a rent of $9,000 a month.
County disclosure laws, passed in 2016, require the real estate company that manages Nassau’s historic properties — Smith & DeGroat of Mineola.