This is why the Referendum Vote has to be August 1st.


I figured out why Nassau County wants the referendum vote to be August 1st... It's because Charles Wang has probably informed Nassau that he needs assurances of a deal because an RFP (Request for Proposal) deadline for the Willets Point development is August 12, 2011. Charles is kinda left with no choice if he doesn't get an RFP out by then. He needs assurances from Nassau ... and a YES vote will ensure voter interest ... but even a YES vote is no gaurantee.