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Theofan Hired by Mangano

Former Long Beach city manager finds work as Nassau County's deputy executive.


There’s life after the City of Long Beach for Charles Theofan.

The former city manager was hired by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano to be deputy county executive and started work on Friday, according to Newsday.  

Theofan, who served under the Republican administration in Long Beach that lost control in January, will oversee the county attorney’s office, housing, community development and planning and will be paid $90,000 annually. About hiring Theofan and a new press aide, Mangano aide Brian Nevin said:  

"Certain positions must be filled when vacancies occur to ensure that government continues to function."

Theofan left office days after Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the city’s bond rating in December. Theofan blamed the city's financial woes on costs related to the cleanup after Hurricane Irene and delayed tax payments from the Allegria Hotel and reimbursement payments from FEMA. 

Lloyd April 04, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Whatever happened to that guy from The Rent is Too Damn High Party? He was very entertaining at the least. And he looked like someone from out of the Civil War. There is just nobody and no party left to vote for. I give up.
Dan April 04, 2012 at 04:11 PM
@LongBeacher Actually, the coalition made that campaign promise during their initial campaign. Also, they virulently rebuked those charges in the past. Can ask who is lying? So what you are arguing about is just semantics at this point. However, that is not my point with hiring Theofan. He the most unqualified person for the position. If you look at his resume from the work he did in Long Beach, he should really not be serving in any part of county government.. .
emd563 April 04, 2012 at 04:41 PM
After leaving Long Beach in fiscal crisis, Mr. Theofan is now going to have a chance to make Nassau's awful finances even worse? To say this was an irresponsible appointment by C.E. Mangano is an understatement. In legal language, Mangano "knows or should have known" about Theofan's issues in LB, so if Theofan makes similar errors with Nassau, the people of Nassau will have a good basis upon which to sue Mangano for negligence.
Lloyd April 04, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Party loyalty above competence and proper qualifications. This is what separates Government from private enterprise. The worse you balance a budget, the better the chance you will be rewarded by an even better paying government job. Its party loyalty above all else. At least in private enterprise those who are the most creative and can earn tbe biggest profits for a business get rewarded. How about downsizing the government, Mr. Obama?
Nathan Jessup April 04, 2012 at 05:28 PM
He jimmy you are happy that Charles gets a fresh start, ask the 900 Csea employees who got layed off and the precincts they closed if they want a fresh start. Your personal attorney left us ten million in the hole with layoffs and tax increases on the way because of his mismanagement of the finances with your buddy the prince .every day I'm amused by your posts about dems hiring during a hiring freeze in long beach but it's ok to do it in the county. Your a hypocrite. Spin stops here.....
WHITE MAMBA April 04, 2012 at 05:50 PM
I think theofan is a great hire. They should ask for his advice and do the total oppositte. I am sure Charles is a great guy. Nathan is hitting it right on the head. How can you fire 900 workers and hire somebody who ran LONG BEACH TO JUNK BOND RATING!!!!!! I understand finger pointing has to stop but the facts are the facts!!!! Hey NATHAN LONG BEACH IS LOOKING FOR A TRUTH CONSULTANT INTERESTED?
Lloyd April 04, 2012 at 06:39 PM
And the beat goes on. Political business as usual. Reward the most incomptent...as long as he's a good loyal soldier. I guess Theofan is and so are all those lackeys recently appointed to cushy jobs in the City.
Rocko April 05, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Another example of nepotism and corruption in politics. Lets hope he does no where the damage he presided over in Long Beach!!!
Lloyd April 05, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Yeah. That high praise of Theofan by Jim H was outrageous. I lost a lot of respect for him after that....... unless he was just joking.
WHITE MAMBA April 05, 2012 at 11:20 AM
The prior city manager did some good things and had a lot of tough decisions.His toughest decision always came at 2:30 on a friday.He would have to decide what TOPPING COMBINATION HE WOULD GET ON HIS CAKE BATTER YOGURT FROM TUTTI FRUTTI ! At the rate this current administration is going they might make charles look like warren buffet !
Lloyd April 05, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Hey Mamba! Don't make fun of us Tutti Frutti lovers. Thats good stuff and "healthy" too. We keep that place in business. Even The Red Mango is very satisfying when we're too lazy to walk another block over to Tutti Frutti. I hope my buddy, Mosco, is reading this post. He warns me that I should should shut up because I'm too negative about HIS city. BTW....I wonder if Schnirman ever stops in there, or is self service beneath him?
Nathan Jessup April 05, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I attended the councils meet and greet of the north park.If that was any indication of whats to come they will be out in a year and a half. Schnirman and crookhaven crew have already lost there biggest supporters. Hey mamba, dont disrepect tutti frutti by tying in with the roaming noam .Its really good and i ask all residents to try it out and support. Im disgusted with both parties and my motto is keep throwing them out every 2 years til someone gets it right.
Lloyd April 05, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Of all the new friends and family appointments at City Hall, were any minority members of our community? Afterall, the Democrat Party claitms they are lookung out for the poor and oppressed. Hey Mosco! Does thisquestion and comment meet yor approval or haventbI lived in Long Beacg
Lloyd April 05, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Should be....or havent I lived in Long Beach for the proper length of time to make my comments?
Love This City April 05, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Unbelievable!! Nassau County really could not find a more qualified deputy county executive? You just hired a person that hid behind a desk and wrote an Op-Ed on why the largest event (Quicksilver Surfing Contest) to ever be held in Long Beach should not proceed instead of getting out from behind a desk and writing a plan on makig it the best event possible. Such a sad day for America when Theofan can get re-hired at $90,000 a year, what a waste of money!!! Republicans and Democrats you are ALL useless! You work for us, start remembering that or you will be unemployed next time around....
Dan April 05, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Jimmy, your comment really boggles my mind. What makes him anywhere remotely qualified for this position? We all should be outraged that Mangano hired him. He left the city government in a fiscal disaster and clearly had no control in city hall. What makes you think he will be better for the financially strapped county? I do not even care about the hiring friends part because it happens with both sides and, sadly, I have come to accept that fact. However, my objection is that his resume and his record as City Manager certainly does not qualify him for any position in government. So what are his qualifications for the position?
John April 05, 2012 at 08:51 PM
he's a republican, so that's all Jimbo needs to hear. R = qualified.
Outraged Dem April 05, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Dan, go ahead, I challenge you to make a list fo all the freidns aand family the LB reopublicans hired when they were in power.
LB politics stink April 05, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Im A democrat voted Democrat. Politics in LONG BEACH IS DISGUSTING I WONT BE VOTING FOR EITHER PARTY IN LONG BEACH. I HOPE THE D.A. ONE DAY LOCKS THEM ALL UP !!
Disgusted Homeowner April 06, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Mangano is a fake , phony and fraud just like every other pol. Look at his choice for DPW commish of Sheriff Un effin believable! AND Jimmy thinks this is all okay cause it's his guy. Un effin believable
Disgusted Homeowner April 06, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Here is where you will find truth http://www.elections.state.ny.us:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=efs_sch_report+p_filer_id=C20943+p_e_year=2011+p_freport_id=J+p_transaction_code=A
Disgusted Homeowner April 06, 2012 at 03:32 AM
and here http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/plsql_browser/CONTRIBUTORA_COUNTY?ID_in=C46618&date_From=01/01/2011&date_to=12/31/2011&AMOUNT_From=0&AMOUNT_to=5000&ZIP1=11561&ZIP2=11561&ORDERBY_IN=N&CATEGORY_IN=IND
Disgusted Homeowner April 06, 2012 at 03:35 AM
City council member makes public comment regarding his limited "fixed Income". Makes $ 2,500.00 in contributions............. Pure Bologna!
Mike L. Fakin April 06, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Can someone tell me why Long Beach is the only town on Long Island with a paid fire department? It costs us over $4 million a year and on average we have about 10 fires a year? Let's get rid of it and replace it with an EMT/Ambulance service and save millions!! Our medical insurance will pay for the service and our taxes will drop. In these tough times let's think of ways to cut our bloated city budget and the paid FD with over 20 paid people making over $150,00/year while working a few days a month is a good place to start!
oceanview April 07, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Fakin stats again.
paul.d.spellman April 07, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Rich, Nice... I see there was a contribution for #380 from 1 West Chester Street. Isn't that City Hall? I wonder if they consider that a better use of the money than Newsday subscriptions.
Disgusted Homeowner April 08, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Our taxes are never gonna drop and you can stand on the beach and look at all apartment buildings on our coast and maybe understand why we have paid firefighters standing by 24 7 365
Lloyd April 08, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Rich W... I can also stand on Peninsula Blvd Lynbrook, Fulton St.Hempstead, Brooklyn Ave, Freeport, Merrick Rd. and So. Park Ave, Rockville Centre, and other streets in Nassau Co. and see just as many tall apartment buildings AND office buildings being protected by an all volunteer fire dept. Why is Long Beach so special?
Gary April 08, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Let's lay off all these people... we don't have any money!!!! Oh my pal needs a job... here ya go! Is 90,000 a year enough?
Lloyd April 08, 2012 at 05:15 AM
We wont have to worry about our friend Mike Fagen, either. Even if he has to quit the City Council he'll be hired by one of his political cronies somewhere...maybe in Brookhaven. Schnirman will pull off a trade, sending Fagen to Brookhaven for 2 deputy commissioners and a player to be named later..

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