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Should New York State and the Federal Government spend more money to clean up Long Island's waterways?

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In the last several weeks thousands of fish have been found dead in Riverhead and Flanders Bay. In addition, 100 diamondback terrapins were found dead. There are currently emergency shellfish closures in several places on Long Island's shores. Those for spending more on environmental cleanup believe it is necessary to keep L.I. waterways clean. Those against feel we're already taxed enough. Should New York State and the Federal Government spend more money to clean up Long Island's waterways?

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More Apartments and Affordable Housing

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As everyone who is in the area knows, there are a lack of affordable housing options in Nassau County. Young people continue to move away and property tax rises. Do you believe that we should follow in the footsteps of areas such as Long Beach and build more condominiums, apartment complexes, and high rises? Near the LIRR stations would cause a lot of traveling and more young people to move into the area. This idea WILL create affordable housing. Also, the water that the County has is near its limit, and would save money on bills and will help the County.

Ferry system for Nassau County

(20 votes)
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27 votes

There should be ferries running from Port Washington, Glen Cove and Long Beach to Manhattan (especially the east side and the World Financial Center). Every other county in the NY metro area has a ferry but Nassau.

Raise property values

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Long Island suffers from a lack of selection and poor quality of housing, offices, warehouses at high prices due to very weak property rights and a socialist real estate market. If zoning authority were transferred from small and highly populist villages to either their respective towns or counties, zoning power would be dispersed and diffused such that development and real estate use decisions would be less political and more market-oriented. The result would be significantly more supply and competition for all types of real estate, including much needed housing.

Would you be willing to pay more state taxes in order for schools to receive more funding?

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Bike lanes for all County and Town roads

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70 votes

Why can't we make Nassau more attractive to alternative forms of transportation?