Issue of the Week

Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

(1345 votes)
45.06%
(1640 votes)
54.94%
2985 votes

On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Legislature

Environment

Long Island needs more charging stations for electric cars

(745 votes)
Vote up!
40.12%
(1112 votes)
Vote down!
59.88%
1857 votes

It's a chicken or the egg thing. In this case if charging stations are ubiquitous then Long Islanders will purchase more electric cars leading to less toxic auto emissions and cleaner air.

Put receptacles in every L.I. pharmacy to collect and recycle expired meds

(820 votes)
Vote up!
42.22%
(1122 votes)
Vote down!
57.78%
1942 votes

This way they won't get flushed down the toilet or put into landfills and leech into our aquifers.

Abandoned housing task force

(971 votes)
Vote up!
45.8%
(1149 votes)
Vote down!
54.2%
2120 votes

Many houses in Nassau County have been abandoned and are in
foreclosure.

The Town is supposed to monitor these but only if someone complains and then the inspector does little to correct the lack of maintenance on the property.

A task force should be formed to make sure the properties are maintained so that they dont look like an eyesore.

This could consist of actual workers and the owners should be charged where their services fail.

motorcycles on the northern stste and meadowbrook parkways

(967 votes)
Vote up!
45.61%
(1153 votes)
Vote down!
54.39%
2120 votes

The new motorcycles make a tremendous amount of noise on the parkway going through residential areas.

These may be speeding and the police cant seem to stop them.

You can hear them miles away.

They are Japanese racing bikes used by young people.

I suggest monitoring these noisy machines and ticketing them from cameras on overpasses or poles near the roadway.

They dont stay in a lane and are dangerous to car traffic.

Jimmy Ruocco OP SPLASH

(955 votes)
Vote up!
45.13%
(1161 votes)
Vote down!
54.87%
2116 votes

Let us raise our voices as one!
Wednesday, October 14, 1pm-4pm

Nitrogen from Bay Park effluent contributes to seaweed growth around Point Lookout Beach

Public Meeting on Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan
Let's rally for Bay Park Ocean Outfall with Denitrification!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Long Island Regional Planning Council are hosting a public meeting to discuss development of the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan.

Recycle Expired Prescriptions in "The Big Red Med Box"

(1064 votes)
Vote up!
48.25%
(1141 votes)
Vote down!
51.75%
2205 votes

Old and expired medications are flushed down the drain or tossed in the garbage and find their way into our water supply. Pharmacies around Long Island are installing recycling bins called "The Big Red Box". Bring in your old meds to participating pharmacies and recycle them to protect our water and make sure they don't get into someone else's hands for misuse and abuse. AMH

All Bus Stops Should Be Shoveled As Part Of Snow Removal

(1046 votes)
Vote up!
48.16%
(1126 votes)
Vote down!
51.84%
2172 votes

Too many people are standing on icy snowbanks waiting for the bus with traffic zooming by. It's only a matter of time before somebody gets seriously injured.

Preventing the Damage Caused by Hurricanes like Sandy

(808 votes)
Vote up!
38.26%
(1304 votes)
Vote down!
61.74%
2112 votes

(Coming from a potential voter over the phone) His concerns, from Bellmore, Long Island:

- Bellmore homes were devastated, never seen anything like that after 35 years of living in Bellmore. Lost insurance coverage due to all the damage
- Knows that there is funding available to repair dunes, and other prevention projects
- Reads about Bloomberg doing projects to prevent damage in future storms, as well as Suffolk County
- Wants to know that Haber will use these funds to make Bellmore and Nassau County to be able to withstand future hurricanes

Volunteers Still Needed For Hurricane Sandy Clean Up In Nassau County

(949 votes)
Vote up!
44.7%
(1174 votes)
Vote down!
55.3%
2123 votes

All Hands Volunteers will be in our community for several more months.
Please click on the link below if you want to volunteer or donate to a worthy cause. AMH
http://hands.org/sandy/

Nassau Colliseum + light rail system

(856 votes)
Vote up!
39.52%
(1310 votes)
Vote down!
60.48%
2166 votes

While we're making a fancy new colliseum for the purpose of entertainment, we should realize that a few blocks away, there are communities in Hempstead that are financially burdoned.