Issue of the Week

Do you support a Nassau County law imposing a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law goes into effect that charges a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment from degradation. Those against are concerned it will hurt local businesses because the five-cent fee is nothing more than a tax. Do you support a Nassau County law imposing a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags?

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Legislature

Public Safety & Law Enforcement

EVACUATION ROUTE

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If you live in Island Park, Oceanside, Long Beach, Rockville Centre, and there is an emergency or a snow storm your in trouble. There is only one lane out of these towns and they have parking on them. Snow plows can't do there job, so the roads are plowed like crap. We need no parking on any emergency route and those roads clean so you can lick them.

Police Salaries and benifits

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Police salaries and pensions are the highest in the country. Your tax money is paying for them. The police union is corrupt and one sided. Most police retire with $100,000. to $200,000. thousand dollars a year for the rest of there life with benefits even if they live to 100. Many are offered a second county job with another pension. If they screw up on there job they don't get fired they get a paid vacation, because there corrupt union backs them. We must fix this and save the tax payers millions.

Roads are the pits these days

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Since the Nassau County roads have been demolished by the public workers we pay, through our payment of taxes, the plow personnel should be held accountable for tearing up the roads and knocking down fences. The streets are full of potholes, then patched and re-patched by more public workers, and yet the roads are actually unsafe in many areas. I have ruined two tires hitting these potholes! Each tire cost $150.00! THE ROADS NEED RESURFACING, AND THERE SHOULD BE MONEY IN THE BUDGET TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE!

What do all say about this? Should there be money to fix our roadways? yes or no?

NY needs to be proactive in protecting residents against the Zika virus

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This could become a problem down the road so the time to address it is now. An aggressive public awareness campaign would be worthwhile.

Southern State Parkway Lighting

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The Southern State Parkway is the most treacherous highway on Long Island, yet the lighting is extremely poor. More than half of the lights are out and mismanaged causing deaths and accidents. Replace all the lighting and maintain it properly before more lives are lost.

Tactical Plan to Get Aggressive Drivers Off the Road

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Looking at some of the school zones where Speed Cams were once operational I notice very often that the few drivers who actually drive as though they realize there is a speed limit are often honked at, cursed at and/or illegally passed at high rates of speed. These zones are "Target Rich" environments. Why not use some "not obvious" unmarked police vehicles to cruise these areas at busy time of day adhering to the speed limit? Based on my observations I am quite sure that this would result in a plethora of multi-point tickets and serve to get some bad guys off the road.

Remove Red Light and Speed Zone Cameras

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These cameras have nothing to do with safety. In many cases, they have been found to make things less safe. ATS, the private company in Arizona that runs the cameras, gets over 30% of each ticket. The CEO's live in million dollar houses and they contribute big bucks to the politicians. The contracts demand short yellow light times for more revenue (and less safety). You can get a ticket for stopping less than 3 seconds on a right on red, even though there is no law forbidding that. The cameras are money making scams that should be eliminated. Let the police enforce the laws.

STOP!: Out of State Plates; the danger beneath

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Should legislation be introduced to correct lost fees and penalties for the growing # of out of state plates in NY? Take a look around next time you travel the roads; probably more evident in lower income neighborhoods.

Ok, if you're a snowbird, fine, then this topic doesn't apply. I'm concerned about the frequency I'm seeing non-NY plates on LI and what it means, and what should be done about it.

Police Dept

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Police making arrests close to their shift ending should not be allowed to use overtime. There must be a way to stop officers who wait till the last minute to arrest and then spend the time in the precinct chatting to other detectives until the wee hours of the morning to make more overtime. They have been known to keep a person in the precinct and not arrest them until 4:00 in the am. Whose watching who???

Department of Investigation

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The County needs to empower or create a new Department of Investigation or Office of the Inspector General. Clearly the entire County needs serious oversight. For 1, this agency would oversee the Police, and all other County agencies, they would have the power to make arrest and subpoena, they would conduct background checks on new government employee hires, and any individual or entity that's doing business with the County.