Issue of the Week

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

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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

Public Works

During the summer of commuter hell run ferries from Port Washington, Huntington and Long Beach

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41.79%
(755 votes)
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1297 votes

Figure it out.

NICE buses should have an app so you can see where your bus is

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44.36%
(720 votes)
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1294 votes

Something similar to an UBER app where you can see where your car is and how long it will take to come

Sidewalk Snow Removal Enforcement

(568 votes)
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40.23%
(844 votes)
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59.77%
1412 votes

There are a number of businesses on Hempstead Turnpike just west of New Hyde Park Rd in Franklin Square that do not clear their sidewalks of ice and snow. These sidewalks are located on a busy street with many pedestrians and a NICE bus stop that is heavily used. When these sidewalks are snow covered, it creates a serious hazard. There should be someplace taxpayers can report this non compliance so the County can arrange for snow and ice removal and the business establishments that have failed in their responsibilities can be billed and fined.

Amtrak Long Island

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1875 votes

For the future, also to boost the economic development of Long Island, help the economy, help travel, and another new development in Long Island transportation which could help travel concentration and crowding of cars.

Public hearing was on the 12th, and it is an open conversation that could dramatically benefit our future. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/01/05/amtrak-long-island/

Ferry system for Nassau County

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2257 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.

Long Island needs high speed ferries to commute to NYC!

(906 votes)
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45.62%
(1080 votes)
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1986 votes

Every other part of NY the Metro area has them except Long Island.

Create an oversight board for Nassau County's water districts

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2126 votes

There are 46 separate water districts in Nassau County and there needs to be and oversight board to foster communication and share information among them.

Grass cutting

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1849 votes

Is anyone else incensed by the way the county handles upkeep of the flora and fauna? They cut the grass and only when it gets to the 3 foot height and to top it off, they only cut the first ten feet of it! It’s looking like that documentary "50 years after people" as though we have all become extinct and there is no one to maintain the environment! We pay the highest taxes in the nation.....

Inspect every bridge and overpass in Nassau and prioritize need of repair

(836 votes)
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(1015 votes)
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1851 votes

With the recent collapse of the bridge in Washington State leadership should be proactive in inspecting bridges and overpasses in need of repair.

See Click Fix - Great way to use technology to make government more efficient

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1859 votes

Use your cell phone to report potholes, graffiti etc.

Click on the link for more info: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/01/ben-berkowitz.html