Issue of the Week

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

(423 votes)
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(427 votes)
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850 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

Your Ideas for a Better, More Efficient Government

Update all antiquated HVAC systems in government buildings through energy performance contracts

(412 votes)
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39.73%
(625 votes)
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60.27%
1037 votes

The energy savings pay for the upgrade!

Wind Farms of the coast of Montauk

(788 votes)
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48.2%
(847 votes)
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51.8%
1635 votes

We need more renewable energy and wind farms off of Montauk would create a stable and reliable source of power for Long Island

Energy Performance Contracts in all Nassau County Buildings

(651 votes)
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43.4%
(849 votes)
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56.6%
1500 votes

This is a no-brainer. Why hasn't it been done yet? Won't cost the county a dime and will save money long term.

Lease rooftop space on Nassau County government buildings for the purpose of generating solar power electricity.

(863 votes)
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50.91%
(832 votes)
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49.09%
1695 votes

The Town of Brookhaven is in the process of doing it and it will generate over $2M per year of new revenue. Why not do the same thing in Nassau?

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/long-island-now-1.1732330/brook...

Install "Digesters"

(642 votes)
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39.93%
(966 votes)
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60.07%
1608 votes

Take organic waste that is collected with general municipal waste, and include it in "digesters" to create methane to generate electricity.