Issue of the Week

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

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2501 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

(682 votes)
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40.28%
(1011 votes)
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59.72%
1693 votes

The energy savings pay for the upgrade!

Wind Farms of the coast of Montauk

(1058 votes)
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47.06%
(1190 votes)
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52.94%
2248 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

(895 votes)
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44%
(1139 votes)
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56%
2034 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.

(1186 votes)
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50.68%
(1154 votes)
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49.32%
2340 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"

(890 votes)
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41.11%
(1275 votes)
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58.89%
2165 votes

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