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

Your Ideas for a Better, More Efficient Government

Set all Nassau County Government workstations to sleep mode after 6pm if they are not in use

(872 votes)
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1990 votes

Would save Nassau County several hundred thousand per year in energy costs. No reason to leave computers and peripheral equipment on all night when not in use. AMH

Institute a Nassau County Network Power Consumption Policy

(853 votes)
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44.45%
(1066 votes)
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55.55%
1919 votes

Putting workstations into sleep mode will dramatically cut down on electricity use. Nassau BOCES did this and saved $60,000 annually. Nassau's savings should be a substantial multiple of that.

Open all faucets to a slow drip in homes and businesses without power

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1607 votes

It is frost season and the pipes may burst.

Mandatory Generators

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45.13%
(1019 votes)
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1857 votes

Why not mandate that all gas stations have emergency generators. It a simple solution which would prevent future nightmares.

Update LIPA

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1694 votes

Its time LIPA actually update its systems to teh 21 Century. All power line in non flood areas should be under ground and all power lines in flood areas should be above ground but all trees should be banned in their vacinity.