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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

More Apartments and Affordable Housing

(1078 votes)
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51.57%
2226 votes

As everyone who is in the area knows, there are a lack of affordable housing options in Nassau County. Young people continue to move away and property tax rises. Do you believe that we should follow in the footsteps of areas such as Long Beach and build more condominiums, apartment complexes, and high rises? It would cause neighborhoods to become vibrant and the commercial "downtowns" would become great places to go. Near the LIRR stations would cause a lot of traveling and more young people to move into the area. This idea WILL create affordable housing.

Property tax releif

(1030 votes)
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2228 votes

It may be just an election ploy, but something has to be done about property taxes(see http://www.cutpropertytaxes.ny.gov/the-plan) I think adopting a plan more like NYC's where many more people share the burden is a more practical solution...

Get the people on the south shore their federal reconstruction aid funds!

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45.34%
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2146 votes

According to Newsday only four homeowners out of 4000 have gotten their money after Hurricane Sandy. Where are the local politicians who should be publicly advocating for their constituents?

Lower Property Taxes

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2115 votes

My house is being assessed at $200K less than it was 7 years ago and yet my property taxes keep going up. How does that work??

CONDOS

(865 votes)
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1933 votes

With the proliferation of new condos – there is a tremendous need for regulation. Unfortunately being on a board is in essence a license to steal and there is no governmental oversight. There are Ombudsman Bills sitting in the Senate that are not able to be passed. Perhaps you might create a panel and ask for horror stories from owners. Lots of Republicans own condos and this would give you more votes. I would volunteer to help with this matter.