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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

Shared Data Center for all Nassau County School Districts

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According to BOCES, there are 56 school districts in Nassau County. If you add up the IT budgets for each, it comes to a sizeable amount, including the costs of purchasing/maintaining new equipment, costs of electricity, and personnel costs to maintain them. Why not consolidate all these data centers into one shared data center? The cost savings could be passed down to the property owners who pay the school taxes.

Reference: http://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/lge/grant.html
http://www.eraseracismny.org/storage/documents/education/ERASE_Racism-lo...

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shared data center

With today's solutions having a physical BOCES plant is already too costly when compared to the alternatives available. A savvy IT manager in the local district can support data center needs with extremely inexpensive solutions. This was a good idea in the 90's, but not such a good idea in the millennium. Technology has moved greatly. A better alternative would be for BOCES to sell consulting services and reduce the higher priced personal needs.

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