Issue of the Week

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

(1195 votes)
46.34%
(1384 votes)
53.66%
2579 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

Long Island needs more charging stations for electric cars

(643 votes)
Vote up!
39.86%
(970 votes)
Vote down!
60.14%
1613 votes

It's a chicken or the egg thing. In this case if charging stations are ubiquitous then Long Islanders will purchase more electric cars leading to less toxic auto emissions and cleaner air.

Put receptacles in every L.I. pharmacy to collect and recycle expired meds

(725 votes)
Vote up!
42.45%
(983 votes)
Vote down!
57.55%
1708 votes

This way they won't get flushed down the toilet or put into landfills and leech into our aquifers.

Abandoned housing task force

(878 votes)
Vote up!
46.14%
(1025 votes)
Vote down!
53.86%
1903 votes

Many houses in Nassau County have been abandoned and are in
foreclosure.

The Town is supposed to monitor these but only if someone complains and then the inspector does little to correct the lack of maintenance on the property.

A task force should be formed to make sure the properties are maintained so that they dont look like an eyesore.

This could consist of actual workers and the owners should be charged where their services fail.

motorcycles on the northern stste and meadowbrook parkways

(891 votes)
Vote up!
46.43%
(1028 votes)
Vote down!
53.57%
1919 votes

The new motorcycles make a tremendous amount of noise on the parkway going through residential areas.

These may be speeding and the police cant seem to stop them.

You can hear them miles away.

They are Japanese racing bikes used by young people.

I suggest monitoring these noisy machines and ticketing them from cameras on overpasses or poles near the roadway.

They dont stay in a lane and are dangerous to car traffic.

Jimmy Ruocco OP SPLASH

(857 votes)
Vote up!
44.82%
(1055 votes)
Vote down!
55.18%
1912 votes

Let us raise our voices as one!
Wednesday, October 14, 1pm-4pm

Nitrogen from Bay Park effluent contributes to seaweed growth around Point Lookout Beach

Public Meeting on Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan
Let's rally for Bay Park Ocean Outfall with Denitrification!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Long Island Regional Planning Council are hosting a public meeting to discuss development of the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan.

Recycle Expired Prescriptions in "The Big Red Med Box"

(990 votes)
Vote up!
49.13%
(1025 votes)
Vote down!
50.87%
2015 votes

Old and expired medications are flushed down the drain or tossed in the garbage and find their way into our water supply. Pharmacies around Long Island are installing recycling bins called "The Big Red Box". Bring in your old meds to participating pharmacies and recycle them to protect our water and make sure they don't get into someone else's hands for misuse and abuse. AMH

All Bus Stops Should Be Shoveled As Part Of Snow Removal

(966 votes)
Vote up!
48.96%
(1007 votes)
Vote down!
51.04%
1973 votes

Too many people are standing on icy snowbanks waiting for the bus with traffic zooming by. It's only a matter of time before somebody gets seriously injured.

Preventing the Damage Caused by Hurricanes like Sandy

(726 votes)
Vote up!
37.77%
(1196 votes)
Vote down!
62.23%
1922 votes

(Coming from a potential voter over the phone) His concerns, from Bellmore, Long Island:

- Bellmore homes were devastated, never seen anything like that after 35 years of living in Bellmore. Lost insurance coverage due to all the damage
- Knows that there is funding available to repair dunes, and other prevention projects
- Reads about Bloomberg doing projects to prevent damage in future storms, as well as Suffolk County
- Wants to know that Haber will use these funds to make Bellmore and Nassau County to be able to withstand future hurricanes

Volunteers Still Needed For Hurricane Sandy Clean Up In Nassau County

(874 votes)
Vote up!
44.68%
(1082 votes)
Vote down!
55.32%
1956 votes

All Hands Volunteers will be in our community for several more months.
Please click on the link below if you want to volunteer or donate to a worthy cause. AMH
http://hands.org/sandy/

Nassau Colliseum + light rail system

(793 votes)
Vote up!
39.53%
(1213 votes)
Vote down!
60.47%
2006 votes

While we're making a fancy new colliseum for the purpose of entertainment, we should realize that a few blocks away, there are communities in Hempstead that are financially burdoned.

Create a Nassau County Program like Suffolk's Operation Medicine Cabinet

(832 votes)
Vote up!
44.52%
(1037 votes)
Vote down!
55.48%
1869 votes

I just came from a Long Island groundwater conference and learned that all of Suffolk County's police precincts have a drop-off box to dispose of unwanted or expired drugs and medications. The drop-off boxes are available 24/7. This is a great program because it helps keep the aquifers safe since most people just throw unwanted drugs and meds into the garbage or flush them down the drain. Nassau County should create a similar program. AMH

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Finish Hurricane Sandy Clean-up.

(801 votes)
Vote up!
42.2%
(1097 votes)
Vote down!
57.8%
1898 votes

I'm still seeing huge tree trunks laying sideways ripping up lawns and sidewalks all over Nassau County. Vote agree if you think (Nassau County) should finish the job by getting rid of the stumps and repairing the damage?

Improve sidewalks and walk lights to make Nassau County more walkable.

(788 votes)
Vote up!
42.09%
(1084 votes)
Vote down!
57.91%
1872 votes

Parking lots are huge and a car in Nassau County seems like a necessity. We desperately need to change this trend. The residential areas around shopping centers could be retrofitted to make walking a pleasant and safe walk. You can improve safety and decrease the size of the parking lots.

Also, with the extra space freed up, parking lots can be local event sites.

reclycle xmas trees

(798 votes)
Vote up!
46.15%
(931 votes)
Vote down!
53.85%
1729 votes

is there any plan to recycle the xmas trees this year to the beaches to create temporary dunes

Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant

(722 votes)
Vote up!
45.96%
(849 votes)
Vote down!
54.04%
1571 votes

Yes, the federal government should step up and fix the Bay Park STP. FEMA funds should be used to upgrade and repair the plant, finally replace the outfall pipe that discharges into the bay and extend it to the ocean and provide adaptation needs

Place Prescription Drug Recycling Bins at Police Precints

(700 votes)
Vote up!
45.13%
(851 votes)
Vote down!
54.87%
1551 votes

Many people flush expired or unwanted prescription drugs down the toilet and they end up getting into our aquifers. Nassau County should establish "no questions asked" recycling bins at the police precincts. It will keep them out of the environment and prevent accidental poisoning or overdoses.

Ban all Hydrolic Fracking Waste into Nassau County

(863 votes)
Vote up!
45.07%
(1052 votes)
Vote down!
54.93%
1915 votes

Vote "YES" to new Legislation to BAN "Fracking Waste Water into Nassau County's Waste Water Treatment Plants"

Vote "NO"that you "Approve" the idea of accepting "Fracking Waste" into our Treatment Plants

Ban all Hydrolic Fracking Waste

(784 votes)
Vote up!
46.04%
(919 votes)
Vote down!
53.96%
1703 votes

The County Executor is looking to support the idea of a Long Term Lease to a Private Company and Concesionaire the Operate & Manage all 3 of Nassau County's Waste Water Treatment Plants. I would like new Legislation on the "Banning" of all "Fracking Waste" being brought to Nassau County. If our Executor has to find ways to Operate our Treatment plants efficiently and close the Budget Gap. It CANNOT be on the back of our Environment. Keep our waters safe and clean