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Should NYS government use the $550 million in funds set aside for "transformative economic development" to build a tunnel to Westchester or Connecticut?

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According to Newsday, a total of $550 million ($150 million from bank settlements of mortgage fraud scandals, and $400 million in general funds) has been set aside to transform Long Island. A tunnel, extending the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway north connecting Long Island to Westchester or Connecticut, would cut travel time by about 45 minutes, enhance commerce, and mitigate traffic on Long Island. Should NYS government use the $550 million in funds set aside for "transformative economic development" to build a tunnel to Westchester or Connecticut?

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Revenue Generating Sledding Slope

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Revenue Generating Sledding Slope. The design will include the following: rentals, concessions, locker rentals, handicap access with elevators. Ice/Snowmaking equipment when the season is dry. This design can be developed at all Nassau County Parks. Let's make Long Island the Winter Recreational Region. This facility can be opened 6-8 months to generate revenue encouraging exercise for all ages and disabilities.

All Bus Stops Should Be Shoveled As Part Of Snow Removal

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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.

Main/Busy sidewalk Shoveling

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Although home and business owners are responsible for their property and their sidewalks, it should be the responsibility of the county to act in favor of commuters to shovel sidewalks where there are bus stops (main/busy streets). Property tax dollars should go towards maintenance of these side walks because it is very apparent property owners are ignoring these sidewalks, endangering the lives of commuters. I don't know but there definitely needs some enforcement of these side walks. Commuters walking on blocks of ice on the side walk or at least a foot into these high traffic streets.

Fix this assessment buisness!

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Its rediculous that we have to file greiviences every year wasting county resources and inconveniencing home owners! The only ones making money are the lawyers, this is stupid!

Let's put school district reorganization up for a vote statewide!

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The bulk of our property taxes on Long Island are due to school taxes. The high cost of property taxes are the result of an overabundance of school administrators with inflated salaries and lack of shared services. Yet when budgets get tight, afterschool programs are threatened with cuts and teachers are threatened with layoffs. We should put school district reorganization on the ballot statewide!