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Would you support building a new arena to house the New York Islanders on the 28-acre south parking lot next to Belmont Park?

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The New York Islanders recent move to Brooklyn has left many Long Island residents longing for their return. Those who favor building a new arena believe the vacant 28-acre, state-owned, south parking lot, next to Belmont Park is well-situated near the LIRR and close to major highways. Those against this location feel the Coliseum is already available and the proposed location is better suited as a mixed use development with rental housing. Would you support building a new arena to house the New York Islanders on the 28-acre south parking lot next to Belmont Park?

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Legislature

Merge Nassau and Suffolk into one big County

(133 votes)
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54.07%
(113 votes)
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45.93%
246 votes

Call it Long Island County. Would save money on economies of scale and help Long Island get its fair share of resources from NYS and the Federal government.

Place Solar Panels on Top of Every Public School on Long Island

(161 votes)
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56.89%
(122 votes)
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43.11%
283 votes

The incentives are there to save money for the taxpayer, keep electricity rates low and model green energy for the next generation. The large flat rooftops of public schools are an untapped asset.

Term Limits for all elected officials

(202 votes)
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58.05%
(146 votes)
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41.95%
348 votes

Suffolk County has a twelve year limit. All levels of government involving elected officials should have the same.

Add bike lanes to all County roads

(176 votes)
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46.81%
(200 votes)
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53.19%
376 votes

It would make Nassau a more livable place and cut down on traffic.

Get rid of pensions for convicted NYS elected officials

(216 votes)
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56.84%
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380 votes

It's just a waste of resources for a small group who have betrayed the public's trust.