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Would you support a ban on campaign donations from Nassau vendors and contractors to local elected officials?

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Recent headlines reveal alleged corrupt relationships between several Nassau politicians and contractors who have made big donations to their campaigns. The Town of Greenburgh, in upstate NY, bans those seeking public contracts from making campaign contributions. Those in support of the ban believe donations from vendors and contractors invite a "pay to play" mentality. Would you support a ban on campaign donations from Nassau vendors and contractors to local elected officials?

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Freeport Downtown Revitalization

Combine Nassau and Suffolk Bus Systems

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There should be some economies of scale and combining the bus systems would make it easier to get around Long Island.

Develop Nassau County Downtowns

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Everybody should look extensively through this website before choosing your side, especially the BUILD A BETTER BURB part of the site. There are MANY benefits to problems such as housing, transportation, jobs, commercial zones, and can be multi-purposeful. It would bring vibrancy into communities.

Some downtown projects at the proposal stage shown on the site are Westbury, Rockville Centre, Patchogue, and Ronkonkoma.
This is do-able for almost any community, Wyandanch is one of the communities which have done this and is under huge construction of Wyandanch Rising.

Boat RALI - Race Around Long Island

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Create a RALI - Race Around Long Island - starting in Long Beach and ending in Port Washington. The over 200 mile engineless boat race should be in September, to help extend the summer tourism season on Long Island. It would be creative, fun and exciting helping to showcase the best Long Island has to offer. A food and wine festival at the start of the race would only enhance the atmosphere. A more rigorous race to Alaska was wildly successful earlier this year.

More Apartments and Affordable Housing

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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.