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Should a new arena for the NY Islanders be built at Belmont Park?

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The NY Islanders recent move to Brooklyn has left a void of professional sports on Long Island. There is now discussion to build a new arena at Belmont Park to bring the Islanders home. Those in support feel it's a great location with access to public transportation. Those against say a new arena isn't the best use of the vacant land and the Coliseum in Hempstead should be retrofitted for professional hockey. Should a new arena for the NY Islanders be built at Belmont Park?

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Legislature

Total lack of transparency and competence.

(102 votes)
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251 votes

I was once a member of the residential assessment reform team for Nassau County and I can tell you that the department is less transparent than ever before. The facts are this: the amount of property taxes paid is solely dependent upon the money needed to cover the impending budgets, while no one seems to care how these assessment numbers are created as long as enough revenue is obtained to cover these expenses. That is why the assessment department and their outside consultants are so willing to give homeowners, close to 85% of those who challenge, a reduction in their individual taxes.

Do you think Donald Trump will be an effective President?

(100 votes)
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38.02%
(163 votes)
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61.98%
263 votes

Lot of divisiveness since the inauguration. Will Trump get the job done?

Government Consolidation/Elimination

(105 votes)
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40.7%
(153 votes)
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59.3%
258 votes

Outside of New York City there are simply too many layers of government in New York. This is especially true on Long Island. You have the County, the Town, the individual villages and countless other smaller entities, namely school districts and various special districts. This is completely unsustainable. Not only is this very expensive; having so many individual, independent governments all with their own elected officials, executives, personnel and the like - it is also very expensive. When I reach out to any of my local governments, I am not greeted with swift and direct action.

Immediate special election to replace Venditto in the Town of Oyster Bay

(147 votes)
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45.94%
(173 votes)
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320 votes

TOB needs new leadership. Appointing council members won't give the public confidence that ethics are top priority.

Bring the Islanders back to the Nassau Coliseum

(137 votes)
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44.77%
(169 votes)
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306 votes

They don't belong in Brooklyn, Belmont or anywhere else.