Issue of the Week

Should Nassau County reopen the 6th Precinct?

(164 votes)
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60.74%
(106 votes)
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39.26%
270 votes

Four years ago, when several Nassau police precincts were combined as part of a larger effort to save $20 million annually, the 6th Precinct was merged into the 3rd. Advocates to reopen the 6th Precinct believe that, since the merger, there have not been any savings and the community has not been as safe. Acting Nassau Police Chief Thomas Krumpter purports there have been savings and crime is down. Should Nassau County reopen the 6th Precinct?

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Legislature

Do you support the privatization of Nassau County's sewer system?

(94 votes)
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38.06%
(153 votes)
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61.94%
247 votes

Nassau County Executive Mangano has come to terms with a private company, United Water, to manage the county's sewer system. The deal touts projected savings of $233 million over 20 years and improvements in environmental protection. Those in support of privatization believe the sewer system will be run more efficiently and save the taxpayers money. Those against point to the privatization of the county bus system operated by NICE and feel bus service has lagged as rates have gone up. Do you support the privatization of Nassau County's sewer system?

Comments

Sewage plant privatization

The county can save even more money by doing it themselves. United would come in and takeover a federally funded renovation, lay off half the people and then run it into the ground while they collect ever increasing exorbitant rates, until finally, the county will have to take back a mess. Google this company. This is what they do. This is horrible for us, only good to make the politicians wallets fatter.

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