Issue of the Week

Does it take too long to get residential and commercial building permits on Long Island?

(51 votes)
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75%
(17 votes)
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25%
68 votes

The WSJ ran an article on July 17, citing Long Island as the slowest region in the country to get a residential building permit. Many commercial projects also take several years to get approval. Those in favor of a speedier permitting process believe it would help create jobs and expand the tax base. Those comfortable with the permitting process fear Long Island could become a "sixth" borough of NYC. Does it take too long to get residential and commercial building permits on Long Island?

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Legislature

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

(94 votes)
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37.9%
(154 votes)
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62.1%
248 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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