Issue of the Week

Should Nassau County Abolish Speed Zone Cameras?

(138 votes)
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209 votes

Nassau County has lost about 6% in sales tax revenue compared to last year because of a poor local economy. Local elected officials have approved speed zone camera with $80 fines to help balance the budget. Those in favor of speed zone cameras feel they are necessary to generate revenue. Those against feel they are nothing more than a back door tax and want them decommissioned. Should Nassau County abolish speed zone cameras?

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Legislature

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

(66 votes)
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(112 votes)
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62.92%
178 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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