Issue of the Week

Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Legislature

Your Ideas for a Better, More Efficient Government

Add Bike Lanes on L.I.E. Service Road

(254 votes)
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(382 votes)
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60.06%
636 votes

Would increase recreation and safety in our community.

Bike lanes for all County and Town roads

(784 votes)
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51.99%
(724 votes)
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48.01%
1508 votes

Why can't we make Nassau more attractive to alternative forms of transportation?

The Belmont Stakes should be a week long festival showcasing the best Long Island has to offer

(648 votes)
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46.29%
(752 votes)
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53.71%
1400 votes

This is the second year in a row there is the possibility of a Triple Crown winner at the Belmont Stakes. Since the Islanders have left this will be the biggest sporting event on Long Island for the foreseeable future. There should be several days of festivities leading up to the race such as: concerts, a big-time golf tournament, street fairs in every community, local beer, wine and food tastings, school marching band competitions, 5k races, a magnificent parade etc... People fly in from all over the world for the Kentucky Derby. They should for the Belmont Stakes too! AMH

Revenue Generating Sledding Slope

(632 votes)
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(740 votes)
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1372 votes

Revenue Generating Sledding Slope. The design will include the following: rentals, concessions, locker rentals, handicap access with elevators. Ice/Snowmaking equipment when the season is dry. This design can be developed at all Nassau County Parks. Let's make Long Island the Winter Recreational Region. This facility can be opened 6-8 months to generate revenue encouraging exercise for all ages and disabilities.

Long Island should have a full island-wide triathlon to attract tourists

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(768 votes)
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1493 votes

If there are big cash prizes you would pack the hotels and restaurants. Think of the sponsorship opportunities!