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

Long Island needs more charging stations for electric cars

(661 votes)
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39.68%
(1005 votes)
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60.32%
1666 votes

It's a chicken or the egg thing. In this case if charging stations are ubiquitous then Long Islanders will purchase more electric cars leading to less toxic auto emissions and cleaner air.

Put receptacles in every L.I. pharmacy to collect and recycle expired meds

(745 votes)
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42.19%
(1021 votes)
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57.81%
1766 votes

This way they won't get flushed down the toilet or put into landfills and leech into our aquifers.

Abandoned housing task force

(895 votes)
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45.85%
(1057 votes)
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54.15%
1952 votes

Many houses in Nassau County have been abandoned and are in
foreclosure.

The Town is supposed to monitor these but only if someone complains and then the inspector does little to correct the lack of maintenance on the property.

A task force should be formed to make sure the properties are maintained so that they dont look like an eyesore.

This could consist of actual workers and the owners should be charged where their services fail.

motorcycles on the northern stste and meadowbrook parkways

(906 votes)
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45.94%
(1066 votes)
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1972 votes

The new motorcycles make a tremendous amount of noise on the parkway going through residential areas.

These may be speeding and the police cant seem to stop them.

You can hear them miles away.

They are Japanese racing bikes used by young people.

I suggest monitoring these noisy machines and ticketing them from cameras on overpasses or poles near the roadway.

They dont stay in a lane and are dangerous to car traffic.

Jimmy Ruocco OP SPLASH

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1963 votes

Let us raise our voices as one!
Wednesday, October 14, 1pm-4pm

Nitrogen from Bay Park effluent contributes to seaweed growth around Point Lookout Beach

Public Meeting on Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan
Let's rally for Bay Park Ocean Outfall with Denitrification!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Long Island Regional Planning Council are hosting a public meeting to discuss development of the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan.