Issue of the Week

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

(2564 votes)
46.78%
(2917 votes)
53.22%
5481 votes

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

Main/Busy sidewalk Shoveling

(1090 votes)
Vote up!
48.47%
(1159 votes)
Vote down!
51.53%
2249 votes

Although home and business owners are responsible for their property and their sidewalks, it should be the responsibility of the county to act in favor of commuters to shovel sidewalks where there are bus stops (main/busy streets). Property tax dollars should go towards maintenance of these side walks because it is very apparent property owners are ignoring these sidewalks, endangering the lives of commuters. I don't know but there definitely needs some enforcement of these side walks. Commuters walking on blocks of ice on the side walk or at least a foot into these high traffic streets. Absolutely Unacceptable.

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Any suggestions for solutions?

What are the reasons for so many down votes? Is it a matter of whom will assume the responsibility and costs?

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