Nassau County voters can protect drinking water, preserve open space and farmland and obtain new parks for just $16 a year per household, or $1.33 per month, if they vote for the Nassau County Clean Water, Open Space Bond Act. The New York League of Conservation Voters strongly supports a "Yes!" vote on November 7th.
In September, a unanimous, bi-partisan majority of the Nassau County Legislature and Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi backed the $100 million Environmental Bond Act, a sequel to the highly-successful $50 million Bond Act approved by a overwhelming 77 percent majority only two years ago. Land use planners project final build-out of Nassau that time when the little remaining land will either be preserved or developed) will come by 2010. Land not preserved immediately will be lost forever to development.
Nassau residents can nominate parcels they think worthy of preservation and an impartial group of Nassau environmental leaders will set priorities using environmental criteria. The Bond Act funds will also be used to control storm water run-off, the biggest cause of contamination of surface and coastal waters. The Bond Act will also provide funding for new and expanded parks.
The Nassau Environmental Bond Act will appear as Proposal One on the top of the November 7 ballot.
It is very important that you get out and vote YES.