Column: 26 holiday wishes for Nassau County

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Column: 26 holiday wishes for Nassau County
Adam Haber, a member of the Roslyn School Board

As the year comes to a close and we are smack in the middle of holiday season, I decided to get in the spirit of things and create my wish list for Nassau County.

Yours may differ but I hope not by much. I’ve been told if you dream big, good things just might happen. Here we go:
1. Access to affordable quality healthcare, so Nassau County’s 1,361,500 residents may live in good health.
2. The Islanders back in their rightful home, Uniondale, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
3. A transformative and exciting project on the vacant land at Belmont Park.
4. A tunnel with rail service from the end of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway to Westchester or Connecticut.
5. A ferry system for both the north and south shore, to make use of one of our community’s greatest commodities, our waterfront.
6. A fair and equitable property assessment system, which can’t be gamed by those in the know.
7. Ample funding for treatment and rehabilitation facilities to help those who have fallen into the clutches of opioid abuse.
8. The end of government corruption.
9. An end to sexual harassment.
10. An end to xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and racism.
11. Equality for all regardless of gender.
12. Universal recognition that global warming is real, with Nassau County leading the way in conservation and preservation of the land, sea and air.
13. A miraculous change in proposed Federal tax policy that doesn’t punish Blue States with high state and local taxes.
14. A fairer distribution of services and aid from both Albany and Washington to Nassau County.
15. An end to waste of taxpayer dollars by stopping self-promotion through excessive political direct mail.
16. A rapid bus system transit system that encourages residents to use public transportation.
17. Less traffic.
18. Nassau County getting a Fortune 500 company corporate headquarters.
19. Reliable funding for Nassau youth services so social service agencies, who heroically take care of the neediest, can plan long term.
20. Greater funding for mental health services.
21. A New York State ban on assault rifles.
22. Ethics reform on all levels of government.
23. A fair share of NYS public school funding for Nassau County’s 56 districts.
24. A quick and painless construction process of the LIRR 9.8 miles of third track from Floral Park to Hicksville.
25. A safe and reliable LIRR.
26. Peace on earth.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season!

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