Solages: Now that the district runs from Belmont Racetrack all the way south to Inwood along the Queens/Nassau border, I would like to make sure that when someone drives into Nassau County, it looks like and feels like Nassau County through more police presence and beautification projects. I seek to get our beloved 5th Precinct back. Ed Mangano’s flawed police consolidation plan has downsized the precinct. The plan has not saved us money but cost us more in terms of higher overtime and construction costs. We were told that the number of officers would not change. Unfortunately, it has. We have less undercover officers, supervisors and problem-oriented police officers there, according to the PBA. This has led to an increase in crime. I continue to be critical of this consolidation plan and will continue to fight to get our precinct back. Beautification relates to improving quality of life and other efforts to address poor road conditions and code enforcement issues.
Jean-Philippe: To make Nassau more affordable for all its residents. I want seniors on fixed incomes to be able to live in the neighborhood that they grew up in. I want to see young people like myself be able to afford to stay close to their families.