Public Safety Fee Proposal Denied

This Tuesday, the Nassau legislature approved the county’s $2.9 billion budget for 2017. However, the county legislature did not announce a decision on the $105 surcharge on traffic and parking tickets. The proposed increase would go towards funding new police hires.

The ticket surcharge more than doubles the current cost of many traffic violations would generate over $60 million. That influx of money would have gone towards hiring 150 new police officers and 81 civilian law enforcement employees.

County Executive Ed Mangano introduced this Public Safety Fee into the 2017 Nassau County Budget, however the proposal has yet to be passed. The proposal has a chance to get passed in December, but if not, it will have to wait until next year’s budget. Do you feel that it should be passed?

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