On The Issues

 
 
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Protect Our Tax Dollars and Help Our Economy Thrive

Communities thrive when residents have access to quality jobs with living wages and living a comfortable life is affordable.  As County Legislator Jan Singer will balance the need to keep taxes low with providing quality services to make Suffolk a successful place to live, work and raise our families.

We cannot let the standard of living in Suffolk County deteriorate by reducing crucial services, starving our county workers, and neglecting our infrastructure.  It took us generations to create and sustain our communities and we cannot walk away from our investment and let our community fail.

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Protect Drinking Water, Attract Business, Preserve the Natural Beauty and Environmental Health of Suffolk County

Jan will work to bring together our environmental groups, labor advocates and the energy industry to protect our coastline, promote sustainable energy sources such as solar power and off shore wind turbines and lessen our dependence upon traditional sources of energy so we can protect our Long Island environment and make sure Suffolk County continues to be a great place to raise our families.

Increasing filtration in our Suffolk County Sewer system and increasing sewer availability will help protect our drinking water to keep our families healthy, reduce water pollution from chemical contamination, bring new business and create new jobs.  Jan will work to identify funding sources to make increased efficiency and expansion of our sewer system affordable and achievable. 

Jan will join advocacy efforts to obtain increased funding from New York State to achieve compliance with New York water standards to help keep Long Island water and our families healthy.

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Fight Opioid Addiction and End the Pain of Addiction and Loss

We have lost too many of our young people to the pain of addiction and have been forced to grieve too many deaths.  Jan will explore all options available to fight the tragic effects of opioid use in our community.

Our Suffolk County Police, health care specialists, and government leaders must join together to educate and inform all our residents – young and old – and give them the tools to live a drug free life and free themselves from the grasp of addiction.

Suffolk County must devote all necessary resources to help those in the clutches of addiction stay alive while they struggle to find a clean and sober life and we must make available the resources to achieve that freedom from addiction.

Jan will fight in the Suffolk County legislature to work with New York State in making available medically assisted treatment (MAT) in the community and will  work to ensure that MAT is a treatment option for addicts in the Suffolk County Jail. 

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Give Our Suffolk County Police the Resources Needed to Keep Our Community Secure

Our Suffolk County Police have done an excellent job keeping our community safe and reducing violent crime in our county.  Continued support for the Suffolk County Police is essential to keep our families safe and maintain our quality of life. Our police do and must play an active role in helping to curb drug addiction and keeping illegal drugs out of our children’s hands.  Community outreach by our police is essential to joining together law enforcement and the public to ensure safe communities for our children and teens.