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Tell legislators that people drive too fast

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said Wednesday he

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said Wednesday he will veto legislative changes to his 2015 budget that stripped out a 3.4 percent property tax increase, setting up a possible showdown with the county Legislature. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The Nassau County Legislature is due to meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola.

Leaders of both the Republican and Democratic caucuses say they will repeal the program that allows one speed camera to be placed in each school district in the county. It's likely that a crowd will show up to vent about the $80 tickets they've received and the fact that the program was always more about revenue than safety. The complaints are legitimate, but they have dominated the conversation. If you believe people often drive too fast in Nassau, particularly near schools, show up and be heard. There are places, including New York City, Washington and New Orleans, where speed-zone cameras placed in dangerous areas increase safety. Why not here?

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