Columbia County's commissioners obviously do not want what the voters want, and they apparently don't give a hang whether or not you like it. Why do they blithely ignore the voters' desire? They seem to meekly comply with the desires of developers, builders, real estate sales people and any others widely profiting from the growth situation we now are in.
Now, in the Nov. 7 General Election they strike again, with $43 million requested for bonds, to again prevent any possibility of growth paying for growth. ...Why, and how badly do we need this $43 million bond issue?
These new bonds will include cleaning up a pond the commissioners accepted as a gift, but to which the public is not permitted access. ... Also they are spending almost $4.8 million to pay for a park they already own. ... Naturally, these county commissioners, who do not represent you, have cleverly mixed needed work together with their projects which have an odor. So what do you do? They are sure you will be suckered again, so they can keep up this charade.
I offer two suggestions to Columbia County's voters:
No. 1: This time around, vote no to the entire bond proposal. If this makes them give us some honest proposals later, we can vote for the needed bonds the next time around.
No. 2: ... Any county commissioner on the ballot should not receive a single vote from any taxpaying resident who resents, as I do, what they and their wild uncontrolled patrons are doing to us. ...
Why not try it? You have nothing to lose, and, if it works, you might like the result.
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