All the local bond issues failed.
For the average homeowner, someone who owns a home assessed at $150,000, the cost for all 7 proposals came to a whopping ........
Let's ask Mr. 10 that question, shall we? Driving in the car, on our way to an adventure, he wondered if I had voted Yes or No on the propositions. That led to a discussion of what they would provide - funding for roads and hospitals and museums and civic improvements - and the fact that all 7 had been voted down. My fury was evident, my disgust with my fellow citizens apparent.
"How much do you think the average homeowner's tax bill would be raised, Mr. 10, before you think that person should consider voting against those propositions?"
"Oh, maybe $500 or $700."
Will you be as surprised as he was to find that the total increase for the average homeowner would have been a whopping $27.
The kid has amassed that amount himself, at times, and he's only 10. His face was beautiful to behold- total shock that so little was asked and even that was refused
I can't believe I live in a community which is unwilling to invest the cost of lunch for two in the creation of a better world for themselves and those around them.
Did I mention I'm furious?