Wednesday, October 1, 2008

November 4 Election Info and Ballot Questions

We've had a request to look at the ballot questions for the upcoming election. I thought this would also be a good time to remind people that the Voter Registration Deadline is Monday, October 6th!!! Click here to register to vote!

Please look at the questions below and tell us your thoughts on the issues!

Questions on the Ballot:

Referendum

Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Question: Is there a need for the redevelopment and housing authority to be activated in the County of Arlington?

County Bond Referenda

Metro
Question: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $10,000,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for Metro?

Community Infrastructure
Question: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $10,800,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for County facilities and infrastructure?

Utilities
Question: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $50,000,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of designing, expanding, improving, and renovating Arlington County’s Water Pollution Control Plant and the water and sewer systems serving the County?

Arlington Public Schools
Question: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $99,425,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the costs of various capital projects and land for Arlington County public school and community purposes?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I say yes to metro, not sure about the others.

lucie13 said...

I would like to give the public schools whatever they want, but 100 million dollars seems like an awful lot.

Definitely need water utility upgrade.

Anonymous said...

VOTE MCCAIN-PALIN!

Anonymous said...

We should give the public schools whatever they want. Public education is the only way we can succeed. Teachers should wear blue on Tuesdays for "Obama Blue Day." Teachers should register two voters or talk to two people who are on the fence or a McCain supporter and sway them to become a Obama supporter. Teachers should teach some of them. It's for the children.

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Anonymous said...

Obama Blue Day? Unless you want your taxes increased and big government running over you, you should be voting for McCain.

Schools are the future -- and $100 Million is too much. They already get a forture from taxpayers and have done a poor job of educating our children. There are better solutions than throwing money at them.

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lucie13 said...

I was hoping this might be a real discussion of the bond issues.

Anonymous said...

I can see Russia from my house !

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm a former community organizer with only limited legislative experience and no executive experience, but I want to be President anyway. Elect me and your taxes will go up!!!

concerned22204 said...

The fundamentals of the economy are strong ! !

A, Lincoln said...

Hi, I only had 18 months of formal education, I never belonged to any one church, and I was estranged from my father. In only served two years in the House of Representatives, and while there I opposed our President in his waging a war of aggression.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice Lucy13, but I doubt it will happen here.

There is nothing wrong with political discussions; but as you can see most people around here are incapable of forming an opinion. They only watch tv and parrot whatever the tv person said.

Not only don't they know how much money is being spent by local, state, and federal government; they don't know how much they, themselves, pay in taxes.

They misquote, they insult, they watch more tv, and then complain when they they find a newspaper on their doorstep.

Politicians know this, and do things like having them teach children to sing songs about dear leader, tell them they live in a democracy (and not a Federal Republic), and reduce serious campaign issues to catchy bumper sticker slogans.

History, philosophy, political thought, economics, even news -- politicians know the average person doesn't know anything about it.

And now local politicians and government are taking advantage of the electorate's ignorance.



If you're interested, I'd vote no on all of them. The Housing Authority because it's nothing but a power grab by people who know nothing about housing. The Metro question because I don't see what various capital projects are in need of 10 million dollars. The County facilities and infrastructure projects because I don't trust the priorities. The water pollution control mostly so I can make it a sweep. The schools because we have to stop the hemorrhaging of money for our failing public school system - at least until we address the real problems with education.

A. Lincoln said...

Hi, I only had 18 months of formal education, I never belonged to any one church, and I was estranged from my father. In only served two years in the House of Representatives, and while there I opposed our President in his waging a war of aggression.