Bond Issue Not Justified
I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Clarke’s letter to The Pilot on July 2 regarding the decision to fund a new jail with a bond issue that will not require a public vote.
This project will increase our debt by 40 percent. There is absolutely no way to justify an action like this at a time when the economy is in such bad shape and budgeting is already tight. This project should be put on hold at least until November, and it should be decided by the voters.
We are fortunate that we have two commissioners who moved to refer this to the voters. The other three took the easy way out, and apparently two of them would also financially benefit from it. I am amazed by this arrogance.
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