Here's the local take putting the fear of losing vital law enforcement services in as a plug for the tax.
What ticks me off is that they are using FUD to try and push the vote on the tax. They're using $200 million in stimulus money, plus local money, around a half billion or more total, to build a freaking 10 mile long light rail line from downtown to north of the city line, only one leg of many that are planned eventually, half a billion dollars. This is supposed to stimulate the local economy in the long run somehow by brining people into a downtown that has always rolled the sidewalks up at 6:00 for as long as I can remember. The mass transit here isn't very complex, but it doesn't need to be. The downtown area is only a little over a mile long, all down one stretch of road, not much branching out except for a block or so each side. We have a bus line and taxis that are having trouble getting riders, why try another venue?
People trying to make us the metropolis we'll never be.
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