Monday, October 27, 2008

Pro-bond committee spends money to educate voters

The Yes on 1 and 2 committee has spent about $150,000 to educate the voters in Mesa about the bonds for public safety and streets. I am actually surprised that they have been able to get by with spending so little, since very few people are even paying attention to the bond election.

With Obama and McCain on TV every night and congressional campaigns clogging the airwaves, the bond committee is getting far outspent, probably in the millions. Meanwhile, this may be one of the most important issues on the ballot. We have already seen Police and Fire have to make cuts. We all drive on the roads and know what kind of condition they are in.

Sure, the President is going to have a lot to do with the future of this country, but he isn't the one who is going to make sure that someone is able to get to your home in case of an emergency. Make sure you know the facts and what projects are included in the bonds before you vote. The pro committee has set up a website at They have a map and a calculator which are pretty helpful to see how much its really going to cost.

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