Prop. 104 authorizes recklessly squandering $31.5 BILLION in taxpayer money on boondoggle
As Phoenix residents prepare to cast their ballots in the Aug. 25, 2015 city election, we suggest they read the Guest Commentary written by District 6 Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio.
Printed in the Thursday edition of the East Valley Tribune, DiCiccio’s in-depth review of ballot Propositions 104, 103, 102 and 101 mirrors the conclusions Seeing Red AZ arrived at when assessing them.
Unfortunately, DiCiccio stopped short of endorsing Anna Brennan in the Phoenix Mayor’s race. It should be a no-brainer since current Mayor Greg Stanton supports the Propositions DiCiccio opposes. We are not so reticent. Three weeks ago, on Aug. 3, we headlined our post, “Phoenix election: Vote NO on Props, YES for Brennan.”
This is a crucial election, with far-reaching and exceedingly costly consequences that will double the city transit tax over 35 years and spend $31.5 billion on the unaccountable light rail expansion — which is actually used by less than ONE PERCENT of Phoenix residents. Just EIGHT PERCENT of the money will be allocated for street improvements, although the ubiquitous signs dotting Valley roadways claim the money will address Phoenix streets. The words “light rail” are oddly MIA.
Take control of your future and that of your children and theirs. Authorizing $31.5 billion for over three decades into the future to be spent by unknown and unaccountable people is beyond recklessness.
Those unionists, Chambers of Commerce, ethnic and gender-based special interest groups plus political insiders who expect such submission from Phoenix voters obviously regard us as fools.
Prove them wrong!
If you have not already mailed in your early ballot, voting centers for this election will be open for three days. Any city voter residing in Phoenix can use any one of the 29 voting centers to cast a ballot.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24
6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 (Election Day)
Early voting locations for this important election are listed here. Additional questions? Call: 602-262-6837.
The unions and liberal special interests are casting their ballots. We need to make getting our own voices heard a priority in this vitally important election.