Today is the first day of early voting.
In the city of El Paso the only issue (unless you vote in district 3 where there is a special city council election) is whether we will authorize the issuance of $413,122,650 in bonds for public safety purposes.
According to the city it will cost $12 per year in year one for a $100,000 home.
In year two the cost will be $24 for that same home.
Year three will be $36, year four will be $48, five will be $60 and year six the bill will be $72.
Presumably it will stay at $72 for the life of the bonds. The city reserves the right make the increases on a different schedule.
They also reserve the right to move the money around because after all they don’t really know what their suggested projects will cost.
Personally I can see the need for some new facilities. I would prefer however that they actually figure out what they want and how much it will cost instead of asking for a blank check.
This is an arrogant money grab. They evidently think that the voters will just give them a bunch of money and that they can decide what to do with it later.
We deserve better