Voters' faith in funding county bond issue isn't reciprocated

Week of November 29, 2007

Shame on us. Voters really believed that if we approved a massive bond issue for county infrastructure, we’d get what a high-cost government marketing campaign promised. We should have known better.

The Nov. 2, 2004, vote that approved the bonds — a $7 billion cost including interest for up to 53 years — listed 334 targets, spread across this county for every type of community need. Passage was an outpouring of faith in our future and our government.

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