Authority to raise future taxes and issue debt.

Broad powers to tax and spend

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  • September 28, 2016
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Prop. 1 asks us to vote for two things – one is a property tax and the other is creation of a Metropolitan Park District (MPD). The MPD is the … Continue Reading →

We'll pay twice for County Parks

Do we need two County Park authorities?

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  • September 24, 2016
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Mason County already has a Parks and Trails Department to maintain its parks. Prop. 1 will add another layer of expensive bureaucracy and will not benefit taxpayers. Prop 1 creates … Continue Reading →

Loss of local control

Five “at-large” representatives?

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  • September 23, 2016
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Parks are inherently a local issue and each region should have a voice in how their taxes are used. But under Prop 1, your part of the County may not … Continue Reading →

Uncertainty over future of existing parks

Who will control existing parks?

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  • September 22, 2016
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The County currently has 20 parks, comprising hundreds of acres worth millions of dollars. Will they stay with the County or be “given” to the new Metropolitan Park District?  If … Continue Reading →

Fast track to ballot shortchanges citizens.

What’s the rush?

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  • September 20, 2016
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Prop. 1 seemed to pop up at the last minute. There has been scant time for voters to research and find answers to questions about this proposition. At the July … Continue Reading →

No plans. No budget. No timeline.

Prop. 1 is a blank check.

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  • September 19, 2016
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I don’t sign blank checks and I bet you don’t either. Yet neither the County commissioners or the Prop. 1 promoters have given us any specifics about their plans. No … Continue Reading →