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School bond: Time to vote no, again

Here we go again, round three for the school bond issue. That’s three special elections so far this year (libraries and schools). My wife and I just received our school bond ballot in the mail, as I’m sure you did. The Citizens for Better Schools are so contemptuous that they must be convinced you and I have become less informed since the last school vote 50 days ago.

Nothing has changed with their plan. It hasn’t been modified or streamlined to make it more agreeable. They still want a $45 million package. The only thing they could come up with is "Let’s continue with the momentum."

These special elections are not low-cost by any means. The expense can range up to $300,000 for the library district or $30,000 for the school district. How can this assemblage of people have this much authority to spend our hard earned tax dollars to satisfy their agenda?

Oh‚ it's so easy to spend other people’s money. Please, let’s make our votes heard once again. May I emphasize I speak for the silent minority: Don’t let a saturated voting year discourage you from voting. This is what the tax and spend people desire. Bear in mind the lower voter turnout the more likely the bond is to pass. Please go to the polls or mail in your ballet and vote no on May 20.

Linda and Bill Ludlow

Oak Harbor

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