In a recent poll, just 51% of Americans said they have faith in the country's democracy, and 37% say they have lost faith in democracy whereas about 10% were smart enough to admit NEVER having much faith in the first place.
Locally, this applies to Question 1 that's more of a referendum on the focus of City Hall on Downtown development.
Still readers deserve to be accurately informed that the legislation language is a bad joke.
Here's a pretty good MSM roundup of the ballot item . . .
Now . . .
Here's the real talk election info:
If voters want the downtown gravy train to keep running with hope that promises for jobs & tax revenue are eventually fulfilled. Vote NO.
On the other hand . . .
Vote YES to send a message that taxpayer cash to developers must be limited.
But advocates for the legislation understand that this initiative is made out of Swiss cheese and could be easily carved up by even the worst among local development lawyers who power their career by moderate to heavy cocaine use and expensive cocktails at new upscale downtown bars.
If Question 1 is rejected and NO VOTES WIN then advocates for limiting tax incentives earn a major rebuke and avenues for future reform will be more challenging.
If Question 1 is approved and YES VOTES WIN then life gets a little tougher for developers who will have an extra hurdle to cross before earning access to City Hall coffers.
Polling suggests that YES on Question 1 has the advantage right now.
You decide . . .