Friday, October 1, 2010

This Sure Sounds Familiar ...

Not that I really want to get off topic here, but good gawd, dropping big details for big votes with little time to do much about it is kind of becoming the go to action for Mayor Parker ...

Off the Kuff posted this article about Prop 1, which is the drainage initiative for taxpayers to vote on whether to use their money to improve public infrastructure (WTF?), namely drainage, etc.

(can't quite think of how this could have been something else recently ... hmmmm ... )

As the Chron Reported: 

Former Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Bettencourt has teamed up with anti-tax advocate Bruce Hotze and conservative activist Norman Adams, significant players in a previously successful effort to scuttle a drainage fee during the Lee Brown administration.
They reformed the “No Rain Tax” PAC, Bettencourt said, and expect to raise enough money to run radio ads and phone banks against the measure.
Bettencourt said it was “preposterous” that the details about how the program would be implemented have yet to emerge with the vote only five weeks away.
“This is an open-ended blank check from the taxpayers,” he said.

Gosh, this sounds nothing like another 'Blank Check' that was recently discussed by City Council.

In all honesty, I don't have much to say on Prop 1.  Yes, I want my neighborhood to drain properly, but I don't see how this is going to be a real benefit to be honest.  The mayor should spend less time campaigning for prop 1, and more time improving drainage standards so that, in my case, a giant parking lot won't increase runoff everywhere in my neighborhood.

But what do I know. 

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