Monday, November 05, 2007

Warrendale Votes

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day throughout Michigan. This brings three for us to vote on in the Warrendale neighborhood. With that in mind, here is my run down in the issues.

Wayne County Community College District
WCCCD is asking us to approve a 1.5 millage increase to further support the community colleges in Wayne County. Quite frankly, I'm getting tired of one entity after another coming up with one reason after another to ask us for more money.
  • The service tax.
  • The trash fee.
  • 64 mills on our property taxes.
Yes, WCCCD has done an admirable job in recent years. I'm just getting tired of people trying to think of new ways to raise my taxes. Every time someone somewhere talks about raising my taxes for the same service, it makes me want to pack up and leave Michigan.

Therefore, I recommend a No vote on this one.

DPS Advisory Question
There is an advisory question on the ballot as to whether or not the school board should ask the State of Michigan to cover more than $200 million in debt that the Detroit Public Schools incurred while it was being operated by the State of Michigan.

There is no way the State is going to cover that debt. It's a waste of time to keep bringing this one up.

Therefore, I recommend a No vote on this one as well.

School Board
There are two people squaring off tomorrow to represent our district on the Detroit School Board. Neither of them has any proposals for improving test scores, introducing teacher accountability nor improving the quality of the schools themselves.

Therefore, I am launching a write-in campaign to have Britney Spears represent us on the school board.

Ms. Spears clearly wouldn't be any better than either of our actual candidates. However, she wouldn't be any worse. Best of all, Britney Spears would be a lot more entertaining than our actual school board candidates.

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