New Richardson, TX trails and Bond Election March 11, 2010Posted by bibliosk8er in transportation, urban/suburban life.
Tags: bike commuting, bike paths, richardson texas bond election 2010
I wrote this on Bike Friendly Richardson this morning, after seeing trail construction on my morning bike ride to work.
As I just read what I’ve written below, I realized it somewhat, errrrr…, well, it’s kind of like a rant. So please just cut me some slack.
Richardson is holding a bond election for some improvements to city infrastructure and amenities on May 8. The entire package will raise the property taxes on a home of about $180,000 valuation by about $110 a year. Amazingly, some nutcases are against this. C’mon people, that is NOTHING. It isn’t like they’re gonna flush that money down the toilet. They are maintaining and improving our city — doing things to try to attract talented, educated, good people to live here, to get excellent companies to locate in Richardson. Good grief, if we left things up to these teabaggers, we’d have no public life at all.
Seriously – do we want to end up like Garland? I don’t think so.
And before some teabagger brings this up — YES – I am a homeowner. In fact, I actually own my home, rather than renting it from the bank. I don’t mind paying an extra $110 per year to keep our city moving in the right direction. It’s all part of living in a good civilization.