Tuesday, August 02, 2005


I voted today, mostly to honor those who've died and been beaten for the right to vote. At issue was a half billion in bonds to fix the city's water and sewer systems. It was a tough decision. I actually stood there, staring at the ballot, not knowing what to do.

The choice as I saw it:

1. Vote yes, and get much needed infrastructure improvements... and higher water bills, which have been pretty damn high lately.

2. Vote no, and punish the city for wasting money on all kinds of crap and letting our deferred maintenance bill mushroom to $1.5 billion.

I went with choice #1, and winced.

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