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Democrats re-elected to Tucson Council, county bonds fail

The Democratic incumbents on the Tucson City Council easily swept their Republican challengers, while the Pima County bond questions lost by large margins. A proposition to ban red-light and speed enforcement cameras in Tucson passed easily, as did propositions to change the City Charter.
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Nov 3, 2015, 11:10 pm
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I’ve known for many years that the majority in this town wants to keep us all unemployed and in the dark ages. This is why they blindly vote a straight party ticket, not even reading the names of the candidates. However, I didn’t think they were so stupid to vote down the bond issues.

I did the math. If all seven bond measures passed, that would have resulted in about $18 more in property taxes each year for me. While Pima County is rife with corruption and incompetence, I thought it was worth rolling the dice with $18 to see if they got even some of the proposed projects right.

At least they’re doing the right thing with banning the revenue cameras…

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Nov 4, 2015, 6:59 am
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So, let me see if I have this right, Tucson…

You vote to ban the red light cameras. Then, on the very same ballot, you vote to retain the same mayor and council that forced them upon you and blatantly lied about the motivations for doing so.

You’re a special kind of stupid, aren’t you?

This is why when it came time to purchase my first home, I did not look anywhere inside the Tucson city limits. I do not want any part of that insanity.

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Nov 4, 2015, 9:38 am
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Wow, Tucson’s housing market is in a rut, and people vote against every bill to make Tucson more attractive to live in.  Between that and state Republicans gutting education, I’m looking for a way out, and fast.  I sure as hell don’t want to have to raise children here.

While I’m generally not a fan of police cameras, I make an exception for red light cameras.  I’ve lived in other places where red light running was an epidemic, and in five years they had seriously changed the culture.  That that would be really important here, because Tucson drivers are some of the worst I’ve ever dealt with, including being hit myself in an intersection because someone ran a light, and being narrowly missed twice.

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