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Voters to decide on Raleigh transportation bond

Posted June 18, 2013

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— The Raleigh City Council voted 5-3 Tuesday to put a $75 million transportation bond on the fall ballot, but the details of what might be included haven't been determined.

Councilmen John Odom, Thomas Crowder and Bonner Gaylord voted against the proposal, saying they believe a bond is needed but oppose the idea of approving a dollar amount without any details.

The council is expected to hammer out the details of the bond at a June 24 meeting.

If approved by voters in October, the bond would raise local property taxes by 1.12 cents per $100 of valuation.

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  • Scubagirl Jun 20, 2013

    "I agree a bond is needed but to do it without details? "

    They want a bond with no details

    They want to throw out ALL standards for water quality/protection for Jordan Lake BUT HAVE NOT GOT ANOTHER PLAN....

    These people are beyond pitiful

  • Scubagirl Jun 20, 2013

    I'll be voting NO

  • djofraleigh Jun 19, 2013

    Every poor person's rent will rise.

  • determined2win Jun 19, 2013

    Sigh... so we'll have more people pushing to get a economically non-viable light rail system in the area? Give up the nonsense.

  • venitapeyton Jun 19, 2013

    A handful want to put a train down the middle of New Bern Ave. - despite the noise and safety. YET, we can't get them to listen to neighborhood concerns about aNOTHer McDonalds.

  • A Libertarian Jun 19, 2013

    VOTE NO!!!

  • IndependentAmerican Jun 19, 2013

    It will be interesting to see what the details will be. A 'transportation bond".... Is this so they can eliminate the toll roads? Or maybe it's for the seed money for a light rail system which will cost billions more down the road? Or is it to complete the greenway/bike paths? For $75 million they would have enough for a custom private jet for the mayor, or the new school superintendant.

  • hpr641 Jun 19, 2013

    "The Raleigh City Council voted 5-3 Tuesday to put a $75 million transportation bond on the fall ballot, but the details of what might be included haven't been determined."

    Put another way: "Dad, can I have $25?" "Well, sweetheart, you haven't yet done what you asked me for the last time you asked me for extra money over your allowance. So, what do you want THIS extra money for?" "Well, I haven't decided yet." "Well, then, NO!"

    Yet, some of y'all are for it? ... would you also say "Yes" in the scenario above?

  • C6-YA Jun 19, 2013

    City Council must be using a dart board to come up with that figure w/o any details.

  • lapj Jun 19, 2013

    I am tired of my tax bill going up with every election because people who do not own property deciding that I can afford to pay more. Just because I own a modest home does not mean that I am wealthy. 1.2 cents doesn't sound like much--until it is combined with bond after bond. Raise the sales tax if necessary--that is the only "fair" way for everyone to pay for needed infrastructure or growth.

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