Edgewood, NM 87015
By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)
Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone
We won’t get personal or get into naming places and faces, but a referendum held in a small village passed with a total (pro and con) 14 votes being cast. Was the bond issue for a good purpose? Like all bond issues it depends on points of view of the folks participating. Trouble is, with this referendum, 14 total votes from a population of what … 100? That would be 14 percent , but the truth is tougher to take than the low percentage of the total vote in the example given.
Eleven people voted for the issue, while 3 voted against the issue. The bond amount was a cool million bucks, the school district has around 300 students and the total population of the district is 1000 souls, not 100. Property taxes will increase, with folks that paid $1000 in property taxes last year paying an extra $10.57 in addition for the term of the bond.
Edgewood has two bond issues coming up. If one or both pass, Edgewood property taxes will increase. The passing of the bonds may be seen as favorable by some and not desired by others. Whatever the citizens’ preference might be, we believe it is important for every person affected to understand the benefits of the bond’s purposes and downside, if any, to a property tax increase.
We’re not trying to be coy or evasive, but if you want to find out about the bond issues it is best that you check the details for yourself. You can find the details by going here. Should you desire, you can print the information brochure and use it in discussions with friends and neighbors.
Back to the story on the school district that passed a million dollar bond by a margin of 11 votes out of a total of 14 votes cast, you can read all about it here.
Educate yourself about Edgewood’s bond issues and decide which way you wish to cast your ballots. Just don’t be someone who later regrets the result of the bond election because you didn’t vote. Remember, Edgewood made the national news when a tied election had to be decided by a game of chance. Yes Virginia, one vote really can make a difference.