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Letter: Issue 3 'critical' to keep Macedonia 'a great place to be'

Published: April 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Residents of Macedonia must vote "yes" on Issue 3 on May 2. Residents shouldn't stay home because it's not November, or vote "no" in protest because one does't like the mayor. Issue 3 is not for a roundabout, it's not for a pool, it's not to line anyone's pockets or give council a blank check to do things one doesn't like.

Issue 3 is for roads and stormwater. Issue 3 is to keep the rec center open. Issue 3 is for protecting property values, for city pride, for keeping the city alive, for keeping the city safe, for keeping senior-related programs going, for keeping parks programs going, for keeping the roads plowed, for keeping your city beautiful and functional.

Issue 3 won't cost residents anything. Residents won't be taxed if they're retired or unemployed.

For those who work in a city where the income tax is 2.25 percent or higher, Issue 3 won't change their paycheck.

If one's income tax goes up from Issue 3, Issue 3 includes a provision for such taxpayers to receive a refund of that increase. Issue 3 is not political.

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It's critical, for me, for one's neighbors, for everyone who lives and works here and everyone who will come here in the future because Macedonia will continue to be a great place to be.

But only if we pass Issue 3. There's no excuses left for voting "no" on this levy. Don't stay home -- residents should mark their calendars to go out and vote "yes" on Issue 3 on Tuesday, May 2.

Jessica Brandt, Macedonia


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BC1616 Apr 13, 2017 2:41 AM

VOTE NO. THE CITY JUST KEEPS TAKING MONEY FOR THE RESIDENTS AND THERESIDENTS OF SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND CANT MANAGE IT. DO NOT GIVE THE COMMUNITY ANYMORE MONEY