Monday, February 04, 2008

The Railroading of the Public Continues

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and her puppet Mayor Dave Cieslewicz continue working. with as little public attention as possible, to impose the eternal debt burden of inflexible rail transportation on Dane County. Their New Urbanist plan to limit personal transportation as much as possible is moving forward with the Dane County Board to hear RTA Referendum proposals this Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:00 pm at the City-County Bldg Rm 201.

The Great Train Robbery: We are devoted to spreading information we think is crucial to prevent a disaster. The quality of life in Madison and Dane County and the economic strength of our community are at risk unless we defeat a proposal to increase a county-wide sales tax for trains and trolleys through the development of a Regional Transit Authority (RTA).

The County has reportedly already applied for Federal Funds which are contingent on the County approving a new taxing body and collecting the adequate funds. Needless to say, Falk and Cieslewicz absolutely positively do not want this massive tax increase going to a public referendum which is exactly why a referendum is important.

Do some homework and contact your representatives to let them know that affirmative public approval should be required before government makes a financial commitment, in perpetuity, of this magnitude.