Local activist Ward says bond failure means taxpayers prioritizing basic needs - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/3/09

Local activist Ward says bond failure means taxpayers prioritizing basic needs

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Prior to the November 3rd election, local taxpayer watchgroup group organizer Mikel Ward was almost all alone in raising any concern about passing four Lubbock bond proposals. 

With two props passing and the other two failing, Ward said, "I think the voters were just tending to basics."

Ward did not speak out against any project in particular.  As a matter of fact she said some of the projects on the November 3rd ballot were "pretty necessary".  But she did speak out against the city's level of debt.  She says if you add principal and interest the city is already $1 billion in debt with another $178.4 million coming soon, in addition to the bond propositions.

"I wasn't campaigning against any of the projects," Ward says. "The soccer kids were darling at the rally I went to.  I think we're just in kind of a tough time.

"At some point we'll need to look at that and really be careful how we spend our money.  It's kind of like your credit card.  You really need to look at your balance before you add more to it."

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