Courtesy of the Auburn Reporter – From the March 21 edition
We have an opportunity to take part of Auburn’s future into our hands. The April 17 bond measure to repair key arterials will be local money for local roads with local officials held accountable for the results.
Auburn is like a widow running a large rooming house with a leaky roof. She has enough money to patch leaks with tar and even nail blue tarps over the bigger holes. What she really needs is a loan from her tenants so she can put on a new roof to improve their living conditions and attract even more roomers.
Right now the city only has money to patch roads. Neither the state nor feds are going to help. This bond issue will make lasting fixes to 31 miles of key arterials. It’s a true partnership between local owners of businesses and homes. An average homeowner will pay the cost of between one and two tanks of gas per year to make real improvements. Business will cover roughly two thirds of the costs and homeowners the rest.
Visit http://www.keepauburnmoving.org for details, including maps of planned repairs, information on the success of the previous roads bond issue, and a schedule of information meetings.
Keep Auburn Moving and end “Blue Tarp” road repair. Support the bond issue on April 17.
– Dennis Brooke