Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Don't forget to cast your vote.

Whether you believe the District is "spending money wisely" or wasting untold fortunes with no regard for public accountability, you need to mail-in your ballot or drop it off at the appropriate location.

Essentially, it all comes down to two different positions. Those that believe whatever the District tells them and those that do not.

I believe the District would be much better off if the Levy passed AND they had cost-effective project management with deliberate oversight and a regard for the public assistance they receive. I also believe that the panhandler begging for money on the street corner will buy a sandwich with the $5.00 I would like to give him. Call me a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

Unfortunately, the current management model (or lack thereof) leaves me without confidence that the funds voters provide will be used responsibly.

A vote in support of the Levy is a vote for throwing more money at a poorly-managed district. I could make comparisons to political parties and the armed conflict in Iraq, but no one will die if this levy passes. Though no doubt, suffering and mismanagement will continue unabated.

Editorial: Is it just me or do others find it peculiar how the State Auditor's report for the Edmonds School District hasn't appeared yet. Why not provide voters with the insight needed to cast their votes effectively? Most of the other district audits have surfaced.


Anonymous said...

I have already sent my NO vote for Edmonds School District. When was the Auditor's report due for publication? Sure is a coincidence that the report wasn't available BEFORE voting day!

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Especially if it comes back with a negative slant.