Please Sign Our Truth in Bonds Petition.

The petition below was approved by the Arlington GOP at our July 23 meeting.  (news stories here and here)  In Arlington we see a lot of things all bundled together, and then put before voters.  This petition sends a clear message to Arlington County Board Members that we would like them to make sure that voters get say on large ticket items put on the ballot.  We would welcome your support on this issue.  


Whereas the consent of the people, through bond referenda, is required to authorize The Arlington County Board to contract a debt for spending on projects approved through the Capital Improvement Spending Plan (CIP). 


Whereas the amount of spending authorized may increase our already high taxes in order to repay the debt and maintain the County’s AAA bond rating.


Whereas projects that either account for more than 50% of a bond referendum or have a total 10 year project price tag of $25M or more represent a significant singular commitment of county resources.


Whereas bundling unrelated or marginally related projects into a single bond issue violates the principle of government transparency and presents voters with the dilemma of either approving a mixed bundle or disapproving a necessary project.


Therefore projects that represent a significant commitment of County resources should be presented to voters as a single item with a clear description of the project and not packaged with unrelated or marginally related projects.  


Therefore, we the undersigned call on the Arlington County Board to commit to presenting stand alone bond referenda for projects that would represent more than 50% of the amount of the bond referendum dollar amount or authorize $25M or more in total project spending.  In doing so, this would ensure transparency and popular consent in the County’s long-term spending.



Who's signing

Polly Ranfone
Jacob Coen
Mecca Nolen
Margaret Teed
John Baird
Steven Hennigh
Charles Dilley
Hayden Ludwig
mike antani
Zoila Maria Concha
Paul S. Palazzola
Jeanne Angus
Michael Lederman
Malik Awan
Mark Antell
Jim Presswood
Richard Otto
Raymond LaJeunesse
Matthew Adams
Joan Smutko
Karen Hilaski
Mark Kelly
Timothy Felegie
Michael McMenamin
Rich McKinless
david eckberg
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  • Polly Ranfone
    signed 2018-09-10 14:53:19 -0400
  • Jacob Coen
    signed 2018-02-10 01:56:49 -0500
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  • Mecca Nolen
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  • Margaret Teed
    signed 2018-01-15 14:30:18 -0500
  • John Baird
    signed 2017-11-08 21:33:56 -0500
  • Steven Hennigh
    signed 2017-11-07 03:31:24 -0500
  • Charles Dilley
    signed 2017-10-11 16:37:52 -0400
  • Hayden Ludwig
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    Sign the petition: We Want Better Bond Referenda! Please Sign Our Bond Petition.
  • Hayden Ludwig
    signed 2017-10-05 11:41:40 -0400
  • mike antani
    signed 2017-08-19 01:37:44 -0400
  • Zoila Maria Concha
    signed via 2017-07-26 15:09:54 -0400
  • Paul S. Palazzola
    signed 2017-04-19 20:48:56 -0400
  • Jeanne Angus
    signed 2017-03-14 10:50:52 -0400
  • Michael Lederman
    signed 2017-01-03 17:28:35 -0500
  • Malik Awan
    signed 2016-11-30 17:54:22 -0500
  • Mark Antell
    signed 2016-11-22 21:52:50 -0500
  • Jim Presswood
    signed 2016-10-24 06:06:37 -0400
  • Richard Otto
    signed 2016-10-15 13:02:48 -0400
  • Raymond LaJeunesse
    signed 2016-05-26 13:57:47 -0400
  • Paul S. Palazzola
    @PalazzolaS tweeted link to this page. 2016-03-10 18:38:23 -0500
    Sign the petition: We Want Better Bond Referenda! Please Sign Our Bond Petition.
  • Matthew Adams
    signed 2016-03-01 10:05:00 -0500
  • Joan Smutko
    signed 2016-02-15 14:48:40 -0500
  • Karen Hilaski
    signed 2016-02-15 14:47:45 -0500
  • Mark Kelly
    signed 2016-02-15 14:47:23 -0500
  • Timothy Felegie
    signed 2016-02-15 14:47:00 -0500
  • Michael McMenamin
    signed 2016-02-15 14:46:00 -0500
  • Rich McKinless
    signed 2015-10-27 08:53:32 -0400
  • david eckberg
    signed 2015-10-18 21:50:45 -0400
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