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

david eckberg
Brian Kasch
Kenneth Peoples
Mike Webb
Dolores Owens
Phillip Reiss
Lincoln Cummings
Valerie Smith
David Kautter
Erin Fillion
Benjamin Morlock
Kevin Kent
Gregory Morrison
Russell Laird
David Hauptmann
Mara Bladergroen
Robert Moss
David H Taylor
Christopher Lay
Zelda Artz
Armelle Tallec
james hamilton
Susan Hamilton
Cornelia Frazier
Cheryl Kasch
Scott McGeary
1,000 signatures

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  • david eckberg
    signed 2015-10-18 21:50:45 -0400
  • Brian Kasch
    signed 2015-09-19 07:42:04 -0400
  • Kenneth Peoples
    signed 2015-09-18 08:26:56 -0400
  • Mike Webb
    signed 2015-09-01 05:36:17 -0400
  • Dolores Owens
    signed 2015-08-19 07:50:00 -0400
    I have always been against bundling, and have voted down projects I approved of because other items were attached to it.
  • Phillip Reiss
    signed 2015-08-17 22:25:35 -0400
  • Lincoln Cummings
    signed 2015-08-17 15:58:21 -0400
    Sound thinking.
  • Valerie Smith
    signed 2015-08-17 15:21:39 -0400
  • David Kautter
    signed 2015-08-14 10:30:47 -0400
  • Erin Fillion
    signed 2015-08-13 16:34:40 -0400
  • Benjamin Morlock
    signed 2015-08-13 16:08:28 -0400
  • Kevin Kent
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-13 14:56:42 -0400
    Sign the petition: We Want Better Bond Referenda! Please Sign Our Bond Petition.
  • Kevin Kent
    signed 2015-08-13 14:56:02 -0400
  • Gregory Morrison
    signed 2015-08-13 13:40:43 -0400
  • Russell Laird
    signed 2015-08-10 10:23:14 -0400
  • David Hauptmann
    signed 2015-08-08 20:28:14 -0400
  • Mara Bladergroen
    signed 2015-08-08 16:10:48 -0400
  • Robert Moss
    signed 2015-08-08 13:46:11 -0400
  • David H Taylor
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-08 12:57:57 -0400
    Sign the petition: We Want Better Bond Referenda! Please Sign Our Bond Petition.
  • David H Taylor
    @dht3510 tweeted link to this page. 2015-08-08 12:57:53 -0400
    Sign the petition: We Want Better Bond Referenda! Please Sign Our Bond Petition.
  • David H Taylor
    signed 2015-08-08 12:55:44 -0400
    Excellent action!
  • Christopher Lay
    signed 2015-08-08 11:06:00 -0400
  • Zelda Artz
    signed 2015-08-08 09:18:08 -0400
  • Armelle Tallec
    signed 2015-08-07 19:54:44 -0400
  • james hamilton
    @jameshamilton38 tweeted link to this page. 2015-08-07 16:54:14 -0400
    Sign the petition: We Want Better Bond Referenda! Please Sign Our Bond Petition.
  • james hamilton
    signed via 2015-08-07 16:53:45 -0400
  • Susan Hamilton
    signed 2015-08-07 16:37:24 -0400
  • Cornelia Frazier
    signed 2015-08-07 15:37:15 -0400
  • Cheryl Kasch
    signed 2015-07-31 15:10:34 -0400
  • Scott McGeary
    signed 2015-07-29 18:30:30 -0400
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