Dear Newsletter Readers,
Above is my opinion column that ran in last Sunday's Press. Also included in that same paper was an article by NIC President Dr. Priscilla Bell, PhD. I am making a point of including her academic titles and letters because in the article she actually cites a completely unscientific blog poll as evidence that the public supports the Education Corridor! If Dr. Bell and the Trustees want to know how the public feels about the Ed Corridor, why don't they put the matter on the ballot in November? Why don't they float a public Bond for the land purchase? Why don't they at least ask for an Advisory Vote to accurately gauge public support? They have been asked each of these questions and have answered "no" to all. Their reasons? One trustee told me that it's "too important" to risk a public vote. And another trustee told me they've never floated a bond and don't know how. Besides, the trustee said, we've been told it would never pass.
Dr. Bell again wrote of the economic "value" promised by the Ed Corridor. This is the big head theory, which I explained above, that would bring value to our whole region no matter where the educational expansion is located.
The run-around by public officials is tedious. Just open up the information and answer our questions...please! Also on the November ballot will be two of the five Trustee positions for NIC. Change may be our only recourse.
Have a great week. --Mary