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Oct 23, 2008

for Greensboro voters

Hello Greensboro voters... here is some information on bonds that will go before voters Nov. 4th -VOTE YES to keep Greensboro a great place to live!
War Memorial Auditorium Bond - $50 million
Supports structural, lobby, seating and balcony renovations
Renovations will attract entertainment acts that appeal to a broad audience and promote cultural tourism
A renovated War Memorial Auditorium will serve as a critical performance venue for our local arts sector
Delay of renovations to War Memorial Auditorium will be an economic loss for our community
County Sales and Use Tax Referendum - 1/4 cent increase in sales tax
1/4 cent sales tax will secure an alternative revenue stream to grow our community and the arts 1/4 cent sales tax addresses county's need for additional revenue while allaying pressure on property taxes
1/4 cent sales tax will generate about $16 million annually for Guilford County; 40% of this revenue would be contributed by non-residents
1/4 cent sales tax will increase revenue while keeping property taxes competitive
1/4 cent sales tax will not apply to groceries or gas
Parks and Recreation Bond - $20 million
Funds will support Phase 1 of the Gateway Gardens project, an important aspect to our quality of life
Gateway Gardens project incorporates art in public spaces
Funding for Parks & Recreation facilities and venues position Greensboro as an attractive place to live and work
Transportation Bond (Street Improvement) - $134 million
Funds to maintain and upgrade transportation infrastructure including streets, bridges, greenways, intersections, streetscapes and trails
Greensboro's trail and greenway system incorporates public art, provides alternative transportation avenues and promotes health and wellness
Funds will allow Greensboro to leverage critical state and federal grants as well as private funding
Greensboro's trail and greenway system add to our quality of life

2 comments:

Natalie said...

If I vote yes to everything...will you consider voting for Obama? A tit for tat?

konils said...

Nicole, What a great list! I wish that you had a list for our (forgotten) corner of Virginia. It is SO hard to figure out what is being voted on - I know we are voting for president (DUH!) and senator, but I can't find out what else. Guess I need to do some digging before Tuesday. And as an answer to Natalie, NO, I won't consider voting for Obama.