It is nice to live in a town where everyone's voice can be heard. If only all the voices spoke the truth. A lot of misinformation is being spread about; one can only assume it's to confuse the voters. Why else would there be talk of an alternate plan or a bypass? Neither of these are viable options, and everyone involved knows it. Still, some of our citizens insist on repeating it, perhaps in an effort to convince themselves they are telling the truth.
More than 20 years ago, this project was started. Studies have been done, votes taken. We've elected officials and hired experts. Secured the funds and negotiated the plan. Why, at this stage, are some people so willing to ignore the facts and throw $38 million away? This is the project we are being given money to fund. Say no to it now and you have said no to anything. End of story. No alternate plan, and no bypass. Just an ugly, inadequate highway, kept that way by ignorance and greed.
The people against the project keep saying it is up to the Seaside City Council, if this does not pass, to come up with the money and to see to it we get a different highway built. Well, wake up, Seaside. If we don't get these funds, the money is going to have to come out of the taxpayers' pockets. I don't know about you, but I don't want my taxes raised. The taxes in Seaside are high enough.
Voters of Seaside, don't be fooled. Vote "yes" for the highway project; vote "yes" for Seaside.