February 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
Tags: Editorials, Jim Kasper, Legislature, North Dakota Legislature, Opinion 11 Comments »
Perhaps a board member can be voted out but will that give the money back to the tax payers? NO! One has to question the integrity or wisdom of Devlin to want to keep that much power.
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The people need to have some control over what could have an affect on their pocket books the powers that be have way to much power now..
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In Fargo’s case, local control is out of control, particularly the school board. Any project or improvement over 500,000.00 should be put to the voters.
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School boards can not create a Building Authoirity to build schools. The North Dakota A.G. wimped out on his opinion for political reasons, and by the way, it was only an opinion. Read the state law.
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good for the Forum. With the parade of bills from the legislature that insist on government interference on not only local control, but personal lives, I am glad to see they are remembering what they promised on the campaign trail. Whether they get my vote in the 2012 elections depends on their actions from here on out.
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“Legislatureâ€™s tendency to abuse and misuse its power.”
Does the Forum think this way after the Legislature voted no for smoking in cars with children in them?
Being that the Forum is the most vocal advocate against smoking, one would think they would be upset with the failure of this bill.
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I think the entire name of this article is a joke! An “assault on local control”?
No buddy… the local control is the control by the people with a vote! Enacting legislation to give the people a vote on major building projects allows the people a SAY BEFORE the $$$$ is spent.
Saying that the people have control by voting a board member out of office AFTER the fact, is a wayyy too late.
Bravo Mr. Kasper for trying to make sure that the people have a say in how their taxes are spent on major projects.
As was said earlier, in Fargoâ€™s case, local control is out of control, particularly the school board. Any project or improvement over
$500,000.00 should be put to the voters.
A law that is narrower that limits voting to new projects OVER that amount, would prevent all the excuses I read in this piece of trash opinion article.
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Not buying the “was voted on, years ago”. Times change and so do some things and the statement is just used as an excuse, when they want to use it.
At this time, the TAXPAYERS want to vote on expensive projects. Period. Voting today is quick and easy, and local officials wanting to not allow a vote — well, they either know they will lose or have something to hide.
It is amazing that some want to cut out the voter from the spending process ………….
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Put your monies where your mouth is. Start a petition. The legislature denied the law. Now it is up to you to do what you think is right, if you really believe it. Or, like some other complainers, they would rather sit back and complain than actually try to become a leader in the community.
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This is just another love letter to the education cabal.
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The education camel is elected by the people. This sounds like a very small vocal minority that just won’t let go. The Fargo School Board approved a vision plan that included Davies High School back in 2003 after public discussion. There have been several school board elections that have occurred since that time that would enable opponents an opportunity to run for the board themselves or sponsor someone with similar positions to their. Obviously no one either was interested or could garner support. So it is time that you move on to another cause. The horse is dead and no matter how must you continue to beat it, nothing will change. Perhaps you could channel your energy towards opposing some other public project.
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