Monday, May 07, 2007

Last Call! Early voting ends May 8!

I would like to remind both of my readers that early voting for the May 12th election ends Tuesday May 8th. Polls will be open from 7AM to 7PM and you can vote at ANY of the polling places. If you have moved and have not submitted a change of address to the County Clerk's office for your Voter Registration, then you should vote tomorrow and make sure you turn in a change of address form. Otherwise you will have to go to your OLD precinct's polling place on Saturday. Either way, you will be voting in the old precinct's races.

If you live in the city, you will be voting on a replacement for the unexpired term of Shelly Sekula-Gibbs who decided to screw both the City of Houston and CD 22 residents. Hopefully your choice of replacement will show more intelligence, or at least more decorum than the former office holder. I might remind my readers that the only council candidate that deigned to respond to my questionnaire was Andy Neill. You can read his responses here. I want to thank Andy for responding. Additionally residents of a number of school districts will be holding bond and trustee elections. Spring, Aldine and Tomball will be holding elections, among several others.

And of course you will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to bust the constitutional spending cap. The spending is supposedly to allow the disabled and the elderly to receive some property tax relief, however The lege is sitting on a 13 billion dollar surplus as well as having passed the largest budget in the State's history. Like many I find it hard to believe that there isn't enough pork in the budget that could have been eliminated to offset the tax relief. You of course are welcome to vote any way you like, but I suspect I will be voting against the proposal. Perhaps that will force the Lege to reconvene in Special Session and find another way to skin the cat. Let us hope....

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ror*

CyFair is holding their elections this year in November. They are working on a $700 million bond "for the children"

Spring has a $280 million bond though, as does Tomball ($198 million) Tomball is expecting a 3000 student increase in the next 7 years. That's one expensive bond!

Don

May 07, 2007 11:44 PM  
Blogger Ride said...

I voted on the Spring ISD bond referendeum last Friday. I didn't see anything on the ballot about a constitutional amendment. I surprised you got anyone to respond to your questionnaire. Can you believe 6,000 bills were submitted during the state legislative session? As if we need MORE laws and regulations telling us how to live our lives.

Now I need to see what my property appraisal will do to my taxes this year.

May 08, 2007 6:12 AM  

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