The Cary News reports here on the Town of Cary’s materials and website the town says educate voters about three bond items totalling $80 million that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. As we’ve seen previously in efforts like this by Durham and Orange County, the question is whether the town is “educating” or cheerleading for a “yes” vote. Advocating a “yes” vote is against the law. Town spokesman Susan Moran says the effort does not advocate. If passed, Cary could see a property tax rate hike of up to 4 cents per $100 valuation.
“I think that the video, which I approved, lays out in a factual manner where we are and where we will be with a ‘yes’ vote. It’s a fact that Cary is one of the best places to live. It’s a fact that our challenge in the future will keep it one of the best places to live. The result of that vote is factual – which is that these projects will move ahead,” she said.
According to the story, here’s what the town says about a “no” vote.
Of a ‘no’ vote, it says: “There is no contingency financing plan for these projects, and if you vote not to approve the bonds, they likely will not move forward in the next three to five years.”