The real ‘real’ story (November 18, 2016)
The recent letter (11/14/16) “ROI The real story,” totally misses the message of the recent election results regarding the people’s endorsement of Proposition V. Specifically, the voters of Apple Valley are not willing to blindly forfeit their right to vote on major expenditures they will be required to repay over many years.
The Town’s ability to operate a water system safely and guarantee to reduce user costs is questionable at best and the Town Council’s frantic attempts to deny the people the absolute right to right to vote on major expenditures is clearly unacceptable and contrary to our democratic principles.
The people have spoken and will continue to demand the absolute right to vote on such major expenses, no matter how many competing propositions the Town’s lawyers dream up to confuse the issue or dilute the people’s right to express their will at the ballot box.
The message is not about ROI, a greedy water company, or wicked foreign ownership. It’s that the Town Council wants to deny the people the absolute right to vote on major issues and the people don’t trust the council to represent their best interests.
Dean Schepis, Apple Valley
Source: Daily Press