Budget Vote Talking Points

As we have talked to people about the issues with the proposed Charlestown budget we've been asked to provide short talking points they can use to explain this to their friends and neighbors. This post provides those.

  • Vote "NO" Monday June 3rd at the Charlestown Town Hall from 8 am - 8pm.

  • $ 3.1 million dollar surplus at stake. This is OUR money and we should determine how it should be spent.

  • The Charlestown Citizens Alliance (CCA) Town Council majority have already decided the use of the surplus. They plan to build a construction project (community/recreation/senior center) with taxpayer money and without taxpayer approval.

  • We have a good budget but the $ 3.1 million dollars needs to be a separate line item vote for voters to decide.

HERE IS WHAT THE CCA WANTS US TO VOTE ON;

  • NO PLANS.

  • NO COST ESTIMATES FOR CONSTRUCTION.

  • NO COST ESTIMATES FOR STAFFING.

  • NO COST ESTIMATES FOR MAINTENANCE.

  • NO PROFESSIONAL RESIDENT SURVEY TO DETERMINE NEED.

  • NO OPTIONS FOR OTHER TAXPAYER CONCERNS.

HERE IS WHAT WE ASK THE VOTERS OF CHARLESTOWN TO DO;

  • Vote "NO" Monday June 3rd at the Charlestown Town Hall from 8 am - 8pm.

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