The Rapid Millage and Grouchy People…

Originally published in the Grand Rapids Press, May 7, 2011

The Rapid is the Grand Rapids area public transportation system. On Tuesday, voters approved of a small millage increase to improve and expand the system. There was a group vehemently apposed to the millage (curiously led by a man living who could not actually vote because he resides outside the service area). And I say God bless them. Every worthy public project — be it transportation, school, library, what have you — needs to be tested by the fires of the extremely grouchy tax money watchers. Those fiscal curmudgeons provide quite a valuable service — they definitely keep organizations on their toes. But now that the vote is over, I’m guessing some just won’t be able to let it go….

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