I struggled with this vote....And I don't feel good about it...Probably the only time that's ever happened where I second guessed myself or wish I could have voted differently...Differently in I wish the whole thing had been packaged different and I could have supported it.
I feel I turned my back on public education...Even though my kids spent more time in Catholic school than public ( but with 3 graduating from Jeff High ) I still feel an obligation to the public schools...A pretty big one...My husband and I are both products of them...And my mother and "aunties" were all teachers in GCCS ( and other places ).
This is the only thing I voted for that basically won out...And it makes me sadder than the races my other candidates lost. :(
Nuts I know.
I hope they're able to rethink it a bit and come back next year with something that's more palatable to more voters.
Please don't feel bad, Jules. This would've hurt the most vulnerable - the lower-income kids downtown (they still want to, at best, consolidate the two downtown schools), renters, the elderly, etc. It also was very eco-unfriendly, relying heavily on vehicle transportation. A no vote was an appropriate one for a liberal ;-)
Edited by kelley, 03 November 2015 - 10:34 PM.