Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This is really not me putting myself out there, as it seems to be in the support of the majority of people.
Issue 2 allows the state of Ohio to borrow $400 million for the preservation and revitalization of green spaces in Ohio's dying and industrializing blighted cities. Although there is an argument to be made that that's a lot of money to spend on "greening" our towns -- especially coming from Cincinnati which has a really extensive park system and a lot of wonderful natural aspects to it -- it would help give a certain je ne sais quoi to our downtowns and our urban spaces. And, god knows, there's a lot of redevelopment needed and we need to support that in a healthy manner... and, really, how many times have you found yourself complaining about the quality of Ohio's drinking water?
It's good for Ohio, it's better for all of us.
So, this is a YES to Issue 2. (Check out CleanOhio.org, the ballot measure website)
It has the backing of The News Leader (from big city source Macedonia, OH), The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Lantern (of OSU) and Ohio.com (a site from the Akron Beacon Journal).
(Both from the Secretary of State)