Supporters of The Rapid tax troll for support from Grand Rapids School Board

May 2, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance

A member of the group supporting The Rapid's millage request tonight encouraged the Grand Rapids School Board and its audience to support improved and expanded transit service.

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Kevin

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$50 million for one single bus route? And they already have a bus that uses the same route? Vote NO on this monstrosity!

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Jan

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The RAPID is just an excuse to transport criminals and criminal activity all over the region. Vote NO on this debacle!
louis

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First off Kevin this is not for one single bus route. Gather some info before you decide to become the town crier. And to Jan, if you consider those who don't have cars to be criminals then you probably live in Greenville or Burnips or something. With $4.30 per gallon gas the Rapid gives people options. It also gives people who can't drive for one reason or another (handicaped, too old, too young, license revoked, ect...) a way to get to work or to get out and about. Withouot decent public transportation a city like Grand Rapids fails it's citizens, by your stereotyping though I see you could never understand that.
SeenItBefore

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Jan wrote:
The RAPID is just an excuse to transport criminals and criminal activity all over the region. Vote NO on this debacle!
Oh ya, when I've committed a crime I'm going to jump on the Rapid for a fast get away.
john grand rapids

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It is too close to call currently 17,004 for the Rapid Mileage Brt waste, and 16,954 against this nonsense. This mileage was about the BRT not service improvements. The BRT will theoretically beat the number 1 bus to the Central station by 2 to 3 minutes on an empty dry run if there is no traffic by the convention center and if they are allowed to change the lights, which they are no longer allowed to do. If this nonsense passes, in 2 years I want to race someone, I will get on the reg route 1 at 54th and someone that supports this nonsense get on at 54 and see who can get to Van Andel, downtown area, or tbe Convention centerfirst?? Bet I still will win. All they need is a real circulator bus downtown instead of just the Dash buses. I still can't belive we have 17,000 peopel in Grand rpaids that believe the Rapids lies.
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john grand rapids wrote:
It is too close to call currently 17,004 for the Rapid Mileage Brt waste, and 16,954 against this nonsense. This mileage was about the BRT not service improvements. The BRT will theoretically beat the number 1 bus to the Central station by 2 to 3 minutes on an empty dry run if there is no traffic by the convention center and if they are allowed to change the lights, which they are no longer allowed to do. If this nonsense passes, in 2 years I want to race someone, I will get on the reg route 1 at 54th and someone that supports this nonsense get on at 54 and see who can get to Van Andel, downtown area, or tbe Convention centerfirst?? Bet I still will win. All they need is a real circulator bus downtown instead of just the Dash buses. I still can't belive we have 17,000 peopel in Grand rpaids that believe the Rapids lies.
From what I heard on the news it passed by 100 votes.
john grand rapids

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Actually the major part of this mileage was about one single route the BRT on Divison than Ransom then to Michigan and down in front of the convention center 40 to 50 million to construct and 2.5 million a year to operate.A small percentage was for service improvements to lure rider in that there would be alot of service improvements, however it really was aobut the BRT and federal money and texas for it. People that do not behave do ride the bus as well as some that do know how to behave, and people have got on the bus before after robbing a bank, which is quite stupid since there are cameras and audio recording on the bus. The malls have had several problems as well as the Central station with schools kids not acting their age and stealing, fighting, and vandalism. However, some poor and handicapped, and seniors do ride the bus. Not just criminals and highschool hoodlums.
Mark

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136 votes...You really wonder what taxes like this passing would do if petitions went up to "revote" the issue in November. If I lived in the markets that voted it down I would be going door to door with a petition to put it back on the ballot for November.

The next thing the legislature and the governor need to change- too many elections every year. They should limit it to 1 each November and put all issues on the ballot at the same time.

It also wreaks to have people that don't pay property taxes being able to vote property taxes up. Property owners only should be allowed to vote considering it's a property tax hike issue. Conceptually something very wrong with that.

We just had a major election with huge turnout, and this election had all kinds of school issues etc, it's a scam and a sham. How much money would our state save by reducing elections to 1 per year?

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Mark wrote:
136 votes...You really wonder what taxes like this passing would do if petitions went up to "revote" the issue in November. If I lived in the markets that voted it down I would be going door to door with a petition to put it back on the ballot for November.
The next thing the legislature and the governor need to change- too many elections every year. They should limit it to 1 each November and put all issues on the ballot at the same time.
It also wreaks to have people that don't pay property taxes being able to vote property taxes up. Property owners only should be allowed to vote considering it's a property tax hike issue. Conceptually something very wrong with that.
We just had a major election with huge turnout, and this election had all kinds of school issues etc, it's a scam and a sham. How much money would our state save by reducing elections to 1 per year?
I personally think that the Cities of Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids tax payers should pay the taxes for the increase for this waste of money. As for non property owners being allowed to vote, they pay the increase in taxes in their rent increases every year. It's just not as visible as the homeowner's tax increase. But, I also agree with your thought process on 1 election per year.
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Jan wrote:
The RAPID is just an excuse to transport criminals and criminal activity all over the region. Vote NO on this debacle!
in yo face biotch!

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