Tyler Tea Party opposes new jail plan

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 4:05pm

TYLER- The Tyler Tea Party, Inc. has reviewed the latest jail plan released by the Smith County Commissioners Court and after reviewing the documentation the Tyler Tea Party believes that the voters should vote AGAINST in the election to be held on May 14, 2011.


The Tyler Tea Party, Inc. opposes the bond election for several reasons including a lack of transparency, timing and issues regarding the arguments used to support the plan.


This is the fifth jail proposal developed by the Smith County Commissioners Court. The court has released the least amount of supporting documentation for this plan. On the County's website, the Commissioners have released a power point presentation that is long on promise but short on details. The lack of supporting documentation, weighs against supporting the plan.

Tea Party members argue by voting no in the last 4 or 5 jail bond elections, the County has actually SAVED money by voting no.

Early voting begins May 2, 2010. The election will be held on May 14, 2010.
 

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