Once again, a determined group of Kalamazoo County Commissioners has decided that democracy should be denied, due to the fact that they apparently know better. A second attempt to pass a proposal that would have placed a millage request to fund programs to alleviate the homeless situation in Kalamazoo County has been defeated by said county board. So...the next step is going back to those cash-strapped municipalities to ask for the money to continue the program as it has been in the past...even though they may not have it. Proponents had even reduced the amount being requested from .33 to .1...which would result in an average cost per household of about $6.50 per year. I could go door to door and ask for that much and probably do all right. Yet, for some reason, those who voted no decided that the good people of Kalamazoo County apparently are not smart enough to make up their own minds. My opinion is...democracy has taken a step back in this county...and I hope that those who did vote no will have to explain why they determined that they chose to ursurp the people's will.
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