Rebranding the Meridian School District to be called the West Ada District apparently didn’t help when it comes to bond debt votes.
Voters in the district turned down a proposed $104 million bond debt which requires a 2/3 majority, or 67% approval. The tally was 63 % in favor and 37% opposed.
Opponents of the “super majority” say bond debt is almost impossible to obtain.
In reality the super majority is a safeguard for elections like Tuesday’s where only 10% of registered voters bothered to cast ballots. Without the protection of the super majority rule, a mere 6% of registered voters would have been able to impose their will on 100% of the electorate.
Citizens of West Ada need to stand up and be counted.
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