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October 11, 2012

Green Party Issues Split Verdict on County Bonds, says Arlington Sun Gazette article

Green Party Issues Split Verdict on County Bonds
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012 5:00 am

The Arlington Green Party has voted to support two of the four county bond referendums on the Nov. 6 ballot, to oppose one and to stay neutral on the fourth.

Meeting on Oct. 3, party members endorsed the $31.9 million bond for Metro and transportation, as well as the $28.3 million bond for community and neighborhood infrastructure.

But like the Arlington County Republican Committee several weeks before, the Green Party urged voters to reject the $50.5 million parks and recreation bond. Greens said their opposition was because the vast bulk of the bond funding would fund a “vanity water park” at Long Bridge Park.

Greens took no position on the $42.6 million school bond; party members split on whether the funds were the best way to address crowding issues.

“More must be done to open more schools and provide more classrooms, but the hasty School Board plans to build two new elementary schools next to existing schools, and to simply add more trailers or to build more classrooms at already overcrowded elementary schools, is ill-advised,” Arlington Green Party chairman John Reeder said in a statement.

County Republicans have endorsed all bonds except the park bond, and the Arlington County Democratic Committee has endorsed all four.