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Letter: Discussion, debate needed before vote

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Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013 7:51 pm

Council member Joel Navarro has been quoted as saying he was “livid” at the lack of a minimum service requirement in the Tempe transit contract. We should remind him that he and the rest of the Tempe City Council voted to give the transit contracting authority to (RTPA) without debate on November 15th, 2012.

Unlike our kitchen tables or work places, the Tempe Council does not offer much in the way of discussion or debate. Hurried decisions are often approved unanimously in favor for almost every measure. Did they spend millions of your Tempe Tax dollars in minutes without READING THE FINE PRINT?

The bus stops here!

Had the council been brave or knowledgeable enough to ask then what they were seeking, in the middle of a crisis, then perhaps the entire “HOW AM I GOING TO GET MY KIDS TO SCHOOL?” fiasco could have been averted.

Matthew Papke


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