Saturday, October 11, 2008

English Only special election scheduled 3 days after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Six-figure price tag

Voters will address no other issue January 22, 2009

From the Tennessean:
It's set — Metro Nashville voters will decide on Jan. 22 whether to keep city business from being done in any language but English.

But it's going to cost them. The Davidson County Election Commission, which on Friday certified petition signatures necessary for the vote, estimated the special election will cost $350,000 to $500,000.

The council must vote on taking money from the reserves or elsewhere to pay for the election, Metro Finance Director Rich Riebeling said.
Commission Chairman Eddie Bryan abstained in protest.

"I am still on the money thing," Bryan said. "That's not good, and it hurts us down the road. And they are connected to a hate group. I want no part of it."
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on January 19, 2009.

Anyone who lives
inside the United States
can never be considered an outsider
anywhere within its bounds."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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