Ron Sifen’s, guest column, “Cobb SPLOST not perfect, but deserves your vote,” in the Aug. 10 MDJ, was a self-defeating argument. In addition to the title, in his closing statements he says, “The SPLOST is far from perfect.” That being true, then why even ask Cobb taxpayers to vote for it, really?! And why isn’t it perfect after all the input, effort and discussion?
Sifen further states; “One advantage of a six-year SPLOST is we have six years to make some decisions about future SPLOSTs, future priorities and future alternatives.” My assessment is this: If Cobb voters pass this imperfect SPLOST, we’ll be locked in and find ourselves in the same spot facing the same arguments six years hence, and probably ad infinitum. Please, let’s fix the SPLOST before we pass it.
One last thing, nowhere in his verbiage did I find Sifen explain why the SPLOST “deserves our vote.”