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Voice: No more chances on Calexico votes

March 23, 2001

What happened to the "rule of the majority of the people?"

In March 1995 the people of Calexico were asked to vote on the following measure:

"Should the city of Calexico assume operation, management and control of the Calexico Hospital with the half-cent sales tax?"

The people voted, "No, we do not want the city of Calexico to assume operation, management and control of the Calexico Hospital."

In November 1996 the people of Calexico were asked to vote on the following measure:

"Shall the half-cent sales tax imposed for the benefit of the Calexico Hospital be terminated immediately following the payment of the bonds issued by the Calexico special financing authority?"

The people voted, "Yes, we do not want to pay any more half-cent sales tax after we pay the bankruptcy debts of the Calexico Hospital."

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Some of you think the voters in Florida have it bad. Well, here in Calexico our leaders allow us to vote and then if they do not like the results of the elections, they ignore them.

It's the old story. Only they know what is best for us.

RODOLFO (RUDY) MORENO

Calexico

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