On Tuesday, 12,073 Roswell citizens demanded fiscal responsibility from their government. The taxpayers of Roswell have taken a big step toward shining sunlight onto the fiscal policies of Roswell city government.
The Bond passed - Should we feel defeated? Absolutely not.
Roswell City Government will claim this as a success - Let them. The truth is that this is an important moment for the fiscally prudent citizens of Roswell. Let me explain why.
Sometimes you have to take a step back in history to see the full picture.
Twelve years ago, in 2000, Roswell city government pushed through a similar bond that also passed. But at that time, only 2,273 fiscally responsible citizens were brave enough to vote against that bloated municipal budget and government debt.
On November 6th, 2012, 12,073 fiscally responsible citizens voted against government debt, wasteful spending and over taxation.
We have come a long way:
- 2000 Roswell Bond: 2,273 fiscally responsible citizens voted NO.
- 2012 Roswell Bond: 12,073 fiscally responsible citizens voted NO.
In 12 years, the taxpayers of Roswell have moved the needle from 2,273 to 12,073 fiscally responsible votes.
As you can see, this is not the end of fiscal responsibility, it is the beginning.
On Tuesday, the citizens of Roswell began to move the needle back towards fiscal responsibility; and we expect this trend to continue. And RFFR will lead this effort by bringing truth and transparency to the voters of Roswell and fiscal accountability to Roswell city government.
Thank you for the support you have shown to RFFR. Your response to the message of fiscal responsibility has exceeded our expectations. We look forward to working with you to protect your tax dollars over the years to come.
Roswell for Fiscal Responsibility