This election season has brought about a new phenomena. The politicians are telling us just what they will not do for the voters.

Voters have watched for years as the infrastructure, i.e., roads and buildings, have deteriorated due to lack of attention from the County Board of Supervisors. We are now hundreds of millions of dollars behind in needed county maintenance. Supervisor Peter Adam of the 4th District — Lompoc and parts of Santa Maria — has observed this shortcoming for years and took the initiative to get the supervisors to do something about the mess they have created. He got the signatures and put the issue on the ballot as Measure M so voters can decide the county’s future.

This measure forces the county to maintain roads and buildings in “present” condition. In other words, things should not get any worse in the future. Well, you would think Supervisor Peter Adam had taken the salsa from their tacos. The other four supervisors oppose Measure M, saying it would ruin the county’s economic future.

What they are telling you is that they do not have any intention of maintaining your roads or public buildings. If they shoot down Measure M, just what will they do to maintain these vital roads and buildings? Their plan is to do nothing.

Voters, is that what you want? To let it all go? Don’t you think we should protect what we already have? Measure M does just that.

Vote YES on June 3 to pass Measure M.


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