I encourage Iowa City citizens to vote “no” to the proposed bond issue of $46.8 million to build a new justice building. This does not include staffing, parking, operational cost, etc. No one knows what is planned for the existing facilities, nor an alternative solution to our law enforcement problems. Not many citizens even realize that there is a problem if they have not attended the short, hasty forms of educating the public by those officials responsible to the population of Johnson County.
I believe there should be a study that will verify a need, a solution or a complete overhaul of the judicial and law enforcement system in Johnson County. I am very proud of all the dedicated individuals who are faithfully and dutifully doing the jobs they swore under oath to do. Let’s look at in all directions. Maybe we need new leadership to guide us.
But do not in haste agree to a solution that nobody can agree upon.
Robert S. George
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