Public discussions of this issue have largely reflected the long-standing divisions between the suburbs and the city and, sadly, between those with resources and those who are struggling. I stand with all of those who argue that supporting this levy is both the right thing to do in terms of social justice and the smart thing to do for the future of the Valley. But don’t listen to me. Here’s what some other area bloggers have to say:
- Tyler Clark, Youngstown Renaissance, on public transportation and pollution
- Debra Weaver, on Youngstown Moxie II, on attitudes about cities and buses
- Brooke Slanina, writing on the Defend Youngstown blog, about why buses matter
- And to put things in a broader perspective, check out Modal Citizen, the blog from the Center for Transportation Excellence
Election day is coming soon. Vote early. Vote yes on Issue 8.