So the Linn County Board of Supervisors is talking about floating $9.5 million in bonds to rennovate its Administrative Office Building. The feds will provide $2.2 million to fix flood damage, but an additional $9.5 million is needed for extra remodeling.
The plan includes adding a new top floor. That’s where supervisors’ offices would be located. They’d be movin’ on up to a d-lux office in the sky-y. (Sorry again, youngsters, for the confusing 70s-80s cultural reference.)
And thanks to a bill approved by the Legisalture and signed last week by Gov. Chet Culver, they can issue those bonds without a public vote. Citizens can call for a vote through “reverse referrendum,” but you’d need to collect more than 22,000 signatures. A very tall order.
But you can still vote here, no signatures required.