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Power-players vote for tolls: We need intelligent leaders to develop rational cost-effective road revenue

4 December 2007 at 5:42:13 PM

Texans, we must contact our legislators to stop the pro-toll movement!

Please join me in doing so:

Dear Legislators:

It is outrageous that the legislature is permitting the San Antonio MPO and Austin's CAMPO to continue to ram toll roads "down the throats" of Texas taxpayers who do NOT want their roadways tolled.

Whenever there have been legitimate ballots for or against toll roads, the results have always been AGAINST toll roads.

In Austin, prior to the CAMPO votings (twice) when the board and TxDOT requested public input it was approximately 70 percent of the total votes were AGAINST tolls. Regardless, CAMPO pressured by TxDOT voted FOR toll roads.

The same just occurred in San Antonio regarding the voting by the MPO.

It is NOT unusual that these 2 entities continue to vote for their special interests instead of what the majority of Texans want.

Texans do NOT want to pay endless toll taxes that may be increased WITHOUT any prior authorization or voting by legislators or the people of Texas.

Furthermore, these 2 entities also are NOT accountable to the people of Texas as they should be and neither is TxDOT. They continue to do whatever they want without any reprisal.

It is a legacy of infinite and ever-escalating taxation that we will provide to future generations of our children's grandchildren.

It is unconscionable that legislators are permitting this travesty to occur.

Please ensure that the will of the majority of Texans is enforced. Toll roads are NOT cost-effective, nor are they the method Texans want to create the revenue needed for the building and maintenance of our roadways.

Respectfully yours,

Peter Stern

Texas Senate: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/Members.htm

Texas House: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/welcome.php


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