Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Executive Committee of the 9th Congressional District Republican Party passed the resolution listed below on January 19, 2010, by a unanimous vote. It is related to a potential countywide bus tax and a proposed transit center in Birmingham and Troy.

Resolved,

whereas forcing property owners in communities that don't have a
constituency for public transit services to pay a millage to support
such a system is unjust;

that public-transit costs outpaced inflation over the past two decades
and that Mass Transportation Spending is in fact but a False Promises
of Prosperity and Job Creation;

that 38 of 61 communities within Oakland County have already opted out
of the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART)
bus system;

that the SMART bus system is not run on sound business principles as
there is little effort to try to generate compensatory revenues from
users; and

that the SMART bus system will have operating deficits of $5.8; $10.8;
$15.4; and $17.3 million over the next four years of operation;

THE 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT REPUBLICAN PARTY, OPPOSES ALL PAST AND
FUTURE PROPOSALS TO FUND THE BUS SYSTEM THROUGH A COUNTYWIDE TAX

Be it further resolved,

that the Obama Administration is pushing a federal “Fair Transit”
agenda as a form of “social justice with the support of ACORN-like
community agitation groups TRU, MOSES, and Gamiel foundation;

that Congressman Gary Peters has facilitated this agenda through
support for a $7 million Detroit/Pontiac bus, train and taxi, “transit
center” in Birmingham/Troy;
that the bus lines have become known as "The Heroin Express" because
of drug buyers who use buses to travel to and from Detroit to avoid
car seizures;

THE 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT REPUBLICAN PARTY, OPPOSES THE PLANNED
“TRANSIT CENTER” IN BIRMINGHAM/TROY AS BUT A GLORIFIED “GREEN” BUS
STATION WHICH WILL SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASE OUR PROPERTY VALUES AND
NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE SAFETY OF BIRMINGHAM AND TROY RESIDENTS.

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