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September 10th, 2008
San Marcos Area League of Women Voters – What is your opinion?

Please email the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters at or mail in your written arguments FOR or AGAINST, to P. O. Box 1034, San Marcos. TX 78667.Please make copies of this questionnaire and pass it on to others immediately, since time is short. You are also welcome to forward this in email form to anyone. Or even take time to interview people who have expressed arguments for or against these items listed below, and write down their reasons to send in, to make sure the LWV hears all possible opinions on the issues. The LWV will use this information to prepare summaries of pros and cons for the local Voters Guide which will be inserted in the San Marcos Daily Record on Sunday, October 19, for the November 4, 2008 election. The Voters Guide is also printed and made available at the Public Library and many other locations across Hays County, and online at . Thank you for your assistance. For information, call 353-2872.

1. City Non-binding Referendum:

Shall the San Marcos City Council be authorized to adopt an ordinance extending the hours for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to 2:00 a.m.

2. County Bond Election

Road Bond Proposition

The issuance of $207,110,000 of Hays County Road Bonds for county road and/or state highway construction and improvement, and for constructing and improving those roads that are the subject of an existing partnership agreement between the County and the Texas Department of Transportation (including sections of IH 35, FM 1626, FM 110, and US Hwy. 290) pursuant to which the county expects to be reimbursed for a maximum amount of $133,170,000 over time; and sections of Old Bastrop Highway, SH 21, Dacy Lane, Post Road, FM 967, Lakewood Drive, FM 150, RR 12, FM 2325, US HWY 290, Lime Kiln Road, and RM/FM 1826; and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

3. County Adoption Election
Proposition 1

Adoption of the state law applicable to fire fighters and police officers that establishes collective bargaining if a majority of the affected employees favor representation by an employees association, preserves the prohibition against strikes and lockouts, and provides penalties for strikes and lockouts.

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