Candid Canton: Fire Bond Referendum
We want to hear your thoughts on next week's referendum and why you're voting to approve or reject the $6 million bond.
With the referendum on whether or not the City of Canton should take out up to $6 million in bonds to pay for the construction of three new fire stations just a week away, the controversy over the measure hasn't let up.
There have been articles, blog posts and comments in support or in opposition to the March 19 measure, with those in favor of the measure saying the reduced response times and better ISO rating would be a boon to the city, while those in opposition question whether it would be a better idea to consolidate fire services with Cherokee County.
Canton's City Council is also taking sides on the issue. Councilmen Hooky Huffman and Bob Rush have publicly supported the measure; the two councilmen held a town hall meeting earlier this month to try to win support for the measure.
Councilman Glen Cummins has come out in opposition to the referendum, saying there are better options still on the table for Canton's fire services.