To those in the United States, happy Voting Day!
Here in New Providence, NJ, apparently everyone is Republican. I’ve seen a million yards slathered in signs… and not a single Democrat among them. So, well, at least everyone is in agreement.
…EXCEPT ABOUT THE PARK.
Oakwood Park is a neglected little park. Union County has offered to pay for $3.5 million worth of improvements… if New Providence will cede the land to the county.
Those who say VOTE YES say that New Providence is in dire need of a decent park. Who cares who owns the land? The local kids have to go to other towns to play soccer! Not cool!
Those who say VOTE NO say that New Providence’s land is New Providence’s land, not the county’s! Let’s fix the park ourselves!
Whatever the outcome, I’m kind of glad that this is the most pressing issue around here.
UPDATE: The citizens voted no.