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What Price Transit?

 

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But it also has experienced and capable opponents, including former AAATA treasurer Ted Annis, political activists Libby Hunter and Don Salberg, and former board of education member Kathy Griswold. Griswold and Annis helped block a schools millage in 2009, and Griswold played a key role in the 2012 defeat of a millage to replace the downtown library. With others, they've formed a group called Better Transit Now to oppose the transit millage.

"I'm in support of more transit hours," says Annis, a retired computer entrepreneur. "But we believe the AAATA should do more with its existing millage. They don't need a 34 percent tax increase to do it. They could fund it with greater efficiencies and less expenses."

Despite what seems like wide support for the millage, the opponents could very well stop it. "Millages are not hard to defeat," says Hieftje. "They're asking people to do something extra, which is hard enough, and it's very easy to come up with a story to create doubt."

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