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Saturday, October 17, 2009

TimCity 2009: Coming soon to your community unless you vote NO on I-1033

Our good friend Steve Zemke has authored a rather brilliant tongue-in-cheek post over at MajorityRules Blog which beautifully explains how Initiative 1033's one-size-fits-all fiscal handcuffs for cities will make it impossible for citites to deliver the essential public services that citizens want and need:
Your goal as an elected official is to try to maintain a functioning city despite Tim's Rules, designed to limit your ability to provide public services.

Tim's Rules apply to all of Washington State's 281 cities. You can choose any one of these cities as your city to play the game because Tim's Rules are the same for all 281 cities. Eyman also is proposing these same rules for almost identical versions of this game to be called TimCounty 2009 (39 counties to choose from) and TimState 2009 (Washington is the only state that can be played).

Tim's Rules propose that you can run your city only with the amount of money in this year's recession-era budget. You cannot use any previous year's budget and invest more revenue into public services.
Doesn't sound like much fun, does it? You can read the rest of the instructions for TimCity 2009 over at MajorityRules Blog.

And remember, if you don't want Tim Eyman's Rules governing the city that you live in, then all you have to do is vote NO on Initiative 1033 and encourage all of your neighbors, family, and friends to do the same thing.


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