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?A citizen's vote in Norman should count for something. I am deeply concerned with?Tuesday night's vote of council where a?few councilmembers?turned down the conds for the Northside Sewer Solution. Since it was for the letting of bonds, the majority voted for it but, it required a super-majority and thus it failed.

Over the last 6 years, the citizens have voted twice to resolve our sewer issues and specifically on June 10, 2003, the citizens of the City of Norman voted in a special election, called by the City Council on whether "...the City direct an amount not to exceed $8,169,333 of the Sales Tax provided for herein for funding of 1,500,000 gallons per day of capacity to be built at the new north wastewater treatment plant..."? 54.4 percent of the voters in that special election voted yes to that question (4,424 votes against 3,702 votes). Tuesday night, 1,266 days later (3-1/2 years later), a few city councilmembers?chose to ignore?the vote of those 4,424 people and voted against implementing the results of that election.

While I deeply appreciate service by all councilmembers, I am saddened by the vote Tuesday night. Is it any wonder that we can only get 10 percent of our citizens out to vote?

JONATHAN LEAVEY

Norman

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