The Philadelphia Republican City Committee is recommending “No” votes on the three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot.
“The proposed ballot questions represent the usual poorly thought-out expansion of City Hall’s bureaucracy,” said executive director Joe DeFelice. “More bureaucrats and less transparency seem to be the recurring theme of these ballot questions.”
The first question is about making permanent the Office of Sustainability while also making permanent another high-level director.
The second question would create a new Department of Prisons and Board of Trustees, with the head of the department making $150,000 a year minimum.
The third question asks voters to allow the city to borrow more than $137 million for capital improvements.
“No money for schools, taxes go up and they still want to increase debt and hire more people. Philadelphia needs to vote ‘No’ across the board this November,” DeFelice said.