If We Vote On It, They Won’t Come

I am a simple man and undoubtedly missing the obvious answer. But if a new Ems stadium could cost Eugene taxpayers as much as $100 million, why can’t taxpayers decide this question? Why is the Lane County Commission making this decision, instead of referring the issue to the voters?

Simpleton as I am, I suspect I do know the answer: the commission knows that the people of Eugene would likely turn this crushingly expensive proposition down.

Tim Baxter