With less than a week until the city goes to the polls to decide the fate of the proposed override.....any realistic predictions on the outcome?
Every NO voter better make sure to get to the polls. The tax increase is permanent. The one Melrose will be out in full force.
"Yes or No?", I just predict numbers, not winners or losers :).
Other than a blizzard, weather should never enter into voting, for anything!
Well, maybe a hurricane also!
This is not a magic show - we don't do predictions
63% to 37% Yes prevails
70-30%. Yes prevails.
Yes just got endorsement from Weekly News
One of the many reasons why I will vote no is that the reasoning behind the override is that GI wants to spend more on the schools, at a time of economic uncertainty. The city will try to meet this goal with or without the additional override. Without it they threaten to reduce city services. But they will still spend $$ on the schools, which they have not demonstrated whether or not it will improve outcomes. Basically they are saying property owners will be screwed one way or another.
I'd guess at 64% vote "No".
The fact that only (roughly) 4000 people in Winchester only showed up for a 10 MILLION dollar override is a little disturbing....
Every study has its flaws, no matter the source. You seriously think university studies are not biased? That's cute and naive. Did I think I had a winner? Certainly not. Just information, regardless of what your narrowly focused agenda is. But your opinion is your right, just as my opinion is my right. FYI....still 2 NO votes from my household, which I own outright.
It's been known since at least the 1980s that throwing money at schools doesn't impact outcomes they way you'd assume. Many other factors matter more for achievement but those that want more money for schools have every incentive to say otherwise.
This Melrose override is about newcomers wanting the rest of the city to pay for some niceties that they want their children to have, yet don't want to provide themselves. They would rather that others pay for it.
The no vote will win 63-37 but the city will continue to gentrify and The city will continue to try to be Lexington full of people to claim to care for folks less fortunate then themselves but will be unwilling to practice this in thier own communities. The city will never stop for an override, let the folks that have more and want to vote yes donate money to the city leave the folks on the brink alone.
Yes carries the day.
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Troll. Jerk. Grow up.
Yes prevails in a blow out 70-30%. Voter turnout less than 8k.
53%/47% NO wins
I don't have a prediction, but will say that, for an issue as important as this, anything other than a 'record turnout' will be very disappointing, as, whatever the outcome, it would be nice to know that a "true majority" of the citizens felt that way!
One last prediction....regardless of the outcome today, we will all be in the same position debating another override in a few years....enough is never enough particularly for the One Melrose crowd🤣
Voter turnout was around 11K