Spanish Fork Life Center

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The residents of Spanish Fork are divided over the issue of bonding the construction of a life center that will house a rec center, senior center, and public library in a single location.

D: Vote against the life center bond
D': Vote for the life center bond to enable its construction
B: Make community investments that fit the size and needs of Spanish Fork
C: Invest in the future of my city by creating valuable permanent facilities
A: Make community investments that build city value without hampering progress through high taxes
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In order to Make community investments that build city value without hampering progress through high taxes I must Make community investments that fit the size and needs of Spanish Fork and in order to Make community investments that fit the size and needs of Spanish Fork I must Vote against the life center bond. But, in order to Make community investments that build city value without hampering progress through high taxes I must also Invest in the future of my city by creating valuable permanent facilities and in order to Invest in the future of my city by creating valuable permanent facilities I must Vote for the life center bond to enable its construction. I can't both Vote against the life center bond and Vote for the life center bond to enable its construction.
RelationAssumption(s)Injection(s)
D-D'Each citizen only gets one voteI could convince non-voters to give me their absentee ballots to allow me to vote both ways
B-DThe life center bond will prevent other types of investments for the next 20 years due to its sizeThe tax base and property values may grow ahead of projections to shorten the bond length and increase city revenue
C-D'Cities with comparable development are constructing facilities with similar functionalityMany cities in the county and state are not constructing similar facilities or issuing similar sized bonds
A-BIssuing bonds that are too large for the tax base to support may prevent future necessary investmentsThe tax base could grow, providing future revenue that allows for further investment
A-CPermanent facilities will continue to add value to the city beyond the repayment period of the bondThe cost to operate the facility may exceed membership revenue and other tax revenue dedicated to subsidizing its operation