Vote Against Repeal If You Care About The Environment Because:
Charlotte has a serious air quality problem. Congestion is a major cause of air pollution in Charlotte. A quality transit system attracts tens of thousands of people out of their cars. We need to take many incremental steps to fight global warming and clean our air. Providing travel choices for people commuting makes sense. There are no new taxes needed to build the future transit system. Light rail and quality bus service are important tools needed for better land use, planning and fighting urban sprawl. Higher property taxes will be needed to replace the sales tax, taking money away from parks and other public services. Pressure will be on to build more highways and further damage our environment. Improving public transit is the right thing to do for Charlotte's future.
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