We need jobs — we need A-B Tech

Now is the time for voters in Buncombe County to separate fact from fiction regarding the vote for A-B Tech [“School or Scandal?Oct. 19 Xpress]. A handful of political activists formed a political referendum committee to oppose the quarter-cent sales-tax investment. The name of the committee is STOP, an acronym derived from Sales Tax Opposition Project. Numerous inaccurate statements about the referendum issue have been spread by individuals with hidden personal and political agendas. Consider the source when evaluating such statements.

A cross section of community leaders formed a political-referendum committee to encourage voters to support the sales-tax investment in the interest of improving the quality of life for all residents of Buncombe County. The name of the supportive committee is JOBS, an acronym derived from Join Our Buncombe Solution. Committee members comprehend the economic and social impact of A-B Tech. The bottom line is that A-B Tech fosters the recruitment, development and retention of jobs in Western North Carolina.

Why should Buncombe County residents suffer from the political ideology that no tax is a good tax? Join our Buncombe solution by being a voter for A-B Tech now. Why would anyone want to stop JOBS?

— Scott Nelson McKinney

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3 thoughts on “We need jobs — we need A-B Tech

  1. Revenue from the tax hike will go into the county general fund to be disbursed, or not, to A-B Tech.

    No future county commission board is bound by a resolution of a previous board regarding expenditures.

    Senator Nesbitt (D) killed a bill in the General Assembly that would have make the tax revenues binding for exclusive use at A-B Tech. Why?

  2. jburhoe

    Of course everyone wants better schools. The question is whether the 1/4% sales tax referendum is the best option for ABTech.
    Even though an August resolution clarified the money is

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