Here's a big question about the September 23 City Club debate on Measure 24-399, the $82 million police facility bond measure on Salem's November ballot.
Where will it rank among history's Great Debates? How will it compare to Lincoln versus Douglas, Huxley versus Wilberforce, Augustine vs. Pelagius?
Since I'm one of the debaters -- taking the NO side on Measure 24-399 -- I can confidently say that this City Club interchange between me and T.J. Sullivan will be incomparable.
Meaning, there's no way it can be compared to the great debates I mentioned.
But it's going to be highly interesting and, hopefully, entertaining. Sullivan and I each have good arguments to make about whether a YES or NO vote on the bond measure is the best way to go. I'm looking forward to presenting my arguments for why the $82 million police facility plan deserves to be voted down so a better plan can be brought forward.
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Today the Salem City Club sent out an e-bulletin about the police facility bond measure debate. It has info about both the September 16 and 23 City Club events, so scroll down that link to learn about the bond measure debate. I'll share the info below via three screenshots.
Click here if you want to attend the debate.