Based on what little I did discuss with folks down there it was pretty obvious the bond issue was a crash and burn proposition.
Voters shoot down BWSD’s $37.8 million bond issue – Geoff Belcher
I think it was the overbuilding and accompanying price tag in the District’s construction plan that was the deal breaker for most people, especially with flood insurance rates on the verge of skyrocketing for so many people down there.
I think reasonable people could agree there are some construction needs at the BWSD that may require bonds to finance. My recommendation would be that any other such proposal be focused like a laser beam on the worsts of the needs only. With the beating the voters gave the bond proposal it would probably be wise to not get in a rush to schedule another bond election.