The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors, acting on the petition of the Dubuque County Conservation Board, voted unanimously to ask voters to authorize the issuance of up to $40 million in bonds, with the proceeds to be used for outdoor recreation and conservation projects. The question will go on the Nov. 2 ballot.
Dubuque County Land and Water Legacy, a state-registered ballot issue committee formed earlier this year to support this referendum, applauds this action and will work to educate voters and achieve the necessary 60% approval across Dubuque County. It is their firm belief that the requested bonding authority would help showcase the natural beauty of our very special county, and add to the quality of life.
Organizations that would like to schedule a presentation should contact the coalition chair, Art Roche, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public’s best resource for learning more about the range of projects that could be funded is the Dubuque County Comprehensive Parks Master Plan at dubuquecountyiowa.gov/176/Comprehensive-Parks-Master-Plan.
For a list of organizations that have already endorsed the referendum include and more information is available from Dubuque County Land and Water Legacy. Donations payable to Dubuque County Land and Water Legacy, P.O. Box 3096, Dubuque, IA 52004-3096 will assist with campaign expenses needed for achieving a 60% voter approval. Visit DbqLandAndWater.org, and on Facebook at DbqLandAndWater.