The folks I've spoken to who voted against the Giorgetti bond fall into two categories.
One group seemed convinced that high taxes would put their grandmothers out on the street if the bond passed. These are the people we can likely count on to vote against anything.
The other expressed a sentiment that the city should not be mucking about with a rec center while struggling with such an ancient water and sewer infrastructure. These people, as near as I can tell, made up the larger block of the no votes.
I asked Mayor Louras today if this meant it was time to put a bond issue on the next available ballot, say $2 million to replace the oldest pipes as the aldermen continue the multi-year process of drafting a capital replacement plan.
Louras leaned forward in his chair, smiled and said "Why does it need to go on the ballot?"
The full story will be in, you guessed it, tomorrow's Herald.