* Why make a vote on a second school excess levy and a library levy an all-or-nothing proposition?
* Why would a board concerned about a possible deficit call for a special election, the most expensive election possible?
* And why schedule it for a Saturday? In the hope that those who favor a tax increase will turn out and those who have concerns will not turn out?
* Why would the board risk the trust it has earned with the public by putting forth such a wild proposal?
It's irrationally imprudent.
When a public body tells taxpayers it needs their $131 million over the next five years more than they need it themselves, it has to provide a really dramatic explanation.
Maybe the board can make such a case.
Certainly, its willingness to make common cause with the library is commendable. But it does not explain a proposed $131 million tax increase proposal.
The public will definitely keep reading.