Press Release: Libertarian Party of Johnson County Wants Voters To Decide on Jail Expansion

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Libertarian Party of Johnson County wants voters to decide on jail expansion

GREENWOOD, IN — In November the Johnson county council and commissioners unanimously approved a $23 million jail expansion project. This project will add to a Johnson County home and business owner’s property tax and possibly later to the county income tax.

There is the opportunity to put this issue on the May 2010 ballot by collecting 125 petition signatures by Dec 18th. On Monday Dec 7 the LPJC began collecting petition signatures. If the signatures are not collected the project will automatically be allowed to proceed.

“Whether you are in favor or not of the expansion, this is an issue that should be decided by the voters.” said LPJC Chairman Erwin Salazar. “We ask all Johnson County residents to let the people decide on this issue.”

If you wish to sign the petition contact the LPJC at jclpchair@gmail.com.

The Libertarian Party is America, and Indiana’s, third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. Its vision is for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office, and moving public policy in a libertarian direction.

The Libertarian Party of Indiana was formed in 1974, and has maintained ballot access since 1994. Sam Goldstein, an Indianapolis resident, currently serves as Chairman.

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