Voters in two Iowa cities have rejected plans for publicly-financed fitness facilities.
It takes a 60 percent “super majority” vote for bond referendums to pass in Iowa. Unofficial results from Orange City indicate only 43 percent of voters supported the $5 million-bond for a proposed “Aspire Center for Health Living.”
In Ames, 51 percent of voters in Ames rejected a $29 million borrowing plan for a new “Healthy Life Center.”
West Liberty voters yesterday approved a plan to borrow nearly 19-and-a-half million dollars for an addition to the high school as well as other school building improvements.
(Photo from City of Ames website)