Ballot Proposals: Vote NO on 1, YES on 2 & 3

 For those voters who'd like some guidance, here are some suggestions that will support 

SoHo. Hopefully, the following will enlighten those who find politics unpleasant but want to
protect themselves from unbridled corruption.
 

The Downtown Independent Democrats recommend to vote as follows on the three ballot Propositions.
These will be on the BACK OF THE BALLOT.

1.   VOTE NO:
      CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

2.   VOTE YES:
      FORFEITURE OF PUBLIC OFFICIAL'S PENSION IF CONVICTED OF A CERTAIN TYPE OF FELONY

3.   VOTE YES:
      CREATE 250 ACRES LAND ACCOUNT OF FOREST PRESERVE IN EXCHANGE FOR SPECIFIC USES ON CURRENT LAND NOT CURRENTLY ALLOWED

Communities would be able remove dangerous curves, replace bridges, install utility lines (but not new gas or oil pipelines), install drinking water wells or bike lanes across short segments of local roads that cross Forest Preserve.  Projects must be one mile or less in length along the road's edge.  Land removed from the Forest Preserve must be replaced.  Larger, more complicated land swaps would still require an individual Constitutional Amendment. See Catskillcenter.org  or  http://catskillcenter.org/blog/2017/10/16/on-the-november-2017-ballot

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What the Propositions look like on the ballot on election day:

1.     Proposition 1:
Constitutional Convention
Shall there be a convention to revised the (NYS) Constitution and amend the same?

2.      Proposition 2:
Allowing the complete or partial forfeiture of a public official's pension if he or she is convicted of a certain type of felony.

The proposed amendment to section 7 of Article 2 of the State Constitution would allow a court to reduce or revoke the public pension of a public officer who is convicted of a felony that has a direct and actual relationship to the performance of the public officer's existing duties.
Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

3.     Proposition No. 3

Authorizing the Use of Forest Preserve Land for Specified use.

The proposed amendment would create a land account of up to 250 acres of forest preserve land eligible for use by towns, villages and counties that have no viable alternative to using forest preserve land to address specific public health and safety concerns; as a substitute for the land removed from the forest preserve, another 250 acres of land will be added to the preserve, subject to legislative approval. The proposed amendment would also allow bicycle trails and certain public utility lines to be located within the width of specified highways that cross the forest preserve while minimizing the removal of trees and vegetation?
Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

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