So I went in to vote for Clyde Picht, who I'd heard talk at the CAFA meeting in January. But Saginaw isn't on the list of districts which get to vote for TRWD. Damned if I can figure out what the criteria are for eligibility. It may not technically be taxation without representation but I'll certainly still be affected by their decisions. It's a classic example of the "Shadow Government" Joel Garreau wrote about in Edge City: low profile, lots of power, and disconnected from the government levels we normally hold accountable for what happens around here.
I voted for Jane Monahan for school board. The incumbent's been in for over 20 years, that's plenty long enough. I thought it was a nice touch to have the voting station in the school board meeting room so we could see the incumbent's name plate from the booth.