"Yes for CIP."
The city of St. Joseph is asking voters to approve a $30,473,423 plan with a six-year sunset clause.
Normally, the CIP is a $25 million budget with a five-year sunset clause but the city's to-do list is extensive.
"While every single project had validity, was valuable, beneficial, trying to narrow that down to $25 million was a struggle for the committee," said Mary Robertson, St. Joseph communications manager.
A majority of the 2013 plan includes street maintenance. One of the biggest projects is restructuring the intersection at Karnes and St. Joe Avenue.
Renovations to the ball fields at Hyde Park are also on the list as well as two new fire stations.
The city is asking voters to extend the 7.475% sales tax that was instituted in 1993 as part of the CIP.
"If it does not pass in August, then city council will probably choose to take it back to the voters either November or early next year," said Robertson.
Promises like the new REC Center stand as what is done with tax payer money through the CIP. The city is hoping people continue a trend of voting yes on election day.
"I really think that that has made a difference," said Robertson. "People identify along the way what exactly is a CIP project."
Projects already completed are marked with the date and amount of money. Showing voters exactly where the money is going.
But on election day, it is the voters who will have the final say.