I will be voting for the referendum to help Build the Block. In my judgement, this is an important step for the Peoria region. The Museum and the Caterpillar Visitor Center would become a premier destination. It would function much like the very successful Harley Davidson Center in Milwaukee, or the John Deere Center in the Quad Cities.
It is always tough to propose a slight sales tax increase in difficult economic times. But the money gets put right back into our ecnonomy. The sales tax is County wide, and is paid by everyone who makes purchases in our County.