The vote on the new Polk County courthouse was soundly defeated last night.  But the overcrowding, lack of security and safety issues still exist. 

Unfortunately in these situations timing is everything.  Like the good defense attorney that does not want a trial during the December holiday season, it is tough to imagine voters approving the plan a mere one week after the CIETEC trial and its guilty verdicts.  Plus, the economy is in the tank and foreclosures are at record levels.

But here is my question:

What would need to occur in order to convince voters to vote "Yes" for this necessary expense in the near future?