Town Square

Post a New Topic

Voter Guide: Las Lomitas seeks $60 million for schools

Original post made on Oct 10, 2013

Sixty million dollars is a lot of money. The Las Lomitas Elementary School District is hoping voters think it'll be money well spent and will approve Measure S, a $60 million bond measure, on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 10:48 AM

Comments (2)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by peninsula resident
a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School
on Oct 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Ms. Sunshine said:
> because it gives us really good, strong annual revenue

Uh, excuse me, but if the leased campuses bring in as much as you're claiming, then LL should have been using THAT money to fund building out the overcrowded schools. Hello?

MPCSD needs "only" 23 million in Measure W to handle increased enrollment, and does not have two "really good, strong annual revenue" streams from leased campuses, unlike LL.

In other words, LL has more revenue streams yet needs a bond measure almost THREE TIMES the bond MPCSD is asking, to accomplish the SAME GOAL.

MPCSD will be bringing another school online with 23million, but LLSD will bring online ZERO campuses with 60million.

This is just bad management. We need more schools, not bigger schools.

Vote YES on W, NO on S





Las Lomitas is blessed with numerous sources of revenue; even the School district, the co-chair for "Yes on S" and this article make that clear.

This area needs MORE schools, not bigger schools. MPCSD is asking for


 +   Like this comment
Posted by A Concerned Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Oct 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

If you're like me you just received your property tax bill. You might have noticed it's kind of high. You might have also noticed your already paying $311 to Los Lomitas school district. Measure S will add $30 per 100K assessed value of your property which amounts to hundreds of dollars per year for pretty much any homeowner in this area. This is ongoing through 2045 so if you vote for measure S you're literally signing up for thousands of dollars more in taxes.

Also, where did the $60,000,000 price tag come from? That's a lot of zeros. You could buy a pretty fine mansion in Atherton for $20 million and that includes the land! It makes me wonder what on earth they're planning to build that requires $60 million dollars.

For once can we say no to fiscal insanity? Vote NO on Measure S!


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 3,124 views

WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,833 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 18 comments | 2,426 views

Charter School Proposal Steeped In Unintended Consequences
By Erin Glanville | 38 comments | 1,670 views

Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheartís expensive potion
By Martin Lamarque | 8 comments | 411 views