Posted by New Menlo Homeowner, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Oct 28, 2011 at 10:05 am
While I fully support a better and more robust education system - since it benefits everyone ultimately - I don't understand why more of the cost is born by those with higher-assessed-value homes as opposed to those who (a) have more kids; (b) have used the Community College system; (c) bought their homes long ago. I have a nice home but no children. Why does that mean I pay much more than someone who bought their home long ago and has kids?
I'm not sure assessing the cost of this bond measure on home value is logical. As a single man with no kids but a nice home, I will pay $400 per year for this measure. That doesn't seem fair.