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Voter Guide: Community college bond measure

Original post made on Oct 28, 2011

Measure H on the Nov. 8 ballot asks voters in the San Mateo County Community College District to approve a $564 million bond measure to upgrade facilities on the campuses.

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Posted by New Menlo Homeowner
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
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.

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