Election 2008: It takes a village to spend school bond-measure funds
Original post made
on Jan 31, 2008
If voters approve Measure J on Feb. 5, thereby giving the high school district some $165 million to further improve its campuses and construct a new one, a community group will be checking to see that the spending fits within a list of intended projects.
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posted Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 12:00 AM
Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside High School
on Jan 31, 2008 at 10:27 pm
NO on Sequoia J Bonds
Measure J, a $165,000,000 Sequoia Union High School District Bond follows the 2001 $88,000,000 Measure G and the 2004 $70,000,000 Measure H ($34,156,217 unspent). Tens of Millions more in state matching funds fuel the fire of state bonded indebtedness, now at crisis proportions.
Tax subsidized education should be a no nonsense, no frills proposition, funded by existing property taxes within the 1% ceiling created by Prop. 13.. Technology companies should underwrite the education aimed at providing them with a skilled workforce.
Politicians, bureaucrats and beneficiaries (Friedmans' Iron Triangle) are mortgaging our children's future.
Emboldened by Prop. 39, which lowered the 2/3 vote to 55%, the elitist education establishment is converting our government schools, arguably a "safety net" for financially challenged families, into Secular Humanist Temples for the pagan god of government.
Let's follow the campaign money ($171,800) which has provided 3 mailings to voters:
See Web Link and Web Link
To put a face on donors who have a financial stake, I have included some business websites.
www.blach.com $10,000, Anza $1,000, www.nhainc.net $5,000, Stanford Schools Corp. $9,500, www.floortec.net $2,000, www.orrick.com $2,500, www.rodanbuilders.com $500, Spenser (sic) Spencer Associates $5,000, Armus $500, www.atcginc.net/ $10,000, www.dodgeandcox.com $1,000, www.cawarchitects.com/master.php $5,000, Bayside $500, Intermountain Electric Company $500, MK Pipelines Inc. $500, www.johnplane.com $2,500. www.omnicell.com $3000, www.tencor.com $1,000, www.valontechnology.com $1,000 Total $61,000!
Colleen Tate $40,000, William H. Younger, Jr. $10,000, Julie Brody $5,000
California Teachers Association $5,000.
As tax burdened families face financial challenges, education alternatives diminish.
It's time for a change! Vote "NO" on Measure "J"!