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Cover Story - February 8, 2017

Schools seek second chance on parcel tax

by Barbara Wood

On March 7, polls in the Menlo Park City School District will be open, with one question for voters to consider: Yes or no on an annual tax of $360 per parcel that would expire after seven years.

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Posted by Karen Dearing
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:25 am

Karen Dearing is a registered user.

Thank you, Barbara, for your continued excellent coverage of this effort! Measure X is a win for our schools, a win for our children, a win for our community, and amounts to an annual tax increase of a modest $153/year. YES ON X!

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Posted by MPCSD Parent2
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 7, 2017 at 11:02 am

Thank you Almanac for your continued and detailed coverage of parcel tax measures for our schools.
I hope that voters in our district will join me and Vote Yes on Measure X in order to support one of the most important assets of our community.

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Posted by Kevan
a resident of another community
on Feb 7, 2017 at 7:52 pm

I just happen to read this article and as a multi property owner in the MVLA school district I am more than willing to pay the tax not only for the value it brings to the properties but mostly for the future of our youth. Having a great education in the early years and having the best possible teachers do it is most important. You are investing in our future. I hope your community does the right thing for these kids and passes this.

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 7, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

I'm sure you love it Kevan, as you simply have to pass it on to your renters. Spare us the sanctimony.

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