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Portola Valley hikes fees for sports teams

Original post made on Dec 16, 2009

Soccer and baseball players can expect to pay substantially more in 2010 for the use of the two baseball and two soccer fields in Portola Valley.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 10:40 AM

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Posted by Afraid to be named
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Dec 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm

As a resident of PV with kids playing soccer, I am sure we will also see the town go easy on its requests for additional revenue from utility taxes, school bonds, parcel taxes, etc., as it raises its fees for use of its (our) fields for youth sports... Right?

If only it were so. Presumption: If you live in PV you are rich beyond belief, so any fee, any bond, any request for more money in addition to the incredible property taxes you already pay MUST be reasonable. It's getting really hard to teach our kids to have any sense of fiscal responsibility in this so called community.

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Posted by responsible one
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Dec 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

"It's getting really hard to teach our kids to have any sense of fiscal responsibility in this so called community." True enough, Afraid to be named but a very odd thing to hear from someone who is complaining about having to pay even a small fraction of the cost of maintaining the fields used by his or her kids. Responsibility begins with not whining about getting too small a subsidy.

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