The ads supporting the Oak Grove development are unequivocally deceptive; especially about the benefits to the schools.
Their ad states, "$300,000 more every year from property taxes that can be used for programs, teachers and books." That is complete fiction!
The only property tax money for the schools is for the school facility bond, and those facilities have already been built. We are still paying off the debt, not producing new facilities. It is also not additional money for our schools. The school district receives exactly the same amount of money for the bonds no matter how many properties there are in Pleasanton.
The only funds that can be used for programs, teachers and books come from the state. The schools receive funds from the state for each student, which could amount to $300,000. However the School District has already said the money per student from the state is not enough to educate our students; that is why they are looking for additional income from us.
Each student added from this development will actually erode our schools more. If the district wanted more students, they would allow students from outside of Pleasanton to attend our schools but they already make you produce a lot of paperwork to prove you live in Pleasanton as the additional students hurt us.
If the proponents of this development feel so good about it, why do they have to resort to deceptive advertising to convince you?
Join me in voting No on Measure D!