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Opinion - March 25, 2011

City Hall, school district share issues, opportunities

The Pleasanton City Council and Pleasanton school board will hold their annual joint meeting Monday to discuss issues of joint interest, and there are many. Budgets for fiscal year 2011-12 will be one of them. While cities and school districts face concerns over the state's growing budget deficit, schools so far are taking the brunt of the shortfall. Limits on state aid to education and the threat of deep cuts in the coming months unless Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tax extensions are approved will affect Pleasanton even if voters approve Measure E, a proposed $98 a year parcel tax that goes to voters in a mail-in ballot starting April 4.

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