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COMMENTARY: The haves and the have-nots

Original post made on Apr 3, 2009

Sitting side by side the other day at a joint meeting of the Pleasanton City Council and school board, City Manager Nelson Fialho and School Superintendent John Casey told very different stories about how they are handling the impact of the state budget crisis and the economic downturn on their two jurisdictions.

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Posted by Kiko
a resident of Val Vista
on Apr 3, 2009 at 9:26 am

"As Fialho explained, fiscal decisions made years ago provided a budget reserve each year to use for emergencies..."

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, not Prop 13, BUDGET MANAGEMENT, not Prop 13. This is why so many people are standing against the Parcel Tax.

It may be time for educators to take care of education and let city managers take over running the school district because they understand what FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY is.


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