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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vote Yes on Measure G – Destroy Pleasanton Schools

A vote for Measure G is a vote to Destroy Pleasanton Schools. If you vote Yes on Measure G: Two Staff Development Days...

Original post made by Tax Revolt on Apr. 4, 2009
Last comment by doglover, on Apr 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm | 24 comments | 1542 Views

AROUND TOWN

PW further restricting community dialogue?

More restrictive policies implemented by the PW? For the last two weeks, the letters to the editor have not been posted...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 5, 2009
Last comment by tax revolt 2, on Apr 8, 2009 at 4:55 am | 27 comments | 1339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is PUSD broke...?

Is PUSD broke...or running out of operating cash? At the April 7, PUSD Special Board Meeting, agenda item 4.0 reported...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Apr 17, 2009 at 7:11 am | 47 comments | 1839 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is PUSD broke...? Part 2

Following up on an April 8 post http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=1648 on the PUSD reserve fund getting...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Russell, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:25 am | 88 comments | 2595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Need help from PUSD Math Teachers . . .

Supporters of Measure G claim Pleasanton teachers are taking a ‘pay cut’ next year because they will work two less days....

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by PW Reader, on Apr 24, 2009 at 4:06 pm | 7 comments | 1478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City Council Agrees – PUSD is broke

The City Council voted 4-0 confirming that PUSD can’t pay $800,000+ on an annual debt payment. The City will bailout PUSD...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by John, on Apr 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm | 5 comments | 1647 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Save Pleasanton Schools - campaigning with fiction?

Save Pleasanton Schools posted a video of a KPIX news clip at the top of their home page. And on Sunday e-mailed a link to...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on May 15, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 65 comments | 2368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How will class sizes stay small even IF the parcel tax passes?

The economic uncertainty continues to unfold.... PUSD says the reserve fund will have $68,000 at fiscal year end. PUSD...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 28, 2009 at 5:57 am | 8 comments | 1157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Board Meeting 5/26/09 7 pm

School Board meeting this evening. Agenda and materials located here: http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/BoardofTrustees/MeetingsAgendas.cfm Included...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by NO ON G, on May 27, 2009 at 10:42 am | 16 comments | 1375 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How Desperate, Measure G?

Today, I noticed Yes on G yard signs on city public property on the corner of Del Valle and Hopyard. This is clearly in violation...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm | 17 comments | 1361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G or Measure N?

Suppose there were two Measures on the ballot on June 2. The first is Measure G which if approved would cut the current...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm | 7 comments | 1215 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Throw the Bums Out! sign on 680

Congratulations to the person(s) who got this sign up on 680. I encourage everyone to register to vote. May 24 is the deadline....

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Apr 15, 2010 at 9:49 pm | 7 comments | 902 Views

AROUND TOWN

Say No to the Oakland Zoo countywide "Build a Theme Park" parcel tax

The City of Oakland Zoo, which already receives funding from the Hotel Tax in Oakland and pass through funds from EBRPD,...

Original post made by Taxation w/o representation on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by mooseturd, on Oct 16, 2012 at 7:30 am | 9 comments | 1692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Inequities on the School Board

If the PUSD School Board chooses to put a parcel tax measure on a future ballot, can that decision be valid considering that...

Original post made by Taxation without representation? on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 4, 2010 at 8:55 pm | 67 comments | 1755 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recent news regarding California public education funding is dismal

The recent news regarding California public education funding is dismal. It appears that our district will need to consider...

Original post made by Taxed Already on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Pete, on Jan 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm | 42 comments | 2128 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

BARTD Transportation Permanent Tax NOT good, NOT Fair

Tim Hunt's article on the Transportation Taxes (which is closed for comment) points out we already pay one-half-cent surcharge...

Original post made by Taxed already on Jan. 30, 2012
There are no comments yet. 990 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's up with City Employee Contract?

Now that Fialho's attempt to grandstand and get hired by San Ramon has failed, does anyone know the status of the city employee...

Original post made by taxpayer on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Concerned, on May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 913 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pension Reform -- at last!

San Jose and San Diego voters have had enough, and they voted overwhelmingly for strict pension reform. http://www.mercurynews.com/elections/ci_20794968/san-jose-employee-unions-fi...

Original post made by taxpayer on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by PleasantonTaxpayer, on Jun 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm | 6 comments | 982 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Police Officers Abuse Disability

Tim Hunt comments that about the large number of PPD officers out on temporary disability. "currently the department has...

Original post made by taxpayer on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by franco, on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm | 5 comments | 1211 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Ca 500-plus 'special' funds;, Jerry wants more

CA has over 500 'special' funds....sort of 'slush' funds. Last week we learned of over $53 million in hidden state parks....

Original post made by Taxpayer on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by Ken Lay, on Aug 7, 2012 at 8:52 am | 9 comments | 1071 Views
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