Yes on Measure E Committee in Debt?
Original post made by Start Afresh, Country Fair, on May 20, 2011
The committee's April 20th financial filing showed $20,000 in the bank and they had a fundraiser at the Wine Steward that raised $7,000+. Somehow, this campaign spent far more than $27,000 in the last two weeks of the election and is now thousands in debt.
Great. Another organization spends more than it has, loses an election, and will get recognized by PUSD at the upcoming school board meeting (Web Link).
Maybe those balloons and streamers at the anticipated election night party were just a bit too much? We can't wait to review the next financial report to see the final expenditures. Maybe this was a $500,000 campaign (PUSD and community) after all.
So while the community is raising funds for PPIE/CORE, CSR, PSEE it has to finish paying off the Measure E campaign as well.
Who is going to pay back PUSD for the $400,000 it spent on the election, consultants, glossy mailer, lawyers and staff time? That alone is 6 teachers that PUSD had to layoff this year in order to pay for the failed Measure E.
The astoundingly poor decision making continues to be revealed.