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Why is the Board planning another election?

Original post made by Another Parcel Tax Election on Aug 12, 2009

Has anyone else heard that the Board of Trustees is already planning to hold another parcel tax election next spring?
Was there a board meeting where this was discussed?
If not, then why is Chris Grant going around telling people the Board is going to hold another election next spring?

Comments (17)

Posted by Karen, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Aug 12, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Boy I hope this is a rumor. Folks are having real trouble paying their mortgage + their taxes and just can't afford another expense. It is clear to me that the school district HQ needs to look closer at making their own cuts. Is it possible that the school district is in too tight with the elected school board - so much so that the board won't make the extra cuts it needs to?

I went to Foothill's Fall Athletic night and for the team we were looking into and for most sports, NO buses to other school events - some sports have a $400+ check each parent must write out for their kid to play, and the coaches stipend is gone. Meanwhile the district cuts are too few and far between IMHO.

Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Of course they are planning another election. Makes you wonder where all the donations are from those thousands of people who voted yes on this G for greed measure. Guess those employees with their tenure and raises have not ponied up any money yet. Or ever.

Posted by Sandy, a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm

"The board" isn't planning anything. They haven't met since late June.

Why is Chris Grant talking about another parcel tax? I don't know. Ask him, he's very approachable!

Posted by Katie, a resident of Birdland
on Aug 12, 2009 at 5:27 pm

IF board members are considering a parcel tax......I would say they are TONE DEAF !!! The laid-off don't have their jobs back yet.
ADJUST ! Cut some vacation day pay...they are just getting

Posted by Kathleen, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Aug 12, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Kathleen is a registered user.

Sandy, Staff certainly can plan and are from what I've heard. And because I take so much flack for fact vs opinion, it isn't either; it's reliable hearsay at this point. They don't need Board approval until they are ready to place it on a ballot. I actually would be glad if they are making other changes so they can get the needed support.

Posted by Johnny, a resident of Country Fair
on Aug 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I sure hope they do not because if nothing else the recession has deepened and I do not believe it would have a chance of passing especially based on the scenanigans they have pulled since the last try and the cost of doing it is to much.

Posted by Parent, a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Welcome to life post no parcel tax. Get ready to write check after check- that $233 will seem like nothing compared to what we are going to be asked to contribute now.

Posted by It is about Obama, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2009 at 10:17 pm

This is all about Obama. He is not a legitimate president. It has been proven that he was born in Kenya. He was trained as a terrorist in Pakistan. He will not say the pledge of allegiance. He is a Marxist and he hates America.

This is not what made America great. We did not vote for change, and any tax is just an endorsement of Obama.

Posted by impeach Obama now!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm

We need to get impeachment proceedings going as soon as possible before more damage is done. If you hate Obama and everything he stands for as much as I do, you'll do the right thing and oppose all taxes.

Posted by Gone!, a resident of Old Towne
on Aug 12, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Impeach- Your posts about Obama are totally inappropriate and will be gone in the morning! IP address will be noted! This goes way beyond free speech and is unacceptable!

Posted by OK then Gone, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm

What is so good about your comments? Taxes are Obama's solution and that is not what made this country great. How is this different from any of Obama's taxes?

BTW -- It is a simple matter to change your IP address as seen at the web server.

Posted by lollipop, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Stupid is as stupid does

Posted by Gone, a resident of Old Towne
on Aug 12, 2009 at 11:07 pm

"BTW -- It is a simple matter to change your IP address as seen at the web server."

IP is logged at the time of your post, duh?

Do you really think your rant against the President is productive?

Posted by impeach, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2009 at 7:34 am

Yes. I think it is productive, or I wouldn't have typed it. Someone has to stand up to liberal bias in the media and tell the truth.

IP -- You can use remote browsers that pick from a random pool of IP addresses. The web server sees one of those remote addresses, not the address of the client computer.

Posted by PTA Mom, a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Aug 13, 2009 at 10:33 am

I have heard from several PTA leaders that the School Board is planning on putting a parcel tax measure on the ballot next spring. The only board member name they mentioned was Chris Grant so I don't know if it is just him talking, or if it is all the board members.
I don't think the community will approve the tax. Too many people have lost jobs or gotten pay cuts. They have had to cut all the extra stuff out of their lives and concentrate on the basics and believe the school district should do the same.

Posted by Exactly, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2009 at 12:32 pm

"I don't think the community will approve the tax."

We can't stand Obama, or any of his taxes. This is a way to overturn the disastrous 2008 presidential and congressional elections -- The Marxist attempt to steal the elections and steal our country. Voting no will be saying enough is enough.

Posted by Jim, a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 19, 2009 at 1:21 am

I have watched every board meeting and there has not been any talk of a parcel tax again. Why don't you ask Chris Grant if it was him that is talking up a parcel tax? He is probably talking to people about this to see if there is support if it is him talking about it. Chris Grant alone cannot call for the parcel tax - it takes 3 votes before any action can take place.

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