Jan 19 Budget Q & A
Original post made by Direct Answers, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jan 27, 2010
Someone asked (question 46) who was on the Revenue Enhancement Committee and got an answer that was not direct. If PUSD was asked who was on the School Board, the response would be the five names of the school board members.
But when asked who is on the Revenue Enhancement Committee, the response was a roundabout explanation of how members were selected, not a direct answer to a direct question.
Is there a reason why PUSD doesn't want to provide names? Could it be that those who were selected to be on the Revenue Enhancement Committee are all individuals known for campaigning for Measure G and have continued to beat the parcel tax drum? If that is the case, how much effort can we expect from the members to investigate other revenue streams?
When PUSD does what it seems to do best - avoid directly answering questions, or providing only the most minimal of answers (e.g. when asked for the cost of sports programs, PUSD stated it pays for the cost of lighting fields, field maintenance and refurbishment of shoulder pads and helmets which begs the question - How much is that? Or again, what is the actual costs PUSD incurs each year for team sports?), PUSD continues to demonstrate that they have a very different idea of what constitutes transparency.
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