Yes on E - Simple Economics - What's the ROI on a $392 investment?
Original post made by Paul, Del Prado, on Apr 21, 2011
Home values are based in part on the value buyers place on the community - whether the community that they're buying into serves to be beneficial or detrimental to their investment. I believe that if Measure E passes, the Pleasanton community will be seen by potential home buyers as an even better place to live, and in which to invest. A community which invests in its schools is simply a good place in which to live.
Let's put some numbers around this. The parcel tax is $98 per year for four years, for a total investment of $392. Do I think that the value of my home will increase by at least that amount - $392 - on top of whatever other increase will occur over those four years? I do. In fact, I believe that my $392 will show a greater return on investment.
Accordingly, I have voted Yes on E and encourage all of you in the community to do the same.
There are other benefits to Measure E that are being debated elsewhere. In my opinion they alone are well worth the $392 investment, and would be worth my Yes vote.