Posted by resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 3, 2011 at 9:14 am
There is a special ballot box for all yes votes on new taxes. Itís the round one in the plaza right outside of Tullyís. You might have to push a few old cups down the hole first to make sure there is enough room. ;-)
Posted by Joe, a resident of the Ruby Hill neighborhood, on May 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm
Why? It's called being a contributing member to the greater good, which includes ensuring that the next generation receives a quality education, a primary reason why people want to live in Pleasanton, and contributes to the quality of life we have in this community.
Posted by Alan P, a resident of the Ruby Hill neighborhood, on May 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm
I guess I am disappointed in the community more than anything. Come on. If Fremont could pass the parcel tax, we could, too, right?
Maybe not. There is plenty of blame to go around. While I like and respect Parvin a lot, she should have slowed down the school board and cabinet before proceeding with this parcel tax. Come on. Not even a year in and she pushes the parcel tax without getting a feel for the community. A pretty lousy decision. I value everything else she has done, but pushing this so early in her tenure with the district was a bad move.
I should also shoulder some of the blame. I did not go out to talk with people about the tax and explain how it would have helped the schools.