Original post made on Apr 3, 2009
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM
on Apr 3, 2009 at 7:35 am
Stacey is a registered user.
The contrast between the two jurisdictions is stark. One was fiscally responsible, implemented, and stuck with important conservative budgeting and planning practices. The other was not. Perhaps the District should take note of City practices, which yet again won an award for the City, instead of asking for more money to cover their poor planning.
"Casey said this week that state officials are planning to divert those funds to Sacramento for state budget relief."
I guess Casey didn't mention that the State has already been warned not to do this.
P.S. Again there is no disclosure of Jeb's personal connection with the District.
on Apr 3, 2009 at 7:48 am
The city had at one time recently for an extended period at least 2 or 3 planning directors on the payroll at the same time. I'm not sure having taxpayers pay nearly a $200,000 salary three times for the identical position is exactly conservative fiscal management. And with that, they still can't find planning entitlement documents in their department.
on Apr 3, 2009 at 8:12 am
Perhaps one of the reasons why the City Of Pleasanton is facing the same problems PUSD is facing is because Nelson Fiala doesn't receive a $1000 per month car allowance. His is less than half that. Like Dr. Casey, Mr. Fiala lives in Pleasanton.
Other posters have noted Jeb Bing's connection to PUSD - a connection which gives him a personal reason for supporting PUSD...his wife is a PUSD employee.
Mr. Bing has chosen to not disclose this disconnection; his articles reflect his lack of objectivity by omitting facts (e.g. the Governor has stated that education funds will NOT be diverted from school districts for state budget relief)
This kind of reporting isn't reporting, it's propaganda.