Save Pleasanton Schools posted a video of a KPIX news clip at the top of their home page. And on Sunday e-mailed a link to that clip to all of their supporters.
This news clip made several claims about the Pleasanton real estate market. The reporter, Robert Lyles, spoke with a real estate agent, Farida Chapman of Keller Williams, and with a home buyer. The claims made about the real estate market being a 'hotbed of activity' with bids 20% over the asking price, have no basis in fact. The reporter then made the claim that this 'hotbed of activity' is due to high quality schools, and that schools in the South Bay are declining in quality prompting buyers to come to Pleasanton.
Are there any real estate firms or agents (including supporters of Measure G) who will vouch for the claims made in this news video?
If not, then why is Save Pleasanton Schools campaigning with fiction? What other dubious claims are being made by the Parcel Tax supporters to get Measure G passed?
After first playing the emotional card, then attacking No on G supporters, and now with PUSD receiving $6.7M in state/federal funds with more on the way, is resorting to fiction all that is left in the campaign strategy with three weeks to go?
Please, Save Pleasanton Schools, tell us again why we need to have this tax today? There is now a whole year for PUSD to negotiate new contracts, constrain expenses, develop new alternatives, have a *real* Budget (emphasis on the word 'budget') Advisory Committee, pull back from the emotional hype and develop a long-term sustainable plan.