Why would I, a Republican, support Measure G? It is a new tax. Smaller government and no new taxes are the Republican mantra, so why do I support Measure G, and why now? Well, first because Measure G is a good tax. It is a local tax. It can only be used by the schools in Pleasanton and not re-directed for other purposes. Further, Measure G will:
Keep class sizes small in the critical early years and in ninth grade English and math classes.
Provide effective reading and math support programs.
Ensure our libraries continue to support student achievement.
Keep counselors in our schools to support students.
Maintain the effective technology instruction our students need to compete in a global economy.
Retain our highly valued elementary music programs.
Keep our schools clean and safe.
An educated electorate is critical to a functioning Republic like the USA. Measure G provides the funds to sustain our excellent Pleasanton schools. It lets us stand up to Sacramento and Washington and say that it stops with our kids. We won't let their irresponsible behavior wreck our schools and deny our children the quality education they deserve. It is for the kids. It is for our community. It is for our future.
YES ON G!