Who is financing the Parcel Tax Campaign?
Original post made by Jill on May 1, 2011
Caltronics Business Systems, Sacrament, $500
Hart Middle School PTA, $999
Alisal PTA, $2500
Mohr Elementary PTA, $1850
California Teachers Association Union, $1500
Window Homeowners Association, San Ramon, $1000
KeyAgent LLC Public Finance, El Segundo, $5000
Walnut Grove PTA, $999
Harvest Park PTA, $999
Hearst PTA, $5000
Kingsley Bogard Thompson LLP, Folsom, $2000
Fairlands PTA, $999
Lydikson PFC, $999
Association of Pleasanton Teachers PAC, Dublin, $650
The No campaign has not filed since their income/expense is less than $1,000 , the amount you have to reach before filing. I did contact somebody from that group to see if I could make a small contribution and they said thanks but they were not accepting donations but said if I wanted to make a contribution to donate directly to a classroom.
on May 1, 2011 at 10:16 am
This is great news, and thanks so much for posting this, Jill! I'm buoyed to know so many reputable and well-respected organizations have shown their support for the Measure E parcel tax, and I'm reinforced in the conviction that my Yes on Measure E vote was the correct way to go. An excellent education for our children doesn't stop at the Pleasanton border, but affects us all as citizens of these great United States. Thanks again for making me proud!
on May 1, 2011 at 10:40 am
Why would a homeowners association in San Ramon be making a contribution for Pleasanton Schools.
I see that we have lawyers who helped place our bonds are on this list, even though the Attorney General said what we were doing with our bond cashing out was illegal. I guess this was a payback for the district using their overpriced, questionable services.
I also thought that our donations to the PTA were to go directly to the schools. I did not realize they were using our donations on campaigning. So I guess we will have to cut back in our school budgets on what the PTA can help with since part of their money is no longer available to the schools. I am shocked at Hearst PTA giving $5,000. That could have done so much at the school. I wish they could have just asked people to make a donation to the campaign instead of spending the money that we gave them during school registration.
on May 1, 2011 at 10:46 am
I know my school raised the money themselves through bake sales to contribute to the campaign. There's no conspiracy- just support for a good cause- Thanks to all who put in so much time and effort to help our schools- it really does make a difference with all that has already been cut!