A taxing situation
Original post made on Feb 22, 2009
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on Feb 22, 2009 at 3:47 pm
Although hard on families, I believe that we need to do whatever is needed to ensure Pleasanton continues to provide unparalleled quality of education.
With so many cities in the bay area suffering under similar or worse conditions and the real estate market down, this will be a breakaway opportunity for Pleasanton.
IF we as a community can band together for the next few years, we can make pleasanton *THE family friendly* city of the bay area. This is one city that will do right by the families and come together to ensure that children and education is the top priority.
If we can pull this off, I'm convinced we will recover our $200/year as soon as the economy recovers. The foundation quality education will provide our children will be repayment enough. Add to that the appreciation in house prices after economic recovery when families would want to rush in and call Pleasanton their home - because of Pleasanton's commitment to families and education.
Unprecedented circumstances demand unprecedented resolve. Pleasanton can do this and come out of this phase as a stronger community.
on Feb 22, 2009 at 6:27 pm
This thread is redundant. There are 91 posts on the original one.
For many years parents go through the lower grades with blissful ignorance. We believe the poor school district mantra. We pay, and pay, and pay, then we begin to understand that they just need us to pay for our kids supplies so they can suck all of our tax money into their pockets. I began to realize I was paying for my kids glue-stick so the superintendent could go out to lunch on the district expense account. When the principal suggested we should bring the toilet paper it was clear their goal was to get parents to cover all operational costs.
I reached my limit. No Parcel Tax!
on Feb 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm
You da man or woman. Every year we pay for our kids supplies then another check for other costs. I remember when I was in elementary school during the Carter years. You think times are tough now you should have seen it then. Oh wait, they're just around the corner but it will be called the Failed Obama Presidency. Elections have consequences.