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How is measure G being communicated to property owners

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows, on Apr 27, 2009

How is measure G being communicated to property owners that are not residents of Pleasanton? Is this an instance of taxation without representation - as they may not be registered to vote in this special election because their primary residence may be elsewhere, yet they will be directly affected by the outcome?

Thank you.

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Posted by Facts Please
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Absentee landlords/landowners...interesting question. I wonder how many there really are.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 28, 2009 at 6:20 pm

What difference would that make.

If they don't live here.. they don't vote here!


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 28, 2009 at 10:50 pm

unclehomerr - If there are landlords that do not live in Pleasanton but have investment property(ies) here then they are going to be subject to whatever the community decides, but will have no say in the outcome. It seems like a classic example of taxation without representation.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 28, 2009 at 11:28 pm

leaving the area, where they had a say in the outcome, was a choice they made. The original question was 'How are they being notified"? My response was that it doesn't matter.. they aren't being notified because they can't do anything about it.

As far as 'taxation without representation'.. I've got representation and I'm still being taxed to the bone! Fat lot of good 'representation' does for me.


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Posted by Amy
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 29, 2009 at 3:25 pm

No - this IS NOT taxation without representation. You have representation where ever you currently live. If your current community had regional elections, you would have a chance to vote on those issues. You can also check out the congressional web sites to find out who your elected officials are that represent you in the State and Federal level.

If you have property here in Pleasanton, AND G passes, you will get notification to pay just as you do for your Alameda county property taxes. So, you are already use to paying for taxes in a location that is not your primary residence.

Consider it a good investment: Appropriate student to teacher ratios = better schools = better value on that Pleasanton property

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 29, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

1) You own property in Pleasanton.
2) You live in Pleasanton so you vote in Pleasanton elections.
3) PUSD school board is your representation.

1) You own property in Pleasanton.
2) Your primary residence is in San Ramon so you vote in San Ramon elections.
3) You did not have a say in who got elected to PUSD school board. You DO NOT have representation.

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