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Letter: Senior citizens support Measure G

Original post made on May 30, 2009

Dear Editor,

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 29, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by parent
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on May 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I am glad to hear that you intend on paying the tax that you support. It is completely wrong for somebody to vote in a tax that others will pay and take the exemption. If you cannot afford it, it is not right to pass it along to somebody else who may not be able to afford it. Every property owner is already paying an average of $866 per year on a school tax for facilities; which is a way of supporting the schools for the future generations.

If you vote for the tax and intend on taking the exemption, shame on you. That is hypocritical. Vote for the tax only if you plan to pay the tax yourself. If the need is not enough for you to make a sacrifice in paying for it, don't pass the obligation along to another family that might be starting out and trying to make ends meet.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on May 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm

"THIS" senior citizen is voting NO! On the road to achieving seniority [lol], I've seen too many instances of governmental units threatening the taxpayer unless we cheerfully grant them more money and/or taxing authority. They come to us asking for money for one thing and wind up spending it on another! I've had enough!

Gotta warn you kids.. wake up or you'll be broke and fighting issues like this when you're old!

Anybody spare a quarter for my rocking chair??


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Posted by Be accurate and truthful
a resident of Birdland
on May 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm

In his letter, Mr Clatworthy stated:
Small class sizes for kindergarten through third grade are essential for a strong start to a child's education. Reduced size classes for ninth grade math and the other programs specified in Measure G are also very important and need to be retained.

Mr. Clatworthy - please do not believe what people are telling you, but believe what you see and read with your own eyes. The ballot does not guarantee small classes for K-3 classed, or reduced class sizes for ninth grade. Those who promote G want voters to believe that CSR and other programs are guaranteed if they vote for this tax.

They are not guaranteed, although I know those people coming to your door are telling you and other voters differently.

If you want to be sure your grandkids get the education they deserve, ask the school district to propose a parcel tax that insures the programs your family and others want are specifically guaranteed.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 30, 2009 at 8:14 pm


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