Town Square

Post a New Topic

Pleasanton's Measure G one of 4 school measures on Bay Area ballots today

Original post made on Jun 2, 2009

Four measures that would provide money to local school districts will appear on Bay Area ballots in a special election today, including the $233-a-year Measure G parcel tax in Pleasanton.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 5:38 AM

Comments (3)

Like this comment
Posted by Davis
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:26 am

Regardless of what happens today, we are going to have to get government employee costs, including salary, health benefits, legacy benefits, and pension plans under control. Through union negations with administrators that adhere to a “me too” policy, the public sector has far outpaced the private sector for lifetime compensation when all factors are considered. Soon reform will be a matter of necessity, not choice.

Like this comment
Posted by Jacqulyn M.
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:02 am

In the spirit of what embodies this town of Pleasanton that I love dearly, I hope that we can come together regardless of the outcome of this very polarizing & bitter issue to work & make our schools & especially their unions & administration a more efficient, responsive & effective governing entity.

If I'll be paying an additional $233 a year I want to know for sure that this money is going to it's most vital recipients & not to some nameless, faceless administrator.

Like this comment
Posted by finally
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Finally we can stop bashing each other; we can stop bashing the teachers who spend countless hours with our children and do an incredible job; we can stop reading too many blog entries from both sides that have selective information; we can become a civilized community again that I call home.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

GE's re-organization reaches San Ramon digital headquarters
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 1,989 views

Sound and Fury over Vile and Slur-ry
By Tom Cushing | 77 comments | 1,196 views

New state housing requirements could affect Pleasanton
By Jeb Bing | 5 comments | 483 views