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Measure F Gets a "F"

Original post made by Bill, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on Oct 25, 2010

Measure F is a $10 fee, if passed, that will be attached to every registered vehicle in Alameda County. The fee's intent is to pay for various transportation "needs" in the county.

The state and local governments of California are in serious trouble for two reasons, spending money they do not have (bonds)and funding employee wages/pensions that have grown exponentially.

Reading the context of Measure F, you realize that the measure will not raise sufficent funds without the county using the fees collected to buy bonds to pay for these expensive transportation "needs".

Additionally, 5% of the fees collected, or $550,000 is to be alloted for "administrative costs". Between the lines this means that the county will hire some expensive administrators that will be on the public dole for the rest of their life, because the only way to resend this measure is for the voters to vote to discontinue it. In the meantime how much money will the county be on the hook for in order to repay the bonds that were taken out?

The group in charge of this measure is the Alameda County Transportation Commission. These are the same people that brought you the 195 million dollar Express Lane that nobody uses and the 500 million dollar BART extension to Oakland Airport that everyone questions "why"? A "Toll Road News" reporter calls this group "a bewildering array of differently named joint powers and local agencies."

Vote NO on this tax that is disguised as a fee.

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Posted by TOO's NO
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm

thank you Bill for explaining it so well. Their justification is the usual public employee / official rationalization. Pick the "roads"...something taxpayers will SEE. Of course, had they not squandered Billions on waste and UNjustified promosed public union EXCESSES, they WOULDN"T need to ask for more for roads ! !
Like the state 'talking' about the starving children...and WHY isn't there enough....because of all the stupid worthless junk they already blew their too generous pot of $$. Sadly, there are some stupid people who by the lies, and the childish rationalization. The clowns DID HAVE the $$ it's just that they made BAD CHOICES.. too bad ! ! !

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