Measure I1 projects moving along in 2020 | Town Square | PleasantonWeekly.com |

Town Square

Post a New Topic

Measure I1 projects moving along in 2020

Original post made on Feb 10, 2020

A slew of construction projects and related services taking place soon when warmer weather arrives are up for approval, among other regular business items at the Tuesday night meeting of the Pleasanton school board.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, February 10, 2020, 11:43 AM

Comments (13)

17 people like this
Posted by Bryant Annenberg
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 10, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Does anyone else besides me think that $7.6 million is just a little excessive for a management fee?

Bry


20 people like this
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Feb 10, 2020 at 4:33 pm

“ A groundbreaking ceremony for the project is scheduled to be held this Friday (Feb. 14), starting 11 a.m. at Lydiksen Elementary . . .” Remember, Lydiksen does not provide needed new capacity. It also was never considered for remodeling rather than a tear down.

“The resolutions, **which do not impact election results or district funds,* declare the district’s support for Proposition 13, a proposed $15 billion bond measure for fixing the state’s public preschools, K-12 schools, community college and four-year academic institutions that PUSD said “will also provide funds for matching Pleasanton USD bond funds, allowing for addressing more facility needs.’” The first part of the sentence doesn’t agree with the last quote. If Prop 13 passes, the district stands to qualify for $44MM in reimbursements (assuming proper paperwork, etc.).

Bryant, I think $7.6MM was chosen because that is what is allowed (some percentage of the $270MM I1 bond).


14 people like this
Posted by Bryant Annenberg
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 10, 2020 at 5:09 pm

So why is PUSD borrowing money at 5% for Lydikden?

It’s on tomorrow agenda for approving the Rober A Bothman contract. It’s in the attached addendum.

So we voters approved a $270 million bond measure, and the district still goes out to borrow more money at 5%!!!!

Also, I don’t recall anywhere in the bond language on the ballot or in the resolution stating that a significant amount of $ would be spent for a management fee.

It was to build a new school and update classrooms for a 21st century learning experience.

Just 2 more reasons to vote NO on measure M

Bry


22 people like this
Posted by Kiko
a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 10, 2020 at 7:29 pm

Are there any bond measures or tax increases that PUSD does not endorse? No, I didn't think so.


19 people like this
Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 10, 2020 at 8:22 pm

This article is vailed attempt by the Weekly to influence voters, that there is activity from Measure I1.


22 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 11, 2020 at 7:00 am

Michael, you are 100% correct. the timing of this article is questionable. the main argument i hear against M is that they have not spent the money they got prior. so an article from weekly comes out "detailing" (actually still light on details) the spending of the last bond.

the ironic part is all it did for me was reinforce my no vote. they need better planning and estimates before I give them more money.


9 people like this
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Feb 11, 2020 at 7:49 am

To be fair to the Weekly, I believe this is regular coverage of upcoming meetings (board is tonight). They do this for the city council too. Doesn’t change my vote on M—no—Lydiksen was the wrong priority.


6 people like this
Posted by DDane
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 11, 2020 at 10:42 pm

Measure I1 specifically stated it will "Provide up-to-date science labs, science equipment and learning technology to prepare students for college and modern careers"

When is that going to happen? Yes, there are a few new high school classrooms being built but what about the ~2 dozen existing science rooms (at the high schools). Before the vote there was all this talk about how the science classrooms would be remodeled and updated. From what I can tell, the plan is to do ZERO work in the existing classrooms. Hardly meeting what was promised in the bond measure.


4 people like this
Posted by David
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Feb 12, 2020 at 7:49 pm

the focus seems to be no portables but no concern about lab equipment, supplies, etc. What’s wrong with manufactured buildings anyways if the are more cost efficient?


3 people like this
Posted by Fisher
a resident of Beratlis Place
on Feb 14, 2020 at 4:35 am

Also, I don’t recall anywhere in the bond language on the ballot or in the resolution stating that a significant amount of $ would be spent for a management fee.


4 people like this
Posted by Alyssa
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 14, 2020 at 4:36 am

“The resolutions, **which do not impact election results or district funds,* declare the district’s support for Proposition 13, a proposed $15 billion bond measure for fixing the state’s public preschools, K-12 schools, community college and four-year academic institutions that PUSD said “will also provide funds for matching Pleasanton USD bond funds, allowing for addressing more facility needs.’” The first part of the sentence doesn’t agree with the last quote. If Prop 13 passes, the district stands to qualify for $44MM in reimbursements (assuming proper paperwork, etc.).


Like this comment
Posted by no more taxes
a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 17, 2020 at 10:30 pm

Is there an active NO on M group/


2 people like this
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Feb 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

There is a grass roots effort - measurem.org There are downloadable signs and a links section with the district webinar and district documents that prove much of what has been said by me and others who need to remain anonymous because they are parents. We have reached quite a number of voters. Of course, we won’t know how this ends until March 3rd or 4th.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


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

Get fact-based reporting on the COVID-19 crisis sent to your inbox daily.

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,501 views

An optimistic view for East Bay economic recovery
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 842 views