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Have all the info possible before voting

Original post made by Get the whole picture, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on May 7, 2009

It's important for informed voters to have all the information possible before casting a vote.
Please visit Web Link
for information not available from other sources

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Posted by Sandy
a resident of Mohr Park
on May 7, 2009 at 9:22 am

Sandy is a registered user.

I think it would be fair to list all three of the web resources available to voters.

The anti-G website is provided above.

The pro-G website is at this Web Link

The district website with information about school budgets is at this Web Link

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Posted by frank
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on May 7, 2009 at 10:18 pm

The pro-G and the district web site represents the interests who RECEIVE THE MONEY.

The anti-G website represents us poor suckers who will have to pay THE MONEY.

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Posted by Sandy
a resident of Mohr Park
on May 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

The district is required by law to remain neutral on the issue of the parcel tax. The information they provide is just that -- information.

And there are taxpayers on both sides of this issue. I pay taxes here, and I contributed to the pro-G campaign. I will not receive any money if the tax passes -- I'll pay the $233 annually for 4 years, just like every other homeowner.

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Posted by Mary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 8, 2009 at 9:47 am

The information provided by PUSD has been questioned because it's incomplete. Despite being the BUDGET advisory committee, the BAC members didn't get to review the entire PUSD budget and make suggestions - they were given a list of PUSD proposed budget cuts and asked to prioritize them. What a waste of their time and expertise.
Notice that the PUSD website Budget FAQ on solar panels has been updated to include missing information....but only AFTER PUSD was asked several times to provide all the information.
Real cuts to car allowances and cell phone expenses - again AFTER PUSD was asked to look at these.
This kind of behavior makes it difficult to trust any information put out by PUSD.
What PUSD should do is allow community members to post unedited questions onto a PUSD blog for PUSD to answer.

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Posted by John Adams
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on May 9, 2009 at 9:55 am

Come on Sandy. The district is required to remain neutral?

First and foremost, the district has spent our taxpayer dollars on an expensive consultant to advise them on how to pass the tax.

Second, there have been numerous violations of FPPC rules forbidding the use of government resources to campaign.

PUSD has a poor record of transparency when it comes to public information. ALL their information should be easily accessible (electronically) and easily understandable, but it is neither. Their website is full of cherry-picked documents and broken links.

The NO website Web Link encourages voters to think for themselves, and provides more information than the district and SPS combined, including links to information sources. They don't just make an emotional argument and ask you to accept it blindly.

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