Some want us to believe that we can have confidence voting for measure G. That $15 million of the $18 million of our taxes collected may not go directly to raises. That step and column might be renegotiated after this tax is passed.
Superintendent Casey has not demonstrated a sincere will to reduce expenses from the start. The token concessions have only resulted from pressure from measure G opposition.
I do believe step and column must be renegotiated to zero (with no retroactive payment at the end) until the economy strengthens. There must be serious cuts to the glut that remains at the district. Pro-tax proponents have credited the district with making serious cuts to the PUSD budget but in truth they used the reserve to cover state cuts. All reforms should have been done before coming to the community; it is foolish to ask us to trust that it will happen after the tax is passed.
Measure G is flawed and deceptive. Without specific ballot language that would absolutely prohibit all raises during the term of the tax student programs will be sacrificed to pay raises.
No on measure G