Let's make the assumption that Measure G does not pass in next week's election. However, due to one-time federal funds, and additional district budget cuts, CSR and a few other programs are retained for next year.
In the coming year, the district will be forced to make additional cuts, freeze salaries at the district office, and possibly renegotiate with the certified and classified unions leaving reserves still at an all time low. Budget for 2009-2010 is created and adopted.
Fast forward a year from now. The national economy is only just coming up from the bottom, but unemployment is still high and the State budget mess continues. With nothing left to trim from the budget, PUSD once again goes to the electorate for a parcel tax.
I am wondering since the parcel tax failed in 2009, what will lead it to pass in 2010? The support of Kay Ayala and Steve Brozosky? The support of the people on this forum? The resignation of the Board and Dr. Casey?
If the parcel tax fails in 2009, then what could lead to it's passage in 2010?