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Vote no on Measure E

Enough is enough!  The Davis public school bureaucrats, after having pushed through four tax increases — Measures Q, W, A and C, to transfer $520 annually from Davis families to themselves — are now at the trough again on E demanding more.

Measure E would charge Davis homeowners $204 annually plus $242 more if a state tax does not pass, plus an additional unknown amount per year depending on inflation, while senior citizens pay zero (because older people vote), apartment owners pay a mere $20, while the nearly 500 nonresident Davis public school students pay zero.
We all want quality education, but the top-heavy bureaucracy, after running bloated budgets for years, has recently made token budget adjustments for public relations only, and still pays four administrators collectively more than $500,000 per year.
Before we dig deeper to feed the insatiable, they need to earn it by streamlining, reducing administrative positions, reducing benefits packages to those typically available to private-sector employees, and prioritizing math, reading and science.
Lance Johnson
Davis

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  • Really...October 16, 2012 - 6:20 am

    Great letter. I'm voting no, it's time to send a message to the school board that they need to budget better and quit thinking all they have to do is just keep asking the people for more and more money.

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  • Wake upOctober 16, 2012 - 11:52 am

    Big Education demands and gets more and more money while delivering a worse product with poor results as time goes by. Make them accountable with a "no" vote on E.

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  • Bad ApproachOctober 16, 2012 - 1:46 pm

    Our school board wrote the language in Measure E so that you won't know what your actual tax will be until after the election because it all depends on whether or not Proposition 30 passes or fails. It's bad enough that Brown extorts votes by threatening school cuts, but now you have our own school board playing along to get everyone to raise taxes. Because of this I just can't support Measure E. We need to know what our taxes will be before we vote.

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