Measure J - too close to call - even though it has a 55.2 majority? I thought you only needed the 55%. So there is still hope this measure will fail......HOPE.....HOPE. I am already paying $99 a year for Sonora Elementary bonds passed in the last year and now I am very close to having to pay another tax assessment. I hope there are no more schools in Sonora so that another bond can be pushed through. As I have said before, the people that voted for this bond are mostly renters where their bottom line is not affected. No, they will not get higher rents (as previously argued) as most live in low-cost housing where rent is based on your income.
Afternoon Sonora El purchased iPads for all their kids 4 th and above, I would be leary about voting in another bond.
well its too bad that you have a lot of people that don't even own anything being able to vote-in taxes for anyone who does own something. How is this equitable? After all don't the schools get money now from Proposition 30? Eventually the county will have your house when you are unable to pay all of the fees and taxes placed on it. I read in the paper that school entrollment in the county has been steadily dropping over the years. I think its way past the time to unify the schools and get rid of any duplicate employees that you don't need. Now there is the way to save money to use on other things. Only government agencies keep people on the payroll when they serve no useful purpose, private industry fires you and doen't look back.
just sent in mine with a big NO for the s.h.s. bond. until the supers make less I vote
Heck hath no fury like a superintendent scorned. Watch your backs vocal opponents of H. With Measure J McCoy had the sense to release a list of projects. Keiter refused to do so until his measure passed - showing his utter disrespect for the Tuolumne constituents.
We live in the Columbia college district..We get taxed and have no children. I'm ok with that.A a lot of money spent but the grades for the students have not improved...It's all a Davis/Bacon gig for seperation of your money....Fine with me..Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln did just fine with a little home teaching.
Two of those absentee ballots belong to us and they were NO votes so hopefully the gap will close and it will go down in flames...
WOW good points everyone.. I voted NO as I can't afford anymore. What the heck are these people thinking? Oh yes they are not! If passed will they show where all the money goes and the money coming in to show it is going for what it is? NO! With more people moving out and schools loosing students I agree something needs to be done. Many of us don't have it to give. I was shocked considering the poll that was taken on my mother lode and showed 66% was against. We are being taxed and taxed and taxed on top of all the utilities going up. Again something has to give here!
I suspect if you all have pets you pay more for your pet supplies and food than they are asking for the schools. If we do not pay, and the states pulls more funds....where does the money come from...
This town and many people in it have it's head in the sand...$99 a year, wow, what a burden for educating our children, the future of us all.
Hope y'all don't have kids at Sonora. I'd be upset if I were your child and knew how you felt about my education.
There are 2 high schools in this county and it always seems Sonora High always has higher bonds then Summerville. Sonora High always seems to get what they want and Summerville always gets left behind. People need to remember that Summerville is here also.Everyone seems to bend over backwards for Sonora High.
Where does all the money go that we pay for the schools? I'm sick and tired of this. I've had to adjust my budget. Why can't government? I guess you can tell I voted no. I always do!
Maybe the school district could send some money to TWIN RIVERS school district (Grant) to help pay off the Law suit that McCoy cost that district, that was never reported, He's no angel..
First, Maddog...Summerville passed a bond a few years back and was trying to extend their current bond, this was Sonora highs first attempt at a bond just to set the record straight. I believe the bond that Sonora high is currently waiting to have confirmed as passed will cost homeowners like myself approx $22 a year. I think that is a small price to pay to upgrade the facilies at Sonora so our students have a place to attend school that they can function in and be proud of. Some of the people that are complaining might want to not buy beer and cigarettes for a week to make up the $22 cost.
Sonora 123--- pbl will now have to pay at least twice the $99 ($198) if this bond goes through, on top of whatever he is already paying for taxes. This doesn't take into consideration that you will pay even more depending upon how your property is assessed. That is why they can always bamboozle you on taxes. By using your argument it is OK to raise property taxes since it is for the children and hey it's only $99 more. But they always want more, more, and more. Don't dare ask what it is for, just be satisfied with their explanation. I would like to see an actual budget for the expenditures they say they are using it for. No budget, no tax--it is that simple.
Very well put dougl.... might these people realize that many of us CAN'T afford more. Wake up! Everything is going up and this county wants more and more for taxes ect on top of the other stuff but our checks are going down with no pay raises. I am tap out! I can't even afford to put a new roof on my house. Is there help for me? NO! So I agree with dougl and the others.It isn't that we don't want to help, but WE can't. We can't afford anymore.. We have our own properties, and families to care for and that is getting harder and harder to keep up if at all. Again Wake up to the ones who feel the people in this county can afford all this. If you can then YOU pay it. half at it I say. Have a great day!
People that argue for Bond Passage allways say. "Oh The Poor Children" If it was all about the children I'm sure 90% of those who could afford it would be willing to kick in $100 a year. The problem is its not about the children. Its about government waste. It starts at the local level and goes all the way to Washington. I agree with the majority on here. Its time to look at consolidation. Just the salaries of the superintendants that wouldn't be needed would be more than this Bond. Duplication of services is a big part of Government waste and spending.
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