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Editorial piece 3/26
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on Mar 27, 2010
I was so impressed with the editors of the Voice taking on the issue of Prop 13! Many thanks for addressing this topic and the pain it is causing to schools and city governments (although MV hasn't been hurt it seems). That the schools are disproportionately punished is due to lawsuits following Prop 13 which caused the funds to be distributed "equitably" throughout the state regardless of how much is paid in by individual communities.
In ANY case, I believe the next step should be for the MVWhisman school district, or some interested parties, to undertake a similar study on Castro street or a nearby business park and figure out how many businesses in MV are not pulling their weight relative to homeowners so a similar case can be made and strengthen the argument.