Redevelopment districts in limbo Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jan 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm
Although there is no certainty that Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to wipe out redevelopment agencies in the state will happen anytime soon, this is a good time for the city to seriously consider what it would be like if all property tax monies coming to its two districts were shared more equitably between the city, local schools and other special districts.
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Posted by Sam Player, a resident of the Gemello neighborhood, on Jan 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm
Come to the City Council meeting on February 8th at 6:30 and show your support for changing the way these property taxes are distributed. This RDA was a great idea 42 years ago, but times change and the schools need these property taxes a lot more than the Shoreline RDA needs its current cash surplus that totals tens of millions of dollars. Visit Web Link to learn more and see how you can help.
Posted by Steven Nelson, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Feb 3, 2011 at 1:09 am
The study session is now 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Please, if you support closing down Shoreline and/or at least assuring our elementary district its full $5.9 million in property taxes from that area - show up. Even just come to City Hall at five for a half hour!
Google profits are now over $5,400,000,000. There is really no moral justification for keep sing this company's property taxes from the schools. And certainly not from the elementary district.