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Parcel tax present: $166,000

Original post made on Mar 14, 2008

Mountain View Whisman school officials searching for ways to compensate for expected cuts in state funding will get some relief from their own parcel tax, which is showing a surplus of $166,000 in unspent funds this year.

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Posted by Enough!
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 14, 2008 at 9:44 pm

The federal government sends you a rebate just in time for the schools to take it away from you.

Now is not the time for increasing taxes. Everyone needs to tighten their budget. What lessons are we teaching our children?


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Posted by Observer
a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 15, 2008 at 6:32 pm

That's easy: don't manage your money and don't save for a rainy day. A district that can't keep track of $166,000?


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Posted by Clyde
a resident of Waverly Park
on Mar 16, 2008 at 5:53 pm

VOTE NO ON HIGHER TAXES! ITS EASY TO SPEND OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY.


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Posted by Save our Schools!
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 18, 2008 at 5:12 am

Good schools benefit not only our children, but our society as well. Please vote yes on the Parcel Tax.
Thank you!


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Posted by SAVE OUR INCOMES
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 19, 2008 at 8:57 pm

WE'RE IN A RECESSION, IF NOT THE BEGINNING OF A DEPRESSION! GET REAL PEOPLE, THINGS ARE GOING TO GET A LOT WORSE EVEN AT GOOGLE!


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Posted by LASD Blows It
a resident of another community
on Mar 21, 2008 at 10:51 am

Isn't it amazing that LASD board would vote to open up another school with this financial crisis looming? Isn't it absurd that the well educated, business saavy board members approved of the re-opening in spite of what they knew was coming? Even when they won't have enough students to fully utilize the newly opened school.

With record gas prices, the school board voted to move the lowest income people in LASD the farthest, essentially doubling their commute and making it impossible for them to even bike to school now. So it looks like LASD is going to hit us up with a new parcel tax and LAEF is going to hit us up even harder. Unfortunately for LAEF, we will be spending an additional $200-300/year driving our kids back and forth to their new school and will be reducing our contributions to LAEF by at least that much next year. We will also be petitioning the Santa Clara County Assessor to reduce our property valuation based on us no longer having a neighborhood school.


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Posted by Alan
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 21, 2008 at 10:56 am

Not a good time to raise taxes. The city already takes too much in taxes.