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Taxpayer group threatens to sue water district

Original post made on Sep 4, 2012

The Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association is threatening to sue the Santa Clara Valley Water District for violating the Brown Act -- a charge that a representative from the public utility said was politically motivated and twists the facts.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 4:44 PM

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Posted by Jan
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Sep 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm

"Correction: The print version of this story stated that the proposed tax extension would last an additional 13 years. Actually, the proposal would extend the current tax by 16 years."

Now it's only 15 years. It originally had an end date after 16 years but they say that was a clerical error just like the extra two words.

Trust us. We can't manage a ballot measure properly but give us money anyway.

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Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 5, 2012 at 11:07 am

Here we go again.. Our Government asking for a exception to the rules all in the name of "good faith".

How about you allow me to ignore some rules, in good faith that is?

Sorry, but the first group of people who should be following the rules is the government. The rules are too complicated? Then change them.. otherwise pay up when you break them.

Whether it's 13 years, or 15years, or 16 years.. that tax will never actually go away. There's nothing more permanent than a temporary tax increase.


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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Whisman Station
on Sep 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm

To the chairwarmers who missed a dead ( and I mean REALLY DEAD ) line

Bzzt. Sorry, no do overs. Better luck next time.

Remember the days when we tarred & feathered AND rode out of town on a splintery fence rail these types of poliTICKal people?

Yeah, Don't we remember that these people served in the public interest and not the way we get these days...


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