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Foothill-De Anza board approves duo of tax measures for March 2020 ballot

Original post made on Nov 27, 2019

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District's board of trustees approved two tax measures Monday that could alleviate budget woes and upgrade facilities at both college campuses -- and may even include student and staff housing.

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Posted by Waldo
a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 27, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Waldo is a registered user.

Foothill-DeAnza well deserves our support.


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Posted by Why 8?
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 27, 2019 at 7:19 pm

Why 8? is a registered user.

$898 million - $48 per parcel. Because they can (ask). But also: why the number 8? There is a real explanation. Any guesses?


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Posted by s randall
a resident of another community
on Dec 1, 2019 at 4:18 pm

There is no exemption for seniors and disabled.


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Posted by Why 8?
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Dec 2, 2019 at 4:47 pm

A billion dollars more for two community colleges (employees and contractors) paid for by property owners - mostly the owners already paying the highest assessments. Does anyone know how much community college employees get paid? See TRANSPARENT CALIFORNIA.


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Posted by $425,000/year
a resident of Bailey Park
on Dec 2, 2019 at 6:20 pm

The top administrator received $425,000 per year (compensation package) last year. One assumes she has at least an AA degree!


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Posted by Information
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 4, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Suggest you take a look at this website for enrollment analysis:
Web Link


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Posted by Bill
a resident of another community
on Dec 5, 2019 at 2:59 pm

Vote NO. Over the last several elections, voters in Santa Clara County have passed multiple tax and fee increases including gas taxes, two bridge toll increases, three VTA sales taxes, Santa Clara County’s Measure A 1/8 cent sales tax, the state prop 30 ¼ cent sales tax and the 2010 Measure B Vehicle Registration Fee of $10. Additionally, we’re on the hook to pay back numerous state bond issues including high speed rail, the Proposition 1 water bond and the infrastructure bonds of 2006.

All this nickel and diming has contributed into making the Bay Area a horribly expensive place to live; especially for people of modest means, who must pay the greatest percentage of their income in these regressive taxes and fees. Each increase by itself does not amount to much, say a quarter cent, but the cumulative effect is to add to the unaffordability of the region.


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Posted by Read My Lips
a resident of another community
on Dec 6, 2019 at 2:01 pm

No new taxes! We are already overtaxed by Federal, State, and Location taxing authorities.


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Posted by Colin Moulding
a resident of another community
on Jan 3, 2020 at 4:18 pm

These colleges offer the best ROI of any colleges in the state. They put three dollars back into the economy for every dollar of funding. With UCs and CSUs getting increasingly expensive (and almost impossible to get into), we have to support our community colleges.


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Posted by Why 8?
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jan 3, 2020 at 7:03 pm

Why 8? is a registered user.

Community colleges are a good idea. But local governments including school and college districts too often stuff their own pockets and waste money and borrow money selling bonds even if interest rates soar. So, as to this $898 million bond measure: FORGET IT.


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