I have enjoyed reading stories from the Snavely Magical Promise Tour. Every article contains the same key words, “possibilities”, “could be” or “might be” when used to describe how Measure J proceeds could be used. Has one article ever used the words “will be”? Not when you make bogus promises to garner votes.
Remember the promises of athletic stadiums and sports complexes? Coaches in the district got a belly laugh out of those shallow statements.
It is interesting that the second largest school district in the county is begging for more tax dollars to fix things like faulty air conditioners and leaky roofs. What, no maintenance budget PUSD? I don’t hear other school districts having the same basic maintenance issues. I guess when you are saddled with huge legacy costs like past and present trustee health benefits and massive administrative expenses, maintenance gets cut along with athletics and other student services.
I have gladly agreed to an open and honest debate concerning Measure J with Snavely or the trustees in a public forum but they all have refused. Clearly, the devil is in the details of how the money will be used and what the true cost to taxpayers will be.
The district continues to say Measure J is for the kids. However, history clearly shows that students and teachers take a back seat (way in the back of the bus) to trustee and administrators’ needs. Lest we forget that our kids and grand kids will be the very families that will be stuck paying back this massive new debt for generations to come.
I always find it humorous when individuals who live off of tax dollars say now is a good time to raise taxes. So, you and your cronies can continue the personal attacks. That does not change the fact that Measure J is just another money grab by a top-heavy wasteful public entity hiding behind a phony support of students. Live within your existing budget like every honest taxpaying citizen is required to do.
Demand fundamental change and vote no to Measure J.
John S. Hardin