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Say no to Measure SA

Posted: October 16, 2008 8:48 p.m.
Updated: December 18, 2008 5:00 a.m.
 
Voting “no” on Measure SA is the sensible thing to do.

It is also important to make one thing clear: Not all opposition leaders have suspended the campaign against Measure SA.

We will continue to be active and follow our convictions and believe that this is not the right time for Measure SA.

It is also true that some, for political or personal reasons, have dropped their opposition, and that is OK with us.

Regardless of what you might hear, the issuances of publicly funded bonds are “regulated” by Proposition 39 and the California Constitution and can’t be modified by any local public authorities or officials.

I have been told by a board member that the board has not offered any such “deal” to any group at this time.

In The Signal editorial regarding the $300 million Hart District school bond, The Signal’s editorial board asked us to consider two questions. I would like to add one more.

Why should a “deal” to build a Castaic high school be made when we are presently experiencing a decline in student enrollment? Not to mention the fact that such project could end up using 50 percent of the funds sought with measure SA.

This year your property tax bill shows school districts taxes of $245, and up to $1,045 or more for those with a Mello-Roos Community Facilities District.

Measure V bonds payments will run into 2030, and Measure SA payments, if approved, will end on about the year 2041.

For some of you who also pay additional Mello-Roose taxes, the end will never come.
Vote “no” on Measure SA.

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