Why are the Measure A and B Signs Lying?

This isn't meant as a commentary for or against the tax measures, but more a comment. I see hundreds of the signs all over Lafayette and it does bother me that they are not telling the truth. Measure B includes an automatic and permanent cost of living adjustment, so the measure B tax will be increasing each and every year in perpetuity. What I don't understand is why all of the signs say that 'tax rates will not increase' which as a point of fact is not the truth. Do they not consider the cola an increase in the tax rate for some technical reason? I doubt any home owner would see it the same way when they saw their tax bill rising. I just wish the advertisements in favor of the measures (which I'm sure will pass) were honest in their description of the taxes. We all make better decisions when fully informed imo...
April Lopez Raffel May 08, 2014 at 06:26 PM
Please excuse my typo. I am not perfect:). Just know I didn't come from a privileged area. Armona, CA mean income is $30k. That is not a privileged area.
mlm2013 May 08, 2014 at 10:50 PM
It's the way AUHSD always tell the same old story about how the children will suffer - they are not going suffer - they will still get an excellent education. But it always seems this money is going to benefit only the students who will go on to college - a lot of AUHSD students will not go on to college and unfortunately I do not believe this money will go toward creating a future for non-college bound students. I worked as a temp at the District and when they have money left at the end of the year - they do everything they can to spend that money so they can justify the same amount if no more for the next year. They don't have a budget and they don't know the word NO - their attitude is we got - we're gonna do what it takes to keep it. Thank God for Prop 13.
c5 May 08, 2014 at 11:59 PM
The issue as I see it is that we keep pouring more and more money into taxes (ie, 13.3% top income tax bracket now) and we keep getting more and more parcel taxes as well. The schools don't seem to be fiscally soundly funded no matter how much money taxpayers are asked to contribute. The unfunded pension and benefit liabilities continue to grow each and every year. Where is the discipline, I sure don't see it.
LamorindaMan May 15, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Glad these passed.
Williefan4ever May 18, 2014 at 11:45 AM
If you looked at the actual $$ that the state spends per kid now you would see that the state spends LESS now than 10 yrs ago, why? Tax cuts You get what you pay for. Parcel taxes have to make up for those losses.


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