Argument Against Los Altos School District $223 Parcel Tax - Measure GG


In 2014, voters approved a $150,000,000 bond measure and now the District is coming back for more loot.


In 2011, voters approved a $193 parcel tax and now they’re coming back for a whooping increase to $223 per parcel for 8 more years. 


According to the web site:, the district revenues for 2014-15 (latest figures available) are $52,095,239 or $11,401 per student, which is 118% of the statewide average here in California.


If the district is already spending 118% over the statewide average, why do they need to increase the parcel tax? 


Answer: they don’t.


Wouldn’t be sweet if just once a “temporary tax” actually expired?


They want $223 per parcel on top of the $150,000,000 bond measure debt expense approved in 2014 -- NOT counting bond interest expense.


It’s time we said no to the tax and spend special interest crowd and reject this parcel tax.


Just once, wouldn’t you like to see a “temporary tax” actually be temporary?


More money spent on schools will NOT result in higher test scores, but will result in bigger bureaucracies and fatter pensions.  Please vote NO on Measure EE.


And don’t believe the lie that “no funds for administrators salaries”.  All money is fungible, so money raised by this tax will free up other funds for administration salaries and bloated pensions.


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