Argument Against Sunnyvale School District $100M Bond – Measure GG

In 2013, just 5 years ago, voters in the district passed a $96M bond measure to do the following:

To make “Continue critical renovations” “safety needs” and “upgrades to science and computer labs”.

Now they want to “continue critical renovations” just 5 years after they last made them?

That’s got to be some kind of record for “critical renovations” deterioration!!!

You get the feeling that the district just “cut and pasted” the wording from the 2013 ballot arguments?

And now they, once again, need to deal with “safety needs”.  Again, just 5 years later?

Everyone knows, especially in Silicon Valley, that technology today will be obsolete in 5-6 years, or sooner.

So, who in their right mind would buy technology, on credit, i.e. via a bond, and pay it off over 25-30 years?  No one, right?

Answer: except you, if you vote for Measure GG.

The 2013 technology that the district bought in 2013 with that bond money is undoubtedly already been recycled, but the payments, that you’re still paying for, will continue on for decades.

Vote NO on Measure GG to stop this fiscal insanity.

And the student enrollment is dropping, so why the need for more money?

From 2012-13 school year enrollment was 6,751 and now it’s down to 6,536.

The district wants to spend $100M to help 6,536 students at a cost of $15,299 per student plus the ADA funds of $13,129 per student that they get every year.

The district is already getting 112% of the average California ADA.

Seriously, that’s a lot of money.  But, that $100,000,000 has to be paid back with interest, and that will likely double the cost to you.

Just say NO to fiscal insanity, vote NO on Measure GG

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