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The June 3rd election is quickly approaching. I have noticed the blue and white YES ON MEASURE CC signs on lawns around town. However, I didn't see any signs in opposition. I thought it odd. Shortly, I received on my doorstep on two different days information about a NO VOTE ON MEASURE CC. One sheet was paid for by HOMEOWNERS & VETERANS at risk of losing their homes. The other was a multi-page handout with two web links but otherwise was anonymous.
This bond issue is an important one, it asks for a lot of money. Here are some reasons for a NO VOTE ON MEASURE CC based on the information I received on my doorstep.
THE BOND IS TOO BIG (ESPECIALLY FOR A DISTRICT OF OUR SIZE)
Estimated repair costs are hyper-inflated
There is no guarantee where this money will be spent
Half of this bond money will be spent by board Members not yet elected.
There is no "guarantee" on how much this bond will cost.
New homeowners pay 2-3x more. It's not fair.
The Board can spend this Bond money without competitive bidding.
NO meaningful oversight.
We'll be paying for this bond for
A windfall for contractors and bond consultants not students.
These points by themselves may not seem like much but put them all together and connect the dots. In this still slow to bounce back economy, shouldn't taxpayers have questions asked and answered before any vote is cast? What if you only know that the bond issue money is going to repair the schools. Is that enough information to cast a thoughtful vote? Perhaps the bond measure should be rewritten and all points addressed and the dots connected. Does a NO VOTE mean you don't care about the schools? Of course not. A NO VOTE means we need more information before we agree to spend this much money for as long as we are homeowners in Culver City. What's the rush? Maybe we should think this through a little more. Just sayin'.