Poll: Will you vote for a $67 parcel tax?

The parcel tax would generate $1.7 million annually for the next five years.

The board voted Wednesday night to put a $67 parcel tax measure on the June 5 ballot.

They rationalized that the school district in the surrounding area that does not have a stable source of local income.

The , Community for Better Schools, has already rallied 450 volunteers and raised $75,000.

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Tami February 23, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Not only will schools and students benefit from the extra money that a parcel tax would provide, but if our schools improve, so do home values in our area! As homeowners, don't we want that? It's a win-win situation! A no-brainer!
becky February 23, 2012 at 04:11 PM
no. don't want my rent to go up
Jennifer Tegnerud February 23, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Why do homeowners have to be the ones that always get stuck with the bill? The water, the trash, the schools?? My property taxes always seem to be going up, along with every other bill, why doesn't the government figure out a way to fund schools. It just doesn't equate in my mind, how they can give themselves such great salaries and pensions yet our schools suffer. I also don't believe that every homeowner in this county has a child in a public school. Why can't the parents bring a check for $67 upon enrollment? That seems more fair to me than another tax that we really don't know what will be done with. I have a friend who was a teacher for 10 years and she said it was a joke how money got spent, 5 secretaries doing the same things etc...
Diana Reddy February 23, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I agree with Tami that supporting local schools is a no-brainer. If you are able to read these comments and respond, you have a teacher to thank. Teachers do NOT make great salaries and actually CONTRIBUTE to their pensions. And, I would suggest to Jennifer that she check her facts about "5 secretaries doing the same things, etc." I assure you, there is no such scenario in any school district in California, and particularly in Redwood City. Redwood City deserves good schools, and Redwood City children deserve our support.
Sharon Levin February 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM
$6/month people. This should not cause anyone's rent to go up. It's $1.50/week that's approx TWENTY TWO CENTS A DAY! Or, to put it in modern terms, 1/2 a Starbucks per week We are all as a society affected by education or lack of it in our country. Remember, EVERY person you deal with is/was somebody's child, don't you want them to be well educated and well employed? Please support OUR children and I mean that they are all OUR children (mine are no longer in the RCSD having graduated to high school, that does not mean that we will not support the tax and it does not mean that we have stopped donating to the K-8 schools)


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