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Voters back bond measure for community college district while parcel tax falls short

Original post made on Mar 4, 2020

Unofficial election results show a Foothill-De Anza Community College District bond measure with sufficient votes for approval, while the campaign has acknowledged it appears unlikely a separate parcel tax will pass.

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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2020 at 2:05 pm

I hope the fact that Measure H did not pass will spur our local philanthropic community to fill in the gaps for our most vulnerable students.

All I can do is shake my head about the idiots who let that developer giveaway poison pill into state Prop 13, which would have provided much needed funding for health and safety projects in California schools and colleges. This is a democracy. People don't want California cities to be mini Hong Kongs (or mini San Francisco's -- too late for SF). Government should not be resorting to poison pills in propositions to keep enabling unhealthy overdevelopment.

February was the driest February on record.

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Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 5, 2020 at 6:54 am

You are all correct to say that this is a democracy. We need to understand how the current CA budget is being allocated to different state functions. Many actions are taking place which the population has not voted on. Personal issues between the governor and the current president appear to provoke many actions which are not representative of the total population of this state. And the current AG is busy suing other states because they have different laws from CA. We are paying more for non-citizens then citizens. We did not vote on this. If this is a democracy then we are going to act like one and require a vote on these major issues which are driving us out of federal funding due to non-compliance with federal laws.

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Posted by Nvrijn
a resident of Los Altos
on Mar 6, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Prop G was supposed to be for structural repair of school facilities. Prop H was to be for (in part) helping with housing costs for faculty and homeless students.

"The bond will cover about 60% of the estimated $1.5 billion in infrastructure and capital needs at the community colleges in Los Altos Hills and Cupertino, from student and staff housing to technology and security upgrades."

When did student and staff housing become part of Prop G??

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