If Measure B passes, you'll pay more money and be on the hook for 30 more years. Will you be able to afford continuing increases in rising gasoline, taxes, food, rents, mortgages, medicines, unexpected medical needs, utilities, etc.? Will your own future be better, allowing them to take more of your money? Just vote no.
Antioch's seniors, renters, and families are struggling financially. They just want to provide for their families and to survive. Antioch Unified School District continues to want more money no matter what. Stand up to them, make them budget for it. They want you to instead pay, but were unwilling to put their own money where their mouths were. Over 98 percent of the contributions to Measure B were from profit-making, self-serving companies, and individuals, from out of the area!
They've always had the money, and still do (read our ballot argument against Measure B). What hypocrites. Many pushing for taxing you contributed no money to support a similar measure that failed in June.
Those include the proponent signers and teachers, present and past school board and City Council members, and the school's principal and his mama.
Vote no on Measure B. For over 55 years now they've always had the means, but the board majorities always refused to budget for it. Instead, they've given continued increases in pensions, wages and benefits. But, they've spent on Southeast Antioch's newer schools.
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They lost the June election and want another crack at taking more of your money. Don't trust these incompetent failures with more of your money. Residents are losing their jobs and homes due to less work, increasing costs and more taxes. These additional taxes make things less affordable, raise rents, and make property ownership or purchases more expensive for 30 more years. You'll have less money to spend on your families and at local stores, further reducing your buying power.
They still have about $20.8 million left that they could spend on this, from the 2008 school bond's moneys. You can stop being taxed more by just voting no on Measure B. -- or suffer the consequences.
Ralph A. Hernandez is Citizens for Democracy chairman.