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Parcel tax survey results go before Fairfield-Suisun trustees

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From page A4 | April 09, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Forty-four percent of people interviewed by a public opinion and marketing research firm give an excellent to good rating for the Fairfield-Suisun School District, while 24 percent rated the school district as only fair and 11 percent gave Fairfield-Suisun a poor rating.

Twenty-two percent had no opinion when Gene Bregman & Associates of Santa Cruz County conducted 404 interviews after Fairfield-Suisun contracted with the firm in January to survey public opinion for a possible parcel tax.

A total of 46 percent of people said the Fairfield-Suisun district has a great need for more money while 30 percent said the school district has some need for the money.

Seventy one percent said they would support a $49 parcel tax, while 64 percent support a $74 tax.

Gene Bregman will present results of the survey to school district trustees when they meet Thursday. Keith Weather of Government Financial Services Inc., the district’s financial advisers, will be present to discuss next steps with trustees, who meet at 6 p.m. in the board room at the school district central office, 2490 Hilborn Road in Fairfield.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

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  • S KApril 08, 2014 - 6:58 am

    Wake up people, ZERO % should be supporting a parcel tax. Expenses need to be gotten under control, just like our own have to be, Whatever amount would get passed, if y'all are stupid enough, each and every election they will be wanting to raise it some more, more, and more, just like your cable bill, etc. Renters, don't think any parcel tax won't affect you, because it will increase your rent no mater how much. Aren't we all taxed enough??? Add it all up, FED, State, Local, property, sales, a tax on this, a surcharge on that Look on your utility bills, Phone, P.G.&E. Cable, etc. etc. etc. Open your eyes. Do not give these vultures ONE MORE CENT!!!!!!!!!

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  • LindaApril 08, 2014 - 10:47 am

    No more taxes! It will just get used to raise the salaries of the administration. Learn to live within your budget like us other folks have to.

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  • FedUpApril 08, 2014 - 7:00 am

    No, No, No! See the accompanying DR article (Fairfield-Suisun trustees eye Orlando, Atlanta, Seattle staff trips) where this bunch of happy spenders plan on sending dozens of people, including a secretary, of all people, on junkets to posh locations, including a casino/resort. Are we so stupid as to vote these clowns more of our hard earned money to waste on frivolities like this?

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  • Suisun1April 08, 2014 - 9:08 am

    I'm happy to support the parcel tax AND increased accountability so our students remain well-prepared for the jittery and inconsistent economic future ahead. We need to invest in education.

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  • FedUpApril 08, 2014 - 9:11 am

    Education for our students, not junkets to casinos for bureaucrts. Suisun 1: there is a big difference in "invest in education" and providing all expenses paid trips to casinos. So please reexamine your priorities.

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  • patrickApril 08, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    SUISUIN 1 may I send the next tax bill to you

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  • Typical County WorkerApril 08, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    There was no accountability for the last tax that the people voted on. The oversight committee was chosen by the district and was advisory only. It sounds like the other schools in the district need new administration buildings. I got a lot of comments last time I complained about Armijo's new building. But after sitting in those dilapidated classrooms, the money would have been better spent updating the classrooms than spent on a teacher's lounge. Heck, some of the money should have been spent on supplies, instead of forcing families to buy all of them before school starts.

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  • rlw895April 08, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    You're just mad because you didn't get picked for the advisory committee.

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  • Are you doing OK down there rlw ?April 08, 2014 - 9:07 pm

    “THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”

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  • Rick WoodApril 08, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    There is little question the district can more money to good use. State funding formulas notoriously underfund large suburban districts like FSUSD.

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  • Rick Wood, Chair, Measure C COCApril 09, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    TCW: Do you have any direct knowledge of the Citizens Oversight Committee? Have you attended any meetings? Measure C was the best thing ever to happen to FSUSD and has been a great value to the taxpayers. Over $200 million of work has been done with the $100 million bond due to state matching funds that the district would not have received without its local share. The COC knows where every penny went.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 08, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    Sounds like more government of traitors propaganda to me. We saw Jackie's bloated salary. We saw the STAR testing disaster. We saw how few are prepared for university! Enough---not another dime increase. In fact they need a budget cut!

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  • JBApril 08, 2014 - 7:19 pm

    No more taxes please stop the bleeding. Vote out all incumbents.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 09, 2014 - 9:13 am

    They and their pals along with their sycophants in the government media complex are TRAITORS.

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  • George Guynn, JrApril 09, 2014 - 10:34 am

    The FSUSD Board still has two appointees that have never been elected yet! The district needs a big fund cut, not a parcel tax. VOTE OR RECALL THE WHOLE BOARD OUT!!!! Besides, private school, charter school, home school etc are all much better. Closing all public schools would be even better.

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  • Rick WoodApril 09, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Now that we know you oppose public education, we can better understand why you don't want the public schools to have the funds they need.

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  • FedUpApril 09, 2014 - 12:19 pm

    Good ol' Ricky, at it again. No one opposes providing schools with "...the funds they need." Everyone should, repeat should oppose wasting scarce funds on things the schools DO NOT NEED. You just refuse to admit that your bureaucratic buddies just might be wasting some of those scarce funds.

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  • Rick WoodApril 09, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    Does "nobody" include George? That's who I was addressing. He clearly could care less about how bad public schools become because he wants them all shut down anyway. Perhaps George can speak for himself, or are you his attorney?

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  • clancyApril 09, 2014 - 12:59 pm

    I voted for measure C some years back thinking the money would be spent on better classrooms and buildings. I am still angry it was spent for the new district office and its furniture. Never again will I vote for school taxes. I really feel the voters were tricked on that one!!

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