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Tough to pass parcel tax, Fairfield-Susiun school trustees told

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From page A3 | April 11, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Passing a parcel tax will be very tough but the Fairfield-Suisun School District has a good shot at success if the campaign for the measure is done well, the school board was told Thursday.

Gene Bregman, whose Santa Cruz County-based public opinion and marketing research firm surveyed 404 residents within the school district boundaries, said a $74 parcel tax is too high and the chances of passage are quite slim.

The telephone survey found that 71 percent of respondents would support a $49 parcel tax, while 64 percent supported a $74 tax. Two-thirds voter approval is needed for passage, Bregman said.

Voters under the age of 40, Democrats and renters are among those more likely to support a parcel tax, he said. He’s had much more success in Northern California than Southern California, Bregman said.

“We have clients who do win these,” he said.

Fairfield-Suisun contracted with the firm in January to survey public opinion for a possible parcel tax.

Forty-four percent of people gave 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.

Suisun City resident George Guynn Jr. told trustees he belongs to two taxpayer groups and asked the school district to “get away from trying to get the last dime out of people and try to be more efficient.”

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • Rick WoodApril 11, 2014 - 12:56 am

    The state should amend the constitution to reduce the vote requirement to 55% as has already been done for school construction bonds. That will take the legislature and governor putting a measure on the ballot.

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  • FDCApril 11, 2014 - 5:58 am

    Why stop at 55%? Why not let the junketeers just go ahead and tax us without requiring any vote? After all, Rick, you said we elected them so we should not question anything they do.

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  • Rick WoodApril 11, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    Not an unprecedented idea. It's the way it used to be and still is in many states. Junketeers get unelected pretty fast, especially when they have that kind of power.

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  • The MisterApril 11, 2014 - 6:33 am

    So increasing taxes isn't based on civic need but upon how slick a campaign various taxing districts can run? Shameful!

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  • Rick WoodApril 11, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    It's the California we voted for with Prop 13.

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  • JBApril 11, 2014 - 6:38 am

    Does not matter anymore what voters approve or disapprove. A small group can protest and they get their way. Again vote out all incumbents.

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  • S KApril 11, 2014 - 7:43 am

    And remember to vote, NO>>NO>>NO, on this and ANYMORE tax increases. The M_ROOOOOONS want to continue throwing good money out after bad, junkets and such. Anyone voting for this, owners OR renters (Since rents will also INCREASE), have their heads buried in the sand. Tell anyone and everyone you know to VOTE NO on school administrators or anyone wanting to steal more money out of our pockets, tries to put his on the ballot!!!!

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  • B. ThiemerApril 11, 2014 - 8:38 am

    would the consultant who performed the survey be the one running the campaign? Then the phrase 'conflict of interest' comes into play.

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  • LarryApril 11, 2014 - 4:21 pm

    I am a Democrat and I am voting NO, and I have a Republican friend and he is voting NO. We need a strong partisan support to kill this tax.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    I don't begrudge the salary and the perks. If they were getting results with rising test scores, rising UC qualification rates and lower expulsions / truancy rates then I would feel the shoveling of tons of money at that district's schools was well spent and getting results. But it's not! Test scores didn't improve and now STAR testing is ending because the results are dismal---no appreciable rise in test scores! Worse, we've suffered the miseries and blown smoke of one gimmicky program after another with government harping each time with great fanfare that the ''new program would cure all academic ills''! One after another---no child left behind, race to the top and now commie core. Enough! Time, money, lies and excuses must come to an end and competition must come to education! My mission is complete----my youngest son is now completing Vanden High and will soon leave for UCLA.

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