Residents tell school district: Stay out of our pocketbooks and, oh yeah, keep the city out of them, too
San Leandro school officials are not surprisingly disappointed after it was reported today that a survey concluded not enough residents would support a school parcel tax in the November.
What’s more disappointing about this survey, however, is that it also gauged voters’ support of a public safety parcel tax for the city, and only 53 percent of residents said they would vote for that in November (like the school district, the city’s parcel tax would need two-thirds support).
So what does all this mean? It’s too soon to tell, but I’m sure school officials now aren’t going to be the only ones left scrambling to find some more dough.
(On a side note, it has been widely discussed over the last few months how difficult it would be for both the city and school district to pursue a parcel tax during the same election this year. I guess this is confirmation. Tough break.)