Too many cities in the west Orange County area have local city taxes/fees on residential property, commercial property, utilities, television programming, telephones, cell phones, sewer, trash, sales taxes, and the list goes on. And much of this was without a vote of the people. It's time for this to stop.
We all want an effective public education system for our children and support greater funding to get there. Unfortunately, more bonds are not the answer. Bonds do not add teachers, will not reduce class size, and will not guarantee education will be improved. We are monitoring the following school districts:
A bond works like a government credit card with high interest rates and paying off that government credit card requires raising your taxes. They want to borrow $398 million and pay back $734 million!? This is the second time in 6 years that there has been an expensive bond on our ballot.
Previous bonds and declining student enrollment has not solved the class size or overcrowding problems. More bond debt is not the answer. Vote "NO" on the school bond Measure. Just another tax hike!
Look, we have approved too many school bonds in our area already:
- AUHSD 2002 $132,000,000
- AUHSD 2014 $249,000,000
- NOCCD 2002 $239,000,000
- NOCCD 2014 $574,000,000
- Anaheim Elementary $318,000,000
- Cypress Elementary $53,600,000
- Centralia Elementary $49,000,000
- Magnolia Elementary $16,300,000
- Savanna Elementary $28,750,000
- Statewide school bonds March 2020 $15 billion!
Here is what another bond means to you:
- Renters will see higher rent as landlords pass on the costs of higher taxes.
- Homeowners will pay more taxes.
- Struggling mom and pop businesses will pay higher rent as landlords pass on the costs of higher taxes.
- Customers will see higher prices as businesses pass on the costs of higher taxes.