With Prop 1-D, Californicate taxpayers are once again being asked to sign off on a multi-billion dollar bond issue and guess what. It's for the kids. Our local school district has been flirting dangerously close to tax-paid advocacy and may be over the line in principle, if not in fact, when it used tax dollars to promote this bond issue in two separate direct mailings.
Mrs TWC's analysis appears in the San Diego Union Tribune today.
In the past decade, California voters have approved nearly $100 billion in school construction bonds at the state and local level. The state still has more than $3 billion in school construction funds that have not been spent from the last school bond initiative. Yet, with Proposition 1D, voters are being asked to approve another $10.4 billion (costing taxpayers $20.3 billion with interest) for school construction.
TWC recomends a NO vote on this and every bond issue appearing on the ballot next Tuesday.