Del Mar Had 5 Reasons to Vote NO on a School Bond and They Did
Click here to read the Del Mar Times article 5 Reasons to Oppose the School Bond.
Click here to read our prior article on the same 5 reasons why Coronado should vote NO on Prop E on June 3.
5 Reasons to Vote NO on Prop E
School bonds are supposed to be for major capital projects, they can’t be used to “free up” funds in other school accounts
It’s the Wrong Purpose
School bonds aren’t a “wish list” for things the school may want in the future, like CUSD has placed in its Project List.
How do we know Prop E is a mere “wish list”?
Because CUSD failed to provide cost information for anything in their Project List except their School Pool debts (Certificates of Participation, or COPs) and technology.
Click here to read how the San Diego County Taxpayers Association refused to recommend Prop E because CUSD failed to give SDCTPA the cost information it requested for any of the projects . . . the “wish list” aspect of CUSD’s Project List . . . except for cost information on how CUSD intends to use Prop E to pay off the School Pool debts (called Certificates of Participation or COPs) and building maintenance.
Schools Are in Good Shape
School bonds are for dilapidated buildings that are falling down, not for buildings just recently built with non-voter-approved Redevelopment Bond debts like CUSD’s buildings.
It’s clear that CUSD’s intent to use Prop E bonds to purchase technology is a bad idea that won’t end well.
Taxpayers end up paying off the debt long after the technology is gone.
Hasty Preparation & Incomplete Facts
CUSD trustees voted this February to rush Prop E onto the ballot on June 3, ensuring voters wouldn’t have enough time to find out all the facts.
Also, CUSD hasn’t supplied public information about how they spend our tax dollars so CUSD is being sued by an individual hired by Coronado taxpayers with the goal of opening CUSD’s books, looking at the bank statements, and conducing a forensic audit.
Pre-hearing papers filed by CUSD state that CUSD assistant superintendent Keith Butler intends to testify that CUSD doesn’t have any bank statements at all, he has never looked at them, they don’t exist . . . perhaps the dog ate the CUSD bank statements along with their homework?
Click here to read about the lawsuit to open CUSD’s books and facts about how CUSD’s non-voter-approved Redevelopment Debt repayment “takes money away from” CUSD, not the bogeyman State.
Coronado voters deserve better than the bum’s rush of Prop E from CUSD.
We never trust bureaucrats who give us the bum’s rush.
Vote NO on Prop E on June 3
Vote NO on Prop E because it’s illegal.
Vote NO on Prop E because it’s just a “wish list” for future projects, the wrong purpose for school bonds.
Vote NO on Prop E because Coronado public schools are in good shape and expensive bond debts are meant for dilapidated schools that need major capital improvements . . . not the new buildings that are the result of the non-voter-approved Redevelopment Debts.
Vote NO on Prop E because it was hastily prepared and CUSD hasn’t disclosed to the public any of the important information about its public finances. The lawsuit pending against CUSD should be resolved BEFORE Prop E because voters have no clue as to whether or not CUSD really needs more of our tax dollars through the Prop E property tax hike.
Resolve CUSD’s game of hide-and-seek with our tax dollars before giving them more of our hard-earned money.
Vote NO on Prop E on June 3.