Game Over: 7 Bombshells Obliterate CUSD’s Campaign for Yet Another Property Tax Hike, Vote NO on Prop E

Game Over: 7 Bombshells Obliterate CUSD’s Prop E Campaign for Yet Another Tax Hike

truth-lies-signCUSD chose to hang its entire campaign for the Prop E property tax hike on an untrue statement — that the “new” Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) “created” CUSD’s budget woes for which CUSD has no accountability for waste, overspending, or failing to live within its ample means of our local/state/federal tax dollars.

In other words, State = bad and CUSD = good. A very simplistic, and very false, dichotomy.

CUSD’s campaign lacks facts to support the property tax hike they seek . . . so their entire campaign is made up of the Bogeyman being the State aka Sacramento aka the Governor aka Jerry Brown aka the California Legislature aka California Legislators . . . and CUSD expects voters to believe that CUSD isn’t responsible in any way, shape, or form for its financial mismanagement, rampant overspending and gross waste.  CUSD’s entitlement culture imagines CUSD is exempt from the requirements to live within its ample means and to be careful stewards of Other People’s Money (OPM) aka our local/state/federal tax dollars.

the-sky-is-falling-2-chicken-littleCUSD falsely claims “The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Give us more of your money, money, money or else we’ll (insert assorted scare tactics and empty threats here)!”

CUSD’s empty threats and scare tactics consist of things like “If Prop E doesn’t pass, then we’ll cancel your daughter’s math class” or “cancel your son’s science class” or “lay off your child’s favorite teacher.” 

Such scare tactics and empty threats are the weapons of bullies . . . who are really cowards . . . and who are trying to dupe Coronado voters into voting AGAINST THE BEST INTERESTS of themselves, their families, their friends and their neighbors.

But 7 bombshells have obliterated CUSD’s greedy grab for an additional property tax hike from us.

Bombshell # 1

A CUSD trustee admitted that CUSD doesn’t need the Prop E school bonds!

shut up and take my money cartoonTo quote SDUSD teacher and Coronado resident Mark Gilliland in his letter, the CUSD trustee told him three times that Prop E is unnecessary:

  • We’ll be fine without it (the bond).”
  • “The bottom line is we don’t ’need’ (emphasized) the bond.”  
  • “We’ll be okay if it doesn’t pass.”

Read Mr. Gilliland’s seriously shocking letter by clicking here.

Bombshell  # 2

easy money rainCUSD’s 2013 audit proves CUSD total funding INCREASED $3.2 mil in 2013, yet CUSD lied and said their funding decreased!

Not surprisingly, CUSD failed to acknowledge this truth and thank us: CUSD received over $8 million MORE of OUR local property taxes in 2013! You’re welcome, CUSD.

And CUSD still failed to live within its means in 2013 and prior years. CUSD spent more of our tax dollars than it received in 2013 and prior years. How? By spending our tax dollars that CUSD holds in reserves.

Read the facts by clicking here.

Bombshell # 3

Your Ballot Pamphlet page PR-1301-1 bottom proves Prop E bonds will cost Coronado taxpayers and renters MUCH MORE than CUSD’s campaign promise claims!

The cost of Prop E to our Coronado community is MUCH HIGHER than CUSD claims in its campaign.

Read the facts by clicking here and here and here.

Bombshell # 4

wile e coyote and roadrunnerYour Ballot Pamphlet page PR-1301-3 is CUSD superintendent Jeff Felix’s extensive . . . and intentionally untitled . . . LEGAL DISCLAIMER in the CUSD Tax Rate Statement where the superintendent admits that CUSD could be wrong about its low cost estimates of the Prop E burden on Coronado taxpayers!

The cost of Prop E to our Coronado community is MUCH HIGHER than CUSD claims in its campaign propaganda.

Read the facts by clicking here.

The U-T failed to fact-check it's way into discovery of the real reason for Prop E. Prop E is a sneaky School Pool boondoggle re-finance scheme.

The U-T failed to fact-check it’s way into discovery of the real reason for Prop E. Don’t make the same mistake. Prop E is a sneaky School Pool boondoggle re-finance scheme.

Bombshell # 5

Your Ballot Pamphlet page PR-1301-10, eighth sentence up from the bottom, says Prop E is really a sneaky School Pool boondoggle re-finance scheme!

Read the facts by clicking here, here, here and here.

Bombshell # 6

CUSD won’t open its books and BANK STATEMENTS for a forensic audit so voters can see the exact details of how CSUD wastes our local/state/federal tax dollars!

Read the facts by clicking here.

Bombshell # 7

santa gleeful with cashGovernor Jerry Brown guaranteed $10 Billion of ADDITIONAL State Aid for California schools in his revised 2014-2015 budget. CUSD doesn’t need Prop E!

The State is going to INCREASE State Aid to CUSD.

The State isn’t the Bogeyman.  The State isn’t the Villain.

The State is Santa Claus handing out cash to California schools during this election year.

Read the facts by clicking here.

Game Over, CUSD

game overThere are no facts to support the Prop E property tax hike.

CUSD chose to rush its Prop E property tax hike onto the June 3 Primary Election Ballot and to work hard to hide facts and spin, spin, spin their campaign out of emotional scare tactics, empty threats, a false Bogeyman (Sacramento) and personal attacks against NO voters who refuse to drink the CUSD Kool-Aid.

CUSD chose to inject negativity into our community with their divisive Prop E property tax hike.

It’s only right to vote NO on Prop E on June 3 and Kiss the Prop E School Bonds Goodbye.

Enough is enough!

No-on-Ev3-girl=phoneTo read the Top Ten Reasons to Vote NO on Prop E on June 3, click here.

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