As we near voting day, June 8, the Contra Costa Times published this no on C guest column, and one that doesn't come from the usual suspects: the folks who generally oppose any kind of new taxes.
This column, published last Wednesday, comes from activists in the MDUSD. They are: A.J. Fardella,of Pittsburg, who was a member of the district's Measure C Bond Oversight Committee; Carla Ludwig, of Walnut Creek, and Karen Barta, of Martinez, who are former members of CUES (Community United for Excellent Schools).
The district says that the money raised will provide a wide range of school improvements.
But with regard to the solar program, the district has "not provided a comprehensive plan showing revenues and expenses over time," these writers say. As for the after-school facilities, the district has not listed any improvements except for playground equipment at a handful of elementary schools, the writers contend.
Their solution: "This district can and should do the hard work necessary to pass a parcel tax; a funding source that can actually save programs at this crucial point in time."