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Sour grapes on bond issue?

Posted: April 4, 2008 8:17 p.m.
Updated: June 5, 2008 5:02 a.m.
To The Editor:

Well, it has been almost two months since the residents of Acton/Agua Dulce defeated yet another school bond measure, this one supposedly to build only a high school and the fourth attempt in the last six years.

Acton and Agua Dulce enjoy special rural ordinances (Community Standards District Ordinances) where there are larger parcels of land and much less population base. Less people per acre means a greater school tax burden to shoulder.

As usual, the proponents of the bond are acting the same way they did when they were defeated three times before. Some locally published remarks by them include, "My gut is screaming that it is strictly financial with you," and "Your opinion and nothing else matters to you." Or "you don't care if kids have to go to school in buildings that are unsafe and ready to fall down." (As if the county or state would allow uninhabitable buildings to be used for a school).

Or "Our kids have nowhere to eat their lunches except outside." (If the school district had paid the insurance on the airbag they call a gym, the kids could use that as a lunch room and a gym).

The bond proponents continue to be as surly and nasty to the "known" opponents as they can be, in print, on the phone, in e-mails and in person, all the while asking, "What are you doing to build a new high school?" I'll tell you, with their collective attitudes, nothing!

There are a lot of things I would like to have, and have wanted for a long time, but I certainly don't expect my neighbors to pay for them.

Contrary to what these proponents seem to think, they are not entitled to everything they want. Don't these people think it's about time they got on with their lives and quit being so childish?


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