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Posted on May 16 at 2:16 p.m.
Das, yes let's invest more in education. Let's do it by reducing what we spend on pensions. Start by Working to get all the original Brown pension reform points passed as a starter. Then go deeper.
Free up 20% of the budget (without the extra short term taxes) and then let's invest in higher education.
On Reinvest in Higher Education
Posted on May 16 at 2:11 p.m.
I think CCL has gone in the right direction, charging for classes. When I think where my tax dollars should go, providing personal enrichment classes is not high on the list. My focus would be to get people educated with skills that are employable so the can support themselves and their families, and pay for their own enrichment classes!
On One Year into Lifelong Learning
Posted on May 12 at 7:32 p.m.
Aren't we still paying for a SBCC bond? When is that one over?
On SBCC Bond Measure Has Wide Support
Posted on May 2 at 3:56 p.m.
Here is the information on $251M of backlog for country infrastructure maintenance;http://www.countyofsb.org/uploadedFil...
On Vote No on Measure M
Posted on May 1 at 4:18 p.m.
Some of these posters must never drive. Try driving under the freeway on Castillo. Our roads are worse than Detroits.
Posted on May 1 at 8:31 a.m.
I urge everyone to vote YES on M.
The percentage of budget going to maintain infrastructure has decreased dramatically over the last 30 years while the percentage spent on salaries and pensions have increased widely.
We need to force to BOS to spend the money on infrastructure instead of the union wishes. Forcing them to spend on infrastructure will force them to deal with pensions and salaries.
We have firefighters in our immediate family and I can say for certain they know they are over paid and have amazing pensions. There is 100's of applicants for each opening, it is like winning the lottery to get a firefighter job.
Posted on January 5 at 12:11 p.m.
Every one should pay into social security and there most not be any overhanging liabilities. When the books are closed for the year, all revenue and obligations need to be accounted for and the books balanced. The current pension plans do not fit this, and needs to be changed to a defined contribution plan.
On Fairness and Our Supervisors
Posted on January 2 at 7:10 a.m.
I lost my insurance and take great exception at anyone saying it wa junk. I had very good insurance that served my family very well. I had a high deductable which I could easily afford.
On Repeal the Act
Posted on January 1 at 10:29 p.m.
My insurance went up 23%, maybe Meg could cover my increase,
On Healing ACA's Reputation
Posted on January 1 at 10:25 p.m.
Give them the 2% a year only if they agree to move to a std define contribution retirement benefit plan. Otherwise ZERO increase each and every year.We must stop kicking the can down the street and deal with the overhanging liability of the defined benefit plans.