Campaign sticker placed in Danville post office
Original post made on Apr 10, 2009
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 10, 2009, 4:08 PM
on Apr 10, 2009 at 7:29 pm
Dear Dolores and SRVUSD neighbors,
Please help us all in making sure our neighbors understand the issues of Measure C and do not let the matter of communities' children education become an angry political contest. A majority of neighbors throughout the corridor are studying ample information at the SRVUSD website and making considered positions.
We do not need another "sign-gate" or any other emotional distraction from this very important consideration. We want people to vote responsibly as their own choice and respect every vote for its consideration.
It is choice and not influence that should be our goal,
Hal, as a community courtesy
on Apr 10, 2009 at 10:21 pm
I agree that people should vote based on thinking about the issue, and not just listening to what someone else says on a sign, sticker, or pamphlet.
However, I am biased as I am a senior at SRVHS, and have very much enjoyed my public education experience in the San Ramon Valley. These schools have taught me not just book-based knowledge, but life lessons pertaining to how to work with others, deal with authority, and better myself.
I think that people should think about the issue, but the topic needs to be debated and questions need to be asked. The better we understand what measure C is about, the more informed we are when we cast our vote. Don't simply vote against something because it is a "tax" and don't vote FOR something SIMPLY based on the fact that "education" is in the name.
on Apr 11, 2009 at 7:00 am
To Maxwell's point, let's be informed voters. The SRVUSD website contains detailed presentation of budgets as sources and uses of funds statements with narrative to describe such usage. If questions remain, voters should attend an informational discussion at Stone Valley School, Alamo, April 16th at 7:30PM. The Superintendent will be present to be challenged by questions and to answer each in-depth.
Politics in our area too often attempts to create ignorance among voters and anger toward campaign positions. Often disguised as voter education, half-truths, omissions, and misrepresentations have become the content of political campaigns. Thus, it becomes the individual voter's responsibility to be informed and to vote a well-studied position.