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Des Jordan July 23, 2014 at 03:09 AM
Karen - You ask: "Is this what Gig Harbor is about?".... First, the fact that a privateRead Moreme ssage has been made public is definitely NOT what Gig Harbor is about. The fact that it's ok to donate funds to charitable organizations in our community, yet turn around and spend thousands of dollars AGAINST the current & future welfare of our community's children (and school staff) is definitely NOT what Gig Harbor is about. The fact that a "good caring neighbor" can go to sleep at night knowing that they went to an extreme measure, using personal funds (whether or not they are "members of the organization run by Mr Gibbs") attempting to misinform voters is DEFINITELY NOT what this community is about. Sure, stand behind your right to vote. And no one ever said we can't disagree about a bond or levy. That's fine. But Lindsay, myself, and thousands of others who truly care about the future of our children, the future of our community, were shocked and disappointed (to put it lightly) when that postcard arrived in the mail. Why would a "good community member" go to such great, costly lengths to support the NO campaign? It's a baffling, embarrassing, and very sad gesture coming from someone you say is a true supporter of our community. Lindsay's reaction WAS and IS Gig Harbor, NOT an "attack by someone who has lost perspective." The Gig Harbor I know is full of community members who put aside their political differences and tax brackets in order to put children first.
Karen Monson July 23, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Her telling us to go back to California, that Gig Harbor doesn't want "people like us"Read Moreher e, IS Gig Harbor? Now that's sad. It's a postcard, if you don't like it, throw it in the recycle bin. Everything on it is the truth.
Karen Monson July 23, 2014 at 09:52 AM
Also, there was nothing in this message saying it was private or confidential, it was sent throughRead Moref acebook.
Karen Monson July 22, 2014 at 02:19 PM
I agree. I would also like to know why the plants and grasses in the medians on Burnham are allRead Moredea d and full of weeds... So are the traffic circles plantings, what happened to the landscaping?
Karen Monson July 22, 2014 at 02:20 PM
I'm so sorry you are having to go through this building chaos, I just drive through it, can'tRead Moreimagin e living next to it.
john schuller July 21, 2014 at 10:53 AM
As always, follow the money! Thanks for the research Karen. Says a lot about the motivations ofRead Moresome ... more money!
Karen Monson July 22, 2014 at 08:55 AM
You're welcome, John.
Sue Horton July 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM
The schools in that area are ALREADY OVERCROWDED! before those houses are filled. I am on theRead Morecommi ttee for redistricting the elementary schools and even if we shift all the kids south, maxing all schools to functional capacity, it is a temporary fix. 5 years at best. And besides the overcrowded schools, there are technology upgrades, safety issues and turf and field replacements for high schools not to mention the improvements to the schools on the KPN and middle school improvements too. Don't try to mislead people onto thinking only Harbor North is benefitting from this levy and bond. Every child and school will benefit.
Leslie Harbaugh July 20, 2014 at 09:58 PM
Just to clarify, currently Peninsula School District taxpayers pay about $2.83 per thousand ofRead Moreasses sed home value. For a home valued at $300K that is $849 per year for the school portion only. For a home with an assessed value of $900K the tax rate for the school portion only would be about $2,142. The higher the assessed value for your home, the higher the tax rate. If we were to add the additional $0.96 that the school district is asking for if the bond and levy pass... An additional $288/1000 of assessed home value for a home valued at $300K. That equals $62M in funding for our schools and ensures a stable tax rate for future improvements.
Karen Monson July 22, 2014 at 08:52 AM
So, bottom line, for a 300k home the total tax they pay for schools per year would be $1,137 perRead Moreyea r? You are saying a 900,000 home or land pays 3,042. Would that total payment go up higher over the following years or stay the same?
Karen Monson July 22, 2014 at 08:54 AM
So, bottom line, for a 300k home the total tax they pay for schools per year would be $1,137 perRead Moreyea r? You are saying a 900,000 home or land pays 3,042. Would that total payment go up higher over the following years or stay the same based on the propositions?
Lawrence July 10, 2014 at 11:12 PM
oops, Victoria is of course just WEST of Mt. Vernon, must have had a magnet in myRead Morepocket............ ..
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