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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.
Lindsay Heidal July 23, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Karen, private, meaning not posted in a publicly viewable forum. I sent the message as a privateRead Moremes sage on Facebook, which functions as email contained within facebook. Your husband responded to me privately and that was fine and reasonable. I did not and will not slander his name publicly, despite that fact he has personally and publicly stated his opposition standpoint, and I strongly disagree. And by people we don't want in gig harbor, I certainly meant those spending thousands of dollars to oppose school funding. I respect those whose opinions differ from mine, although on this particular issue, I find it greatly challenging. I apologized and plan on moving on from this conversation. It is clear our views and perspectives vary greatly, and we will soon see what the rest of Gig Harbor stands for.
Karen Monson July 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM
I believe he responded to your message with a message which said in it's entirety "ThankRead Moreyou&qu ot;. As far as not wanting us in Gig Harbor because we spent money to oppose propositions we do not agree with, we are staying. We love this community, contrary to what others believe. In the meantime, I agree that our views vary greatly and we should move on.
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.
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.
Karen Monson July 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM
I don't believe I ever said that only Gig Harbor North would benefit. What I said was that if theRead Moref unds run short, things will be taken off the list. That is in the proposition. Everyone keeps saying the postcard is misleading or that I am misleading, and yet, no one has pointed to a lie. I have backed up everything I have said with facts, language straight from the propositions, etc... I also support a new school and fixing Artondale, using a 50 million dollar BOND. Not a 60 million dollar bond or a 56 million dollar levy, the price did not go up 10 to 12 million in 8 months due to construction costs, it went up because other things were added.
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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