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San Carlos Schools April 28, 2009

Reminder: Mail in your San Carlos Measure B ballot this week.

by Chuck Gillooley

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The Deadline is Approaching…

Whether you are for or against San Carlos Measure B, it’s important to remember that the deadline for all votes to be received is only a week away — May 5 (where in the world did April go???)  According to this article in the San Mateo County Times, election officials are recommending that you get your ballots in the mail early to ensure that they are counted: San Carlos Property Owners Begin to Vote on Measure B.

Still Undecided?

So far, the support of Measure B has been far more organized than any opposition to the Measure.   There are quite a few websites that have been heavily endorsing Measure B, including the San Carlos School District, and the San Carlos Ed Foundation.   However, as with any election, I always like to see an intelligent “point-counterpoint” discussion on a ballot measure.  I did a little digging and just that, courtesy of SmartVoter.org:

SmartVoter: San Carlos Measure B

If you’re still undecided on Measure B, I’d highly recommend that you read this analysis.

Exercise Your Privilege…

Whatever side of the fence you’re on,  just be sure to vote on this Measure.   It would be great for both sides to see an extremely high return on this ballot — ultimately, that would leave no doubt where San Carlos stands on this issue.    So if you haven’t done so already, set aside a few minutes today to fill in your ballot and exercise the privilege to have your voice heard…

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  • Why is the measure B link telling us that the vote won’t count unless it is turned in and not mailed in? Is this true that it’s too late to mail in your ballot?
    http://yesonbforschools.org/don%e2%80%99t-mail-that-ballot/

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    • I don’t think this is true — I think they’re issuing a conservative warning not to take the chance that the ballot won’t be received in time. But the election is on Tuesday May 5th, so the ballots can be received up to that point.

      I think anything that’s mailed in San Carlos by Friday should arrive in plenty of time, but you can always drop it off at City Hall if you don’t want to risk it.

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      • Grace,

        If you have not mailed your ballot, please drop it off. It is the only way to ensure it counts. Ballots received by the County after the 5th will not be counted.

        Thanks,

        Adam

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      • At this point, you must drop off your ballot for it to me counted.
        Drop off locations are:
        **San Mateo County Elections Division —
        40 Tower Rd, SM — Hrs: 24Hour Drop Off
        (At this location, ballot MUST be in by 8PM on May 5th)
        **San Carlos City Hall —
        600 Elm, SC — Hrs: M-F 8AM-5PM
        **San Mateo County Center —
        555 County Center, RWC — Hrs: M-F 8AM-5PM

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  • OK, so the measure passed…horray for the kids!

    Now, what about the Mercury News printing the following:

    “As of Tuesday night, 5,746 residents voted in favor of Measure B while 2,324 community members cast ballots against the initiative. The district has 17,003 potential voters.

    Election officials said they will post updated results on Friday that will include last-minute and provisional ballots. Voters had until 8 p.m. on Tuesday to drop off ballots; results were posted five minutes later.

    The measure taxes San Carlos property owners $78 more annually for six years. Seniors ages 65 and older can seek exemption.”

    Number 1: So now seniors are not automatically expempted? Is this true?

    Number 2: 8933 voters did not vote, OVER 52% of registered voters could not be bothered to fill out their ballot and place it in their mailbox!

    While probably all of these 52%+ do not read this blog, I wish I could reach them somehow and ask what could be so important that they were not able to vote…as far as I am concerned, the margin was either far slimmer than it should have or far too many “concerned” parents (at least those with their Yes campaign signs in their front yards) could not be bothered to vote.

    As I have said, I will pay it…I have no choice. I truly hope that it turns out that seniors who are able will also be forced to pay.

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  • To speak to item number one:
    The language of the parcel tax measure has always stated that Seniors may request an exception. It is not automatic, and never was.
    Most every parcel tax offers a senior exception, but it is never automatic. The senior must pick up and complete the necessary forms and provide age verification. Also, because of the way the parcel tax laws are written, I believe that no other group can be offered a similar exception…only seniors.
    I can’t even begin to speak to item number two…I have no idea why people don’t vote…I’m guessing the answer varies depending on who you ask.

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