Pollock Pines Elementary School District Rushes to Beat Tax Bond Drive in Fall
Diana Lambert, Sacramento Bee, May 29, 2012Locally, only a $9 million bond in the Pollock Pines Elementary School District will be on the June ballot, but other districts throughout the Sacramento region are lining up to secure voter approval for bond measures in November.
But districts that choose to go for a bond in the fall may be facing an uphill battle. Not only will they be in competition with two statewide tax initiatives to fund education, but residents in the city of Sacramento also may be voting on a sales tax hike.
"At some point, the voters might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of taxes that they are seeing on the ballot," Kline said.
Superintendent Kevin Monsma of Pollock Pines said his district targeted next month's ballot for that very reason. "June was an opportunity," he said. "We were concerned about overwhelming the voter. You get so many initiatives that sometimes they say, 'I will vote no on everything.' " ...