The Book of Proverbs in the Bible lists four things that are never satisfied: the grave, the barren womb, the earth that is not filled with water, and the fire that never says, “It is enough.” I would suggest a fifth thing that is never satisfied: the Dublin Unified School District.
On the selfsame day last week that The Independent printed an article on the spending of $5 million for a new arts center in Dublin, I received in my mailbox yet another scheme to pass a school bond measure in Dublin. Bond measure after bond measure, after bond measure. No one denies the importance of schools but most of us have to live within our means. DUSD needs to do the same. Why don’t they use the $5 million earmarked for the arts center, something that I wager a small percentage of Dublin residents care about, for the school district instead?
A few years ago, a North Dakota state legislator said words to the effect that no tax should have the power to force a person out of his home. With the constant multiplication of taxes everywhere we turn in California we are in danger of the very thing Prop 13 was meant to prevent: the forced expulsion of residents from their homes due to inability to pay property taxes.
If you agree, please write the Board of Trustees at the Dublin Unified School District office, 7471 Larkdale Ave., Dublin CA 94568.