Community support robust for Prop 1 and Prop 2

May 28, 2014 

I am so pleased to see the PSD School Board and the Citizens for Responsible Spending have come together to support Prop 1 (Bond). It makes me proud to be a part of a community that can work together.

The combination of Prop 1 and Prop 2 accomplishes the community’s request for a bond to build schools, a $2 million technology levy and keeps our tax increase under $1.

Currently the Peninsula school tax rate is at $2.83 per $1,000 assessed home value. This compares to Tacoma’s rate of $7.76. When the Bond and Levy pass on Aug. 5, we will still pay a much lower school tax rate at $3.79.

We have not built a new elementary school in Peninsula School District in 22 years. Our schools are over capacity and we need our community to stand up and fund education.

Gig Harbor Community, it is time to vote YES on both Prop 1 and Prop 2.

DEBORAH KRISHNADASAN

Gig Harbor

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