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Re: Who paid for the poll?

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  • Marsha Williamson
    Thank you, Glen Marsha
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2003
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      Thank you, Glen
      Marsha


      Glen Price wrote:

      > Marsha:
      >
      > I am just back in the office after being out all morning so this may have
      > been covered earlier and, if so, I apologize for the duplication.
      >
      > Just to be 100% clear, the poll was paid for by For the Children of West
      > County to save district funds. It is an allowable expense and the district
      > has paid for these in the past but we decided because of the obvious crunch
      > we are in to pay for it with non-district funds.
      >
      > Best,
      >
      > Glen
      >
      > > Glen and George,
      > > On the WCCUSDtalk Kevin is saying the parcel tax survey (poll) was paid
      > > for out of school district funds. We need some clarification. Who paid
      > > for the poll--school district or PAC or other source? See "back and
      > > forth" below.
      > >
      > >
      > > Charlie,
      > >
      > > Oh contraire, my friend. The district pays for the survey usually
      > > $25,000
      > > a
      > > standard fee for the favorite CONSULTANT and it does not have to go out
      > > to
      > > bid because the district trusts them so. Sorry for the sarcasm but these
      > >
      > > people wine and dine and get paid on a regular basis.
      > >
      > > Ask tonight, who paid for the survey? When they answer the district paid
      > >
      > > for
      > > it ask why it was not put out on the public information table along with
      > >
      > > the
      > > language for the Parcel Tax. These surveys have always been paid for by
      > > the
      > > district. This is your tax money that is used against you to fine tune
      > > the
      > > language for the best possible results for the district. I know it is
      > > hard
      > > to believe a taxing entity, that is going to tax you can use your tax
      > > dollars to pay for a survey as to how best to get you to open up your
      > > wallets but that's how it works. But when the district doesn't want you
      > > to
      > > see the results they conveniently can't seem to get it together in time
      > > to
      > > print up copies for the public, kind of like the NAACP report where only
      > > a
      > > few were printed for the public and then closely guarded by Sylvester
      > > and
      > > if
      > > you wanted a copy you had to go ask for one.
      > >
      > > Why wait for after the campaign to ask, ask now if I am wrong I will
      > > apologize for being wrong this one time in my life. OKAY, maybe twice
      > > (Just
      > > Kiddung). List the answer on the e-tree tonight I would like to know the
      > >
      > > district's response.
      > >
      > >> From: "c_cowens" <c_cowens@...>
      > >> Reply-To: wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com
      > >> To: wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com
      > >> Subject: [wccusdtalk] Re: Why not release the survey?
      > >> Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:11:13 -0000
      > >>
      > >> Kevin-
      > >>
      > >> I'm almost certain that the survey was paid for by the PAC not the
      > >> school district. It doesn't make sense to give your potential
      > >> opponents in a campaign free research, unless, of course, you have to
      > >> because it was paid for by public funds. After the campaign might be a
      > >> more appropriate time to release the results.
      > >>
      > >> Charley Cowens
      > >>
      > >> --- In wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com, "Kevin Rivard" <kfrivard@h...>
      > > wrote:
      > >>> I have the survey that was done for the Bond measure for the then
      > >> Proposed
      > >>> Richmond Middle school. It had every question asked and how the
      > >> community
      > >>> answered the questions which gave an insight into the thinking of
      > > the
      > >>> community as well as a hard copy for people to look at all the
      > >> questions
      > >>> asked by the district. The questions on this newest survey for the
      > >> Parcel
      > >>> Tax should also be available for the public. It was paid for by the
      > >> district
      > >>> and would make a good read for those that want to see how the public
      > >
      > > is
      > >>> perceiving the district as well as it lets you read what the
      > >> district was
      > >>> asking that did not pertain to the tax which can also be interesting
      > >
      > >> so at
      > >>> tonight's meeting ask about how the public can obtain a copy and or
      > >> ask that
      > >>> the entire document, questions, answers and analysis be put on the
      > >> district
      > >>> web site.
      > >>>
      > >>> Kevin
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