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Steven Swedenburg April 11, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Then explain why the numbers are so high, and the real bond payments cannot Mathematically be paidRead Morew ith $0.25 / $1000 for a nominally $500K house in the LWSD. The actual bond service starts at $10.475Mil or $0.27 / $1000 the first year. Rises to $49.856 Mil in 2035 or $0.73 / 1000 for houses now over $1mil adjusted for inflation. So it seems you are bad at math. So 2018 is nominally $350 a year added burden to the home owners climbing to $470 a year. This is on top of all the other bonds that the citizens are paying on.
Jackie Pendergrass April 08, 2014 at 11:40 AM
The $450 mentioned includes tax dollars that are currently being paid. For detailed information onRead Mores chool funding and tax payments go to: http://www.lwsd.org/News/April-2014-Bond/Pages/Five-Facts-About-Funding-New-Schools.aspx
Steven Swedenburg April 08, 2014 at 11:46 AM
So when will the debate between LWSD and Mike Nykreim take place, this week?
Jackie Pendergrass March 10, 2014 at 04:34 PM
As stated at the School Board meeting, it would be 4 years before coming to the community withRead Moreanoth er bond measure. In the time between, there will be community discussion on how to handle our aging facilities.
Steven Swedenburg March 10, 2014 at 04:43 PM
Our Aging Facilities? So what was a $775 million bond for a few thousand students has been droppedRead Moret o $440 million for a few thousand students. For arguments sake lets assume 4000 new students thought the number appears smaller, divided by $440 million, that is $110,000 per student. A bit on the high side don't you think. And wait, the $335 million will magically reappear in 2-4 years, Its a Miracle! I love the idea of a community discussion, invite people that want to raise taxes, listen to both of them, ignore the large numbers that oppose the wasteful spending, WOW, we have consensus. So if four out of five armed robbers want my wallet that makes it consensus and I should just hand my wallet over, after all they voted 4 to 6 and well, I loose. Nice.
Steven Swedenburg March 19, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Even members of the Kirkland Council have reservations about how well the LWSD is spending theRead Moretaxpa yers and their money. They continue with the line"it is for the Children" even though this does not seem to be the case. So $135 Million for Juanita and $35 million for the STEM wing. I love the logic if it is old tear it down, if that is the case then any LWSD member over 30 (once considered old) should be replaced. Seems fair to me. We need our money spent better, a REAL study needs to be done to assess the real costs and options before tearing down any facility or spending a penny. It is only prudent. Folks it is your money, expect it to be more wisely spent.
Carl Petersen III February 27, 2014 at 08:50 PM
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Jeanne Large February 10, 2014 at 04:02 PM
I understand your concerns about large commercial development that can sometimes be very hard onRead Moresma ll businesses. I believe your message would be much more credible if you u
Jeanne Large February 10, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Continued message: ..if you used standard grammar and punctuation.
Sharon Johnson February 27, 2014 at 07:52 PM
I will disregard your grammar, etc.. You are listening to rumors about Costco. Very little ofRead Morewhat you say is based in reality. Costco becomes a member of the community and does hire from the community, and so on. Do your homework before this business, please?
Mirna Alfonso (Editor) January 22, 2014 at 04:08 PM
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