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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Measure V gets Support from Chamber and Taxpayers Association

I was surprised to see that Measure V for the June Ballot which provides building and infrastructure support for Santa Barbara City College has the support of the Santa Barbara Taxpayers Association and the Chamber of Commerce. Impressive. I'm glad to see they support education as it makes for a better community, workforce and citizenry. I'm all for it.

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Anonymous Increase Voter Participation said...

They support a tax increase as long as it does not increase voter participation by all the liberal poor people.

4/04/2008 12:23 PM  
Anonymous All For V said...

SBCC is a great asset to our community. Measure V is supported by a broad coalition who rarely agree on anything.

In addition to the Taxpayers Association and Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce, Measure V is endorsed by League of Women Voters, PUEBLO, SBCAN, Pacific Coast Business Times, Congresswoman Lois Capps, Assemblyman Pedro Nava, Supervisor Salud Carbajal and Janet Wolf, the entire Santa Barbara City Council (Marty Blum, Roger Horton, Grant House, Iya Falcone, Dale Francisco, Helene Schneider, Das Williams).

Pretty impressive. Let's help keep our local education community strong. Yes on V!

4/05/2008 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Persephone said...

< grump > I work there -- as a poorly paid classified worker -- and I suggest that people look into exactly what this measure will provide funds for. It's probably not the "education" you are thinking of.

4/05/2008 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Freelancer said...

Persephone, why do you stay at SBCC. There are so many other better paying jobs with better benefits in this town. Tell us how they going waste the bond money.

4/05/2008 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Big World said...

Travis seems to have something against foreign students attending SBCC. International students at SBCC do pay their full fare

They pay thousands of dollars every semester, instead of the hundreds paid by California residents. They stimulate the educational experience for local students who really appreciate their presence.

This is what makes SBCC a true higher education experience for local students, instead of just an extension of their days at Dos Pueblos, SM and SB Highschool days.

They learn first hand about people beyond the south coast. And they learn how well-educated their world partners are and what their global competition will be. International students are often honor students and very active in student clubs and government.

The model UN, study-abroad, and international students enrich every student education. Students learn about other countries and other countries learn about America. This is a win-win. And it costs local taxpayers nothing.

4/11/2008 7:37 AM  

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