Don’t be mislead! This proposition has nothing to do with protecting property owners from being overtaxed.

Protecting against unsafe education facilities should be an on-going process... it should be the primary responsibility of each public school and college administration to work within their approved budget and to comply with local building and safety standards.

Although operating budgets for public education have continued to increase steadily each year, money is often misspent and not used for high priority needs like maintaining safe facilities. Voters have encouraged this behavior by approving four education facility bond measures over the past eight years to total over $44 billion. This has to stop.

School and college institutions need to make better use of general funds instead of coming to taxpayers to increase the state debt with Proposition 13 for another $15 billion, plus $11 billion in interest over the next 35 years.

Tony Esparza

Yucaipa

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