Talk:Biggs Unified School District bond proposition, Measure E (November 2008)

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Pete, this content would be appropriate for your talk page, not the discussion page for the measure itself. Gardengnome 15:05, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

No on Measure E – Biggs Unified School Bond.

I support investing in new state-of-the-art “green” school buildings. I do not support throwing money at old buildings to make them appear “state-of-the-art.” New buildings are cheaper to construct, operate, and maintain. I also subscribe to the real estate appraisal concept of “highest and best use.” Should we be building/rebuilding schools in the same spot or should we move them to another location to maximize land use and land values? Show me the feasibility studies?

Now is the time for our Gridley-Biggs School Districts to merge. We already have a Gridley-Biggs Police Department, Fire Department, and Hospital that property owners are currently bailing out. Current economic times are tough everywhere! And, they are tougher in economically challenged Biggs, and for that matter, Gridley! In the “real world,” private businesses/companies that face challenging times go broke, sell, or merge to reduce market competition and cut costs: layers of unnecessary high-priced management, and to rid itself of dead real estate assets that drag profits. While I realize that a Gridley-Biggs merger may not be a popular choice due to inflated egos, breaking with tradition, and shameless mindsets that “its government money anyway,” one can only hope of having a more efficient/lean merged school district with new state-of-the-art facilities that in the end attracts outsiders (teachers & families) to our community (Gridley-Biggs) because our schools rival the best in the nation.

Pete Montez 00:56, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

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