CLOWNS WITHOUT MAKE-UP
Jake Vollebregt was a speaker at Mayor Mike’s recent fundraiser, and one of only 6 attendees. Not exactly a packed house, but that didn’t stop the Clown Mayor from setting up his little PA system and personal mic. At the “event” the CUSD School Board candidate addressed almost half a dozen listeners (since Jake and Mike were speaking, the attendance count dropped to 4), where he made the following mis-statements:
“Measure M, which is the $1.8 billion tax”
Jake, if you are running for the school board in opposition to Measure M, shouldn’t you know how much the bond really is? Measure M is a $889M bond, not $1.8B. Now you can inflate the numbers if you calculate interest over 35 years, but is that accurate? Is the median price of a home in aliso Viejo $650,000, or should we add interest and taxes over a 30 year loan and tell people our homes are actually $1.5 million dollars? If you are going to run for the school board, you really should get the math right.
“Measure M was created on August 10th, just 2 days before the filing deadline…”
Jake, the truth is that the school district and its volunteers, made up of parents, teachers and concerned citizens, have been doing the work of creating the proposed bond measure for more that 2 years. Just because you only became aware of the effort 2 days before it was filed does not mean that many dedicated volunteers weren’t working hard to find a solution long before you decided to start your political career. I’m sure that they’re not mad that you are a little late to the party, but you should at least get the facts straight.
“Another $600 dollars of property bills a year is not the answer.”
Jake, based on the bond measure, for your property tax to increase by $600 a year, your home’s assessed value would have to be about $1.4M. That’s your assessed value, not the purchase price. So either you are speaking to less than 1% of your future constituents, or you need to once again, check your math.