TUESDAY March 3rd
California Primary Election Day
Bear Lake NewsRoom Editor E T Russell____
issues about making the right choices when we go to the polls, that are most
important to Californians. We’ve
received calls, emails, social media, even personal discussions when out in the
community, about getting clarity on candidates, propositions and election
processes and more. It’s been
encouraging to learn that people are giving thought to our government as well
as, world affairs. Some are fortunate to belong to a group that discusses political
issues but many have reasons that keep them from staying updated on positions
though some people have differences of opinions or be in a different political
party, or just don’t seem to agree, it just may not be that ‘they are wrong…’ Have we forgotten that in the United States of
America, we have the Right to think, do or say the beliefs we’ve developed,
without fear of chastisement.
suggest you give it some thought of the ‘right to vote’ for the candidates along
with important positions that they will perform. Will they be the best possible
for that job?
a good look at the propositions presented. Are the short paragraphs clearly defining
the bold titles and match-up. Or does
there seem to be misleading titles that are not what intended proposition?
Here are some comments that were offered to Big Bear Lake
NewsRoom about Proposition 13 __ ‘Food
Michael Beveridge, Treasurer
Big Bear Valley Republican Assembly
Regarding the suspiciously named Proposition 13 on
Tuesday’s ballot, the spendthrifts in Sacramento know too well that whenever
they want to shear us sheep again, they just have to tell us it’s needed for
schools or roads.
Between their tricks, lies, and the rampant
election fraud in our otherwise great state, the Sacramento liberals usually
have their way with us. Frankly, it’s a case of “cheat me once it’s your
fault; cheat me again it’s mine”.
Come on voters, if you really think encumbering
ourselves with yet another round of bonds will help our schools, wake up and
smell the coffee (or learn to read beyond 141 characters)!
Jones, President Big Bear Valley Republican Assembly
vote NO on Proposition 13
Regional Vice Chair California Republican Party Board of Directors
Here’s another fraud
“CA Republican Taxpayers Association” paid for by some other group has radio commercials
on conservative radio. It promotes “Yes on Prop 13”
This is NOT
affiliated with the California Republican Party!
NO! on Prop 13! March 3 2020 … It is a $15 billion liability!
would anyone vote to put the already state of California into more debt? … $15
billion more? Is that a debt our children should inherit?
Annette Karnes, Realtor
Big Bear Valley Republican Assembly Legislative Chair
Proposition 13 authorizes a $15 Billion State Obligation Bond for
the Construction and Modernization of Public Education Facilities, costing
taxpayers $740 Million per year or $26 Billion over the next 35 years, almost
doubling the initial debt on the backs of taxpayers.
Proposition 13 places a tax burden upon CA taxpayers with no
guarantee where the money will be spent. Since 2002, voters have already
approved 4 education facility bonds that provided a total of $45 Billion in
state bond funding for schools, and there's been numerous local school bond
measures passed throughout the state to raise another $154 Billion. That's
already $199 Billion dedicated to improving our schools - where did all that
money go?? Why are our schools in such bad shape if this much money has already
been invested into our school systems? If they can't manage our school systems
with the money already allocated, how will $15 Billion make any difference? Another concern is that Prop 13 “Changes Local Funding Rules
The proposition would raise a school district's local revenue
raising capacity. Districts would be allowed to issue a higher amount of
general obligation bonds for elementary and high school districts, raising the
assessed property value from 1.5 percent to 2 percent for elementary and high
school districts. For unified school districts and community college districts
the limit would be raised from 2.5 percent to 4 percent of assessed property
value. This is a big red flag for taxpayers.
To sum it up, A Yes vote on Prop 13 will increase the debt that
California incurs without any justification for it, and you can expect higher
property taxes in the future. VOTE NO on Proposition 13!