2009 FBISD Tax Hearing (On YouTube)

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2009 FBISD CONTROVERSIAL TAX HEARING (YES THEY ARE RAISING THEM AGAIN--see petition of over 500 district taxpayers asking for board accountability) --In case anyone missed it they raised the property tax rate again (4th time) in 2010 and more than likely will do so again in 2011 facing another projected 15-20 million dollar budget deficit, according to some media reports. ***NEW*** ..Petition TO STOP THE GSTC (Global Science Museum being planned at the district central office--near $30 million dollar project that superintendent Jenney is pushing): http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthegcst/ (see update below on this apparently ending this project after 2 years)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Magee Claims Not To Be Seriously Running For Office, This Clears The Way For Harris Construction Company Executive Susan Hohnbaum In Pos. 1 Race--

From FBN: Magee Says He Is Not ‘Actively Engaged’ In Re-election To FBISD Board

Saying he was responding to inquiries from the public and media over not taking part in recent school board and campaign events, Fort Bend ISD Trustee Stan Magee announced Monday night that he was not “actively seeking” re-election.

The announcement came during the “Board Members Special Reports” portion of the agenda near the beginning of the school board’s regularly-scheduled meeting. He said that over the past few weeks he had to make “some serious personal changes” in his life and that new demands on his time prevented him from being actively involved in campaigning or district activities.

“I have not been, nor will I be, actively seeking the Position 1 re-election,” Magee said. “I am not actively engaged, not will I be actively engaged, in re-election.” . . . (get the full story at: http://www.fortbendnow.com/pages/full_story?page_label=home&id=57887-Magee-Says-He-Is-Not-‘Actively-Engaged’-In-Re-election-To-FBISD-Board&article-Magee-Says-He-Is-Not-‘Actively-Engaged’-In-Re-election-To-FBISD-Board%20=&widget=push&instance=home_news_lead_story&open=&)

FBW comment:

This information is sad news coming from a campaign already loaded with "insider" candidates (special interest). Will the current and future board be watching out for the taxpayer, children and families of FBISD? Mr. Magee was one of the few candidates that still voted independently.