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)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Disparity Strikes Media Nerve (Read this chronicle piece on just what our bonds and taxes aren't paying for)


"Driving down Blue Ridge Road to Briargate Elementary, the polluted air hit me like some rotten eggs and unnamed chemicals. And the neighborhood is aged with narrow streets and sidewalks.

At the Briargate meeting, a little black girl named Kamara Villery who lives in the Chasewood subdivision told me she was afraid to lose school bus service with the rezoning plan because she doesn't want to walk on unsafe streets. Then she twice went to the microphone firing questions at school officials. One of them was:

Do you really care about the students or you just care about getting paid?

What guts for this little girl!" Chronicle