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)
Monday, May 11, 2009
Dave Wallace & District's Feasibility ("Sales") Committee Give The Green Light For The Controversial Global "Taj Mahal" Project!
Watch exclusive: During an evening workshop at the FBISD administrative building today, Dave Wallace, former mayor of Sugar Land and self professed fiscal conservative, gave the green light for spending nearly 27 million dollars of PUBLIC funds for the construction of the Global Science and Technology Center (GSTC) against his and Sonal Bhuchar's earlier claims that the center could be funded mostly with private funding. Naturally this was a pre-election campaign myth that was predicted by many opponents for this tax funded project at the central office.
Two days following the most recent BOT election, the committee wasted little time in pushing this duplication of the HMNS-Sugar Land (Museum), Jenney and company have got what they expected from this hand selected group that was not left open for public nomination. Approval to move forward with public monies from district funds to build what has become known as "Jenney's legacy", while the district is running 10 million dollars in the red. According to unofficial reports by one director at the HMNS-Sugar Land, this will probably mean the end of that project in Telfair since it is funded by private sources and can not compete with such a facility only 1.5 miles away. Interestingly enough and according to sources, Wallace was also involved in shilling for that project too when he was mayor.
THIS STORY WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED!
Posted by responsible_dvlpmnt at 6:06 PM