FBN: Babb Abstains From Voting On FBISD’s Legislative Agenda
"Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees member Jim Babb abstained from voting on a legislative agenda at Monday night’s board meeting after expressing concerns about a portion of the document that requested school districts have the right to raise taxes without voter approval..."
Full story: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2010/10/13/48371
Other board action: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2010/10/12/48342
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)