Tuesday, March 08, 2005

So it turns out I abstained after all

San Carlans voted on S.C.O.O.T. today. Well they voted on a $54 parcel tax (which I've come to learn means a property tax) for extra funcing for San Carlos' free bus service thing. I wasn't really sure how I felt on it. On the one hand I loved the Pasadena Arts Bus and was really happy to have a free way to get to Old Pas. If S.C.O.O.T. where providing similar goodness I think I would want it to be around. But I don't know that. And since parcel taxes tend to be a big income for schools, I'm hesitant to vote for things that might interrupt that revenue stream. I almost always come down on making sure teachers get paid, and rooves are solid.

So I'm pretty un-informed on a lot of the sides of this issue (and while the voter's information pamphlet was nice, it didn't help me much). I had actually thought that maybe the right thing would be to abstain from the vote as a consious decision. Well I forgot about it until after I got to work this morning, and then after moving servers around, I was in a mad dash to make it to the gym on time tonight (nailed some nice 5.10s. And it's so nice to like the way I look in the mirror while lifting) so I didn't get a chance to.

Ah well, I'll have to see how the vote turns out on topix tomorrow.

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