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Taxpayers? What Taxpayers?

When the Batavia School Board makes decisions, it doesn’t care one bit what the people who must pay for their pet projects think. When 8,627* voters, by a margin of roughly 3-t0-1, tell the School Board “no” to borrowing $15 … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Speak, Referendum Fails

The $15 million school district referendum for artificial turf went down in flames. Nearly 74% of voters, over 8500 taxpayers, voted “No” to a plan that was sure to raise taxes further. Last December, the school board ignored the pleas … Continue reading

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In Response

Lately the refrain of individuals and groups supporting the $15 million Batavia school district referendum has been, “not a tax referendum” or “no tax increase”. In response:

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Deja Vu

We’re hearing it again, “It won’t raise taxes”. The Batavia School Board said the same in 2007 when it promised the $75 million bonds referendum for the Batavia Fine Arts Center, the fieldhouse, and other assorted smaller projects would not … Continue reading

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Batavia Park District: All I want for Christmas is $1.2 million

UPDATE 12/30: Paranoia was unwarranted. Information was obtained from the Batavia Park District as to what the bonds were issued for.  The public notice wording was somewhat misleading due to the legal jargon taken from stock phrases. The bonds are … Continue reading

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