bond vote for alamogordo public schools

bond vote for alamogordo public schools

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smart enough

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Jan 19, 2013
If someone tells you to 'vote for no new taxes', it sounds good, right? Well, the fact is that if you vote 'no' in February, your property taxes should go down, because that would mean the bond was defeated. The bond that a 'yes' basically renews.

It was interesting that this is the first bond to come up where I haven't yet been able to find what the bond money will cover, either. They have a list about what they have done and it is made to sound like those are the things they will use the money for this time around.

Funny little suggestion: Maybe they could stop hiring more people for the downtown office and they'd have more money. Just saying.

I am going to be taxed more on my paycheck. I think I just want less property taxes so I get a bit more back in my pocket.
LARRY

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Jan 19, 2013
Looks like the old decrepit farts here at Topix are alive and well sadly!!
yup vote no

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jan 20, 2013
This is a joke. Vote no. We working class citizens need the money on our check for our use. No to new and renewed taxes. We are over taxed as it is. Find money elsewhere just like us poor working stiffs due. We have to cut into our lifestyle to make ends meet. Schools should have to do that also. get rid of some of that fat.
old timer

Tularosa, NM

#5 Jan 20, 2013
Thsi is a needed bond for our schools. A vote for this bond wont increase your taxes they will remain the same as your are currently paying. The money that is generated by this will help fund a new elementarty school that this town badly needs. I think that our childrens education is worth the money. I will be voting yes for this bond issue.
AHS

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Jan 20, 2013
Young timer wrote:
<quoted text>What happens if I vote no? Will any of my taxes go down?
No
smart enough

Santa Fe, NM

#8 Jan 20, 2013
Young timer wrote:
<quoted text>What happens if I vote no? Will any of my taxes go down?
Yes, the property taxes WILL go down.

And, old timer, the bond we PASSED LAST February is the one that the superintendent said would fund the new elementary school. How many bonds do they need for the new school? Did they say it was for the new school? Because if they did, what the heck did they do with the money from last year? The link to that is here, but just do a 'bond'+'alamogordo' and the article from last year will come up.

http://www.alamogordonews.com/ci_19772002...
smart enough

Santa Fe, NM

#9 Jan 20, 2013
* Did they say THIS ONE was for the new school?

I haven't found anywhere that they specify anything, and I have the flyer he is handing out.
AHS

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Jan 20, 2013
Young timer wrote:
<quoted text>Will my property tax go down? Some say yes, you say no. I want to make an informative decision.
When have your taxes ever gone down?
APS Dad

Alamogordo, NM

#13 Jan 20, 2013
Yes, your property taxes will go down, but so will you quality of life benefits through the city. This bond will not raise your taxes, only keep them the same. If you're on a fixed income - it's by your choice, so don't hurt families and children because you old timers choose to sit at home collecting a fixed social security check. How will it hurt children by voting "no"? This bond goes to school repairs. Our schools are old, and in terrible need of repair. If they aren't adequate more families will move out of town in search of schools that prove the quality their children deserve. Just 70 students left last year, so that meant a $1M cut in state funding to our school. How more children will you drive away by voting no so that more millions are cut from the APS programs and resources? How will this affect the senior center? Well, when kid's leave the APS schools the parents are leaving town and taking their tax dollars with them. The senior center and other city buildings and programs are paid for by the local tax dollars. Drive kid's and families away buy voting "no" on this bond issue, and you'll also be voting "no" for all the city affords as quality of life items. You think if only those on fixed incomes resided here that a senior center would be afforded? Maybe it could, but not in addition to the library, golf course, parks, zoo, rec center pool. Those on fixed incomes, with extremist tea party members, will vote "no" for the kid's through this up coming bond election. Let's hope there's enough "yes" votes needed to sustain what little we have in this city.
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Jan 20, 2013
The question on the G.O. bond election ballot asks voters to authorize the issuance of up to $20 million in bonds for projects over the next four years: Voting 'yes' on the G.O. bond will not raise residents' taxes.

When you buy a bond, you're lending money to the organization that issues it. The company, in return, promises to pay interest payments to you for the length of the loan. How much and how often you get paid interest depends on the terms of the bond.

You will not pay taxes on a bond issue. If you were to buy shares in the bond, you could earn interest.

Information was published in the January 18 edition of the Alamogordo Daily News.
PERSES

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Jan 20, 2013
Vote No.

Has the graduation rate increased enough to justify more funds towards a school district that has a difficulty with honesty and communication.

Where are the flyers, the public information?

I seen a small ad in the paper, and thats it..

I am voting No. And i will recommend to my friends to vote No also.
APS Dad

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Jan 20, 2013
No vote here wrote:
Children can learn in a mud hut with dirt floors if they are taught right. This is for the teachers and administrators and big government types. Save yourself some money while you can and vote NO. I am voting NO.
If that's the logic voters will use, then senior citizens can also eat their free lunches in a mud hut too, and golfers don't need grass to tee off.
AHS

Alamogordo, NM

#21 Jan 20, 2013
Young Timer wrote:
<quoted text>So my property taxes will not go down if I vote No and this issue is defeated?
No your taxes will not go down. Taxes have never gone down, only up.
taxes will go down

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Jan 20, 2013
...with a no vote. How silly to presume they won't go down if you vote no. Of course they will go down. A new school huh, well how are you going to staff the new school? oh yeah, raise my taxes some more. f that. vote no. vote no. vote no.
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Jan 20, 2013
Military families with children will think twice about transferring to HAFB if the quality of education is below standard.

Parents of school age children will pack up and leave the Alamogordo area if the quality of education is below standard.

Businesses will have to close, for lack of shoppers when people leave the Alamogordo area.

Some of you don't care. You have no sense of community. You are fundamentalist, totally convinced that you are self-reliant. Whether you stay or go somewhere else, or go or stay, you will always have a problem with people of community. Nothing will change for you. You will take your misery and self-centeredness with you wherever you go.
yup

Albuquerque, NM

#25 Jan 20, 2013
I will vote NO!
Dead Pedestrian

Alamogordo, NM

#26 Jan 20, 2013
Gorky wrote:
Military families with children will think twice about transferring to HAFB if the quality of education is below standard.
Parents of school age children will pack up and leave the Alamogordo area if the quality of education is below standard.
Businesses will have to close, for lack of shoppers when people leave the Alamogordo area.
Some of you don't care. You have no sense of community. You are fundamentalist, totally convinced that you are self-reliant. Whether you stay or go somewhere else, or go or stay, you will always have a problem with people of community. Nothing will change for you. You will take your misery and self-centeredness with you wherever you go.
Now you are funny, Military orders for duty stations are not given because of schooling, The military send service members where their MOS is needed, not based on schooling.
No one will move because a tax bond issue is voted down, They will leave because they need a better job, or even a job.

If Holloman was located 100 miles from the nearest town, there would still be plenty of servicemembers transferred to it, schooling, number of fast food / buffets has nothing to do with Holloman existance.

Have you not noticed plenty of shops have closed there doors here in Alamogordo over the past 10 years.

Do you live withing the city limits of Alamogordo?
smart enough

Santa Fe, NM

#28 Jan 20, 2013
What the superintendent hopes will happen - no one will go to vote and the 15 people who do will vote "yes". And those 15 will decide that our property taxes won't go down.

He inasmuch said he wouldn't be going to the Senior Center, etc. to make presentations like he does when he NEEDS their "yes" vote because he is counting on the fact that there have been the smallest of ads about the bond vote. So the NO voters won't even go to vote.

He hasn't cut spending like he said he would - he rearranged his downtown staff and there is actually more being spent down there. So maybe he could cut back there somewhere... like we do in our own households.
Indeed

Alamogordo, NM

#29 Jan 20, 2013
Military man wrote:
<quoted text>He lives in his own little world.
In his own cannabis clouded world.
true dat

Albuquerque, NM

#30 Jan 20, 2013
The majority of the 1% of people that will actually go out and vote will vote yes. Hence the bond will pass. I will prolly be the only one who will actually show up and cast the vote of HELL NO!

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