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PATRICK WARREN, San Clemente

I urge voters to reject Measure H, which creates a new property tax to fund the refurbishment and modernization of San Clemente and Capo Beach schools. I’m sure these schools need the work proposed. 

I also understand the importance of good schools for our children and home values; yet carve-out taxes of this nature serve as a bailout of the district for past mismanagement of our existing income and local property taxes.

When did proper repair, maintenance and modernization get pushed out of the budget?

This measure would allow the diversion of even more existing budget resources for teacher and administrative costs. It’s time our school officials genuinely put our students first. 

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