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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Measure C Push To Victory Breakfast

As many of you know, I've been involved in the campaign for Measure C. Measure C is an East Palo Alto parcel tax that would provide over $1.7 million dollars annually to be split between the police force and local community organizations serving to combat youth violence in our community. The cost for each homeowner is about $2.00 a week. It excludes senior, renters and those with disability. Now - I'm no fan of taxes. But this measure is the City empowering itself to make a change. As for the cost - how much will house values go up if violence is dramatically reduced? It seems like a small investment and a winning idea to me.

Photos are from a rally we held in our building last Saturday. It's fun to see the space being used for community functions. One photo is of Mayor Reuben Abrica addressing the crowd, the other is of community leader Stewart Hyland training the folks...

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