They said a naughty word at the school board work session.
by Pete_Borden
 CCSD/School Board
November 22, 2011 03:39 PM | 2363 views | 3 3 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

In the work session of the Cobb County School Board, held on Wednesday, one of the staff during a routine report, referenced “SPLOST IV.” It took a few seconds for it to seep into my thick skull that the first shot had just been fired. It was mentioned in a manner so casual as to give the impression that “SPLOST IV” is a “done deal.”

Then in her comments after the report, Chairperson Alison Bartlett again made reference to “SPLOST IV”, as if to verify what it covers. Is this the beginning of the process of desensitizing the public, so as to make it easier to set up another SPLOST vote? If so, I think they should know they are in for a surprise.

After the school board rushed to spend SPLOST money for rubber grass, making it the number one spending priority, without regard to much more vital projects, its image as a good steward of public funds is somewhat tarnished. Since the board pursued that course while looking at a large shortfall in revenue, the taxpayers may have a hard time swallowing the “sudden dire need” which will surely be the centerpiece of any campaign designed to dupe them into creating another slush fund for elected officials.

While the board has, ever so subtly, laid the ground work for another hosing of the Cobb County taxpayers, I think they may find the job a lot more than they bargained for. The people are tired of reaching into their pockets for political entities that can’t live within their means like the rest of have to do.

I predict SPLOST IV will not see life in Cobb County.

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B. Borden
November 23, 2011
Okay Pete, you choose; how are you going to pay for capital outlay, float a bond and go into debt or SPLOST?

It's easy to lambast without a solution, isn't it? Columnist quarterback is quick to condemn, but has nothing to offer. It certainly makes good copy.

Where are you going to come up with the millions of dollars to replace aging schools?

Since you know it all; what do you propose, Pete?
Miss Scarlett
November 23, 2011
I will never again vote for a Splost.
November 23, 2011
Thanks for the early warning, Pete.

These irresponsible, still employed county spendacrats still don't realize that folks have caught on to their mindless gig. But I think Cobb EMC board elections are a good sign of things to come.

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