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bbox231 posted a discussion

2014 City Council Elections

Some of the better writing re Council candidates occurred in this weeks' Fremont Bulletin. It's always interesting to see the large number of candidates that Fremont serves up. Other Bay Area communities struggle to bring a couple of qualified candidates, but, for some reason - our quiet little community has folks clamoring to get their names on the ballot . .  Personally, I believe some of this enthusiasm to be a conscious divide and  conquer tactic - - the well-organized but small percentage…See More
Friday
bbox231 posted a blog post

TESLA Gigabillboard

http://www.siliconvalley.com/news/ci_26418717/tesla-proposing-big-big-sign-its-times"The 200-by-40-foot sign would be illuminated, according to a city report. The sign itself would be 30 feet high perched on a 10-foot column.""Tesla's sign can be twice as high as the city's 20-foot height limit for billboards because it does not fit the city's definition of a billboard, said James Willis, a…See More
Thursday
Sarah Morgan replied to FCN Admin's discussion How soon before we see the next bond?
"This is my first attempt at responding to a discussion, and I know it's a little dated as the measure passed several months ago. I wonder if anyone out there in this discussion knows if the bonds that passed are called "Capital…"
Aug 8
Ann Crosbie posted a discussion

9th Grade Health Textbook

For those parents who are interested in more information about the health textbook and requirements for Health instruction in CA, I encourage you to explore the following material. (Hopefully the links will work.):The video of the discussion from the Board of Education meeting from June 25th. The discussion on the health textbook can be found at hour 2, 15 minutes. June 25, 2014…See More
Aug 2
FCN Admin posted a discussion

New College Level Health Curriculum adopted for 9th graders by FUSD Board on June 25th

This is from different school yahoo groups--Dear American High Attendance Community,  For Your Information Below email was posted to the Hopkins Junior High School Yahoo Group.  It is regarding a petition in objection to the June 25, 2014 adoption of the new college level Health Textbook which will be used this fall to teach 9th grade health in FUSD.  The Health Book was formly adopted by the FUSD School Board on June 25, 2014 with a 3 to 2 vote.  See June 25, 2014 FUSD Board Agenda Item…See More
Jul 31
FCN Admin posted a discussion
Jun 5
bbox231 replied to Charlotte Allen's discussion TOP CONTRIBUTORS TO YES ON MEASURE E
Jun 3
Chinmoy Roy replied to FCN Admin's discussion $650 Million School Bond
"Murali, thanks for posting this.  Hiu, Larry Sweeney and some leading Bond proponents go a long ways back.  Many of us such as Hiu oppose the bond since we are convinced that the bond is being pushed through with a bunch of lies and…"
Jun 2
Murali replied to Murali's discussion Lennar/Toll/UP buying 100 acres from Union Pacific as developers encircle Fremont's ...
"New School ? really...? We've seen this kind of news before...and Only recently...and look what happened to Patterson Ranch development... --- Sad Truth - A Different View About Warm Springs PR    Posted by: "Hiu…"
Jun 2
Murali replied to FCN Admin's discussion $650 Million School Bond
"ANother take..and Measure-E and why it is expensive and... --- Sad Truth - A Different View About Warm Springs PR    Posted by: "Hiu Ng" hiu_ng@msn.com hiung4fusd    Date: Mon Jun 2, 2014 10:49 am…"
Jun 2
Murali replied to FCN Admin's discussion Your NO vote on Measure E is a Demand for a Better Bond
"Here's another take on Measure-E.. from Hiu --- Sad Truth - A Different View About Warm Springs PR    Posted by: "Hiu Ng" hiu_ng@msn.com hiung4fusd    Date: Mon Jun 2, 2014 10:49 am ((PDT))Unfortunately,…"
Jun 2
Murali posted a discussion

Lennar/Toll/UP buying 100 acres from Union Pacific as developers encircle Fremont's ...

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/morning_call/2014/06/lennar-buying-100-acres-from-union-pacific-as.html?page=allInteresting to note, the news release comes AFTER the FUSD claimed victory..100 acres from Union Pacific for all the construction in anticipation of BART.-Did the School board sell itself shortl? and settle for less ? -Will a school built for…See More
Jun 2
FCN Admin's discussion was featured

Your NO vte on Measure E is a Demand for a Better Bond

Please vote on Tuesday, June 3.  Your NO vote is crucial.  This bond only needs 55% approval to pass.  We need a BETTER BOND, if we are to truly improve facilities for Fremont's kids. $650 million price tag makes it the biggest school bond in Alameda County history, but...provides no classrooms for high schools, only one classroom in one elementary, no solution for current overcrowding and imminent classroom needshas built-in 60%  cost overruns (that $240,000,000 is $87,000,000 more than the…See More
Jun 1
FCN Admin posted a discussion

Your NO vte on Measure E is a Demand for a Better Bond

Please vote on Tuesday, June 3.  Your NO vote is crucial.  This bond only needs 55% approval to pass.  We need a BETTER BOND, if we are to truly improve facilities for Fremont's kids. $650 million price tag makes it the biggest school bond in Alameda County history, but...provides no classrooms for high schools, only one classroom in one elementary, no solution for current overcrowding and imminent classroom needshas built-in 60%  cost overruns (that $240,000,000 is $87,000,000 more than the…See More
Jun 1
Charlotte Allen replied to Charlotte Allen's discussion TOP CONTRIBUTORS TO YES ON MEASURE E
"Two of the top contributors to troubled West Contra Costa County school bonds, WCL Architects and the Seville Group ( http://www.contracostatimes.com/west-county-times/ci_25829799/west-contra-costa-school-bond-program-draws-massive ), were also…"
May 26
FCN Admin posted a discussion

FUSD approves 5.9% salary increases for FUSD Teachers and Managment ADDING $10,525,051 ANNUAL expensesfor salaries

Interesting newsworthy developments occurred tonight at the FUSD May 21, 2014 School Board Meeting:1)    FUSD School Board voted unanimously to approve 5.9% salary increases, effective July 1, 2014, for both teachers and management, with an annual added expense of $ 10.5 million to the School District's General Fund.The timing of the approval of these salary increases and its $10,525,051 annual impact to the General Fund have occurred before June 3rd, before the School Board even knows whether…See More
May 22
FCN Admin posted a discussion

FUDTA (Fremont teacher's union) proposes 5.9% salary increase ; Fiscal Impact--$9,233,500.00

Meeting: May 21, 2014 - Regular Meeting of the Board of EducationSubject:Public Disclosure of AB 1200 Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement - FUDTAType:Action (Consent)Fiscal Impact:YesDollar Amount:9,233,500.00Budgeted:NoBudget Source:General Fund BackgroundIn accordance with the requirements of Government Code Section 3547.5. the District Superintendent and Chief Business Official must certify that the District can meet the costs incurred under a collective bargaining unit agreement between a…See More
May 19
Chinmoy Roy replied to Charlotte Allen's discussion TOP CONTRIBUTORS TO YES ON MEASURE E
"ARGUS had quoted our Mayor mentioning to them that the developers are in negotiations to build a new school in the Warm Springs area, "provided we the citizens fix our school situation" (I assume by voting YES on E)  I talked with 2…"
May 18
Chinmoy Roy replied to FCN Admin's discussion How soon before we see the next bond?
"When I met with one of the framers of Measure E a few days ago, I asked to see the dollar figures by High School Attendance areas.  I didn't even get to that level of what the projects would be.  I just wanted to see if the dollar…"
May 14
Paul Whitman replied to FCN Admin's discussion How soon before we see the next bond?
"Why are all of the developer influenced politicians lying to us?  Because they want to steal our money under the guise of school repairs which our property taxes are already covering.  A parcel tax is just another word for additional…"
May 14
 
 
 

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2014 City Council Elections

Started by bbox231 in City Government & Planning on Friday.

How soon before we see the next bond? 3 Replies

Started by FCN Admin in City Government & Planning. Last reply by Sarah Morgan Aug 8.

9th Grade Health Textbook

Started by Ann Crosbie in Education & Schools Aug 2.

TOP CONTRIBUTORS TO YES ON MEASURE E 7 Replies

Started by Charlotte Allen in City Government & Planning. Last reply by bbox231 Jun 3.

$650 Million School Bond 17 Replies

Started by FCN Admin in Education & Schools. Last reply by Chinmoy Roy Jun 2.

Top 10 Reasons to Vote NO on Measure E 5 Replies

Started by Kathy McDonald in Election 2014. Last reply by Stanley De Passos May 10.

Measure E Math--60% overrun?

Started by Kathy McDonald in City Government & Planning May 4.

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