Stop the Swap
STOP THE SWAP
SAY NO THE SAN CARLOS SCHOOL BOARD’S PROPOSAL TO EXCHANGE LAND AT ITS TIERRA LINDA SCHOOL FOR LAND ON CRESTVIEW DRIVE
Please only sign this petition if you live in San Carlos, CA, agree that the San Carlos City Council should not approve the San Carlos School Board’s proposal to exchange land on the Tierra Linda school property for land on Crestview Drive and the siting and construction of a charter school at the Crestview Drive property, and understand that your petition information will be delivered to the San Carlos, CA City Council. Your zip code is required to ensure that you are a San Carlos resident, but will not appear on the online signatures page. Limit one signature per name, email address, and/or Facebook account. Thanks, and spread the word!
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, OBJECT TO THE PROPOSAL MADE BY THE SAN CARLOS SCHOOL BOARD TO EXCHANGE LAND ON THE TIERRA LINDA SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR LAND ON CRESTVIEW DRIVE AND THE SITING AND CONSTRUCTION OF A CHARTER SCHOOL AT THE CRESTVIEW DRIVE PROPERTY.
1. The City Council will be exchanging land that a developer recently offered to buy for $18 million for land appraised at only $13 million which amounts to a subsidy of $5 million for the school district that has raised $76 million in abond measure as recently as 2012.
2. The City’s 2014 Capital Improvement Plan does not have funds budgeted for the improvement and maintenance of additional parks/playing fields, which is the use the City proposes for the Tierra Linda land were it to be acquired. In fact, the City’s 2013-2014 budget lists over $76 million in unfunded capital projects.
3. The proposed school will add increased traffic in an area which is already overburdened and cannot accommodate it and inflicting upon the neighborhood additional noise, air pollution and other environmental degradation.
For the reasons set forth above, among others, the undersigned respectfully requests that the City Council not approve the School Board’s proposal and to formally cease further activities associated with the land swap and the siting and construction of a charter school on the Crestview Drive property.