Party officials choose not to vote for upcoming $300 million
The William S. Hart High School District is hoping to pass
Measure SA, which is a $300 million bond the district says will help bring a
new high school to Castaic and modernizations to older schools.
Now, the 38th Assembly District Republican Central Committee
has abstained from voting on an endorsement motion, thus putting any
possibility of an endorsement before the November 4th election.
This follows a ballot statement filed two weeks ago by a
parent group called the Measure V Citizens Oversight Committee that opposes
Measure SA. The group is lead by several parents who watch over funds from the
Hart District’s previous bond, Measure V, which was passed seven years
“This should send a message to other Republicans in Santa
Clarita Valley. Taxpayers should look carefully at this new bond and they
will realize all these projects were promised in Measure V. We need more
accountability and parental input,” declared Joe Messina a member of the
Measure V Citizens Oversight Committee and co-chair of Measure V Parents for
Phil Ellis, president of the Measure V Citizens Oversight
Committee and co-chair of the Measure V Parents for Reform stated, “After the
Hart District’s pathetic record of spending Measure V money, I am not surprise
that the Republican Party refused to endorse Measure SA.”
When the ballot statement was filed, KHTS spoke to Hart
District Jaime Castellanos, who addressed the opposition group’s claims. Read
that article by clicking here.