Burbank voters are weighing two distinctly different proposals this election season that carry the same name, “Measure S.” How could such a confusing turn of events come about?
We're told it's by accident.
At about the same time Burbank Unified School District moved forward on a $110-million bond vote in hopes of improving its schools, the city decided to ask voters to approve a special tax on trash and sewer bills to subsidize those fees for low-income seniors and disabled people. It was only after both measures were given identical names and it was too late to turn back that it occurred to civic leaders there could be a problem.
This begs the question: Do our school and city officials communicate effectively with one another when they're planning to ask the residents to dig a little deeper into their pockets?