Craigslist: “Chico Area Recreation and Park District is working towards getting Measure A passed”

26 Feb

I found this ad on Chico craigslist, and then I found it on the CSU Chico School of Social Work website. See where it says, “Chico Area Recreation and Park District is working towards getting Measure A passed.” 

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https://www.csuchico.edu/swrk/resources/employment-opportunities.shtml

PHONE BANK OPERATOR

Posting Date: January 21, 2020

Job Title: Telephone Bank Operator

Job Description:

YES FOR SAFE CHICO PARKS & RECREATION is looking for students to work phone banks immediately. Chico Area Recreation and Park District is working towards getting Measure A passed, Measure A is a parcel tax on the March ballot which will build a competitive pool, a large gymnasium, turf fields, restrooms and more. Three hours a night, minimum wage.

For more information at Yes on A for Chico Parks(opens in new window)

To Apply: Visit website above and submit contact form with contact information to be reached back

 

As I’ve said before, it’s illegal for a public agency to spend money or use any public resources (including people, equipment, websites, etc) to work toward passage of a tax measure. 

Maybe it’s just a typo. 

Read beyond where it says, “Measure A is a parcel tax on the March ballot which will build a competitive pool, a large gymnasium, turf fields, restrooms and more.”  You think they can build all that with just $3 million a year? Did you read the article in the ER – Laura Urseny reported that CARD will use the proceeds from the parcel tax to secure a $36 million bond. $2 million of the $3 million they mention in this ad will go to pay the interest or “debt service” on the bond.  So, I guess what they didn’t mention in the text below is that these projects will not be built in either yours or your childrens’ life time. 

This Measure A campaign has been dirty and deceptive. The ballot text was purposefully misleading.  Don’t reward that with a Yes vote, put them back in their place with a solid NO ON A. 

2 Responses to “Craigslist: “Chico Area Recreation and Park District is working towards getting Measure A passed””

  1. Scott Rushing February 26, 2020 at 4:05 pm #

    WOW!

    Good catch.

    Where is the ChicoER investigative reporting team????…… This is a rhetorical question.

    On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:56 PM Chico Taxpayers Association wrote:

    > Juanita Sumner posted: ” I found this ad on Chico craigslist, and then I > found it on the CSU Chico School of Social Work website. See where it says, > “Chico Area Recreation and Park District is working towards getting Measure > A passed.” Employment Opportunities – Schoo” >

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