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The District says it needs $44 million to upgrade food facilities, but it's seeking authority to borrow more than 10 times that amount -- $475 million (that's not a typo). The author of the article, like the the ballot language, neglects to mention that Measure J will saddle households with hundreds of dollars in additional taxes every year for decades. Not only that, if the District's assumptions prove wrong, the taxes could skyrocket down the road. Upgrading the physical conditions of Oakland's schools is a laudable goal. However, the District needs to be more honest with and protective of taxpayers. Since the District has not done so, vote no on Measure J.
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