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Last updated 12/27/2018 at 7:41pm



There were many voters here in Menifee that were watching the vote counting every day just like yourself. Fifteen years ago, a unified school district petition drive for Menifee was started by Fred Twyman. He asked if I would help direct this effort and lead the signature drive to help get this effort to forefront of local politics. We did, and we were somewhat successful. That was 15 years ago before Menifee became a city.

We just lost our chance to become a K-12 or unified school district with the approval of bond measure W. Our debt because of this passage will be too much for the taxpayers of this bond in Menifee to move forward toward a unification. How in this day and age can a state deny one of its largest cities to become a K-12 unified school district? The Menifee voters clearly answered this question but were rebuffed because voters who might not necessarily own property but still get to vote and don’t live in our city voted “yes.” Do Menifee taxpayers really have a say? No. Measure W won by 350 votes out of 45,000 total votes and 29,000 of these votes came from Menifee.

Dale Shiffler

Menifee

“No on W” committee leader

 

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