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"four hundred sixteen thousand dollars" Discussed on Making Democracy Work
"Foresee jackson l. unity. Thank you can you speak with. Y'all evening on the string for an issue. Close my bias in that. I've got kids district still. I want them their friends. All the students the staff the faculty everyone to excel and flourish too. So that's my bias. I'm speaking tonight as a private citizen as a physician that sent spent a lot of years in school as taxpayer as well as his dad. I'm one hundred percents invested in the reason. I'm here is just to make sure that the taxpayers have all the information that they need so that they can make a solid informed decision understated not the benefits which are multiple but also cost. Nobody i know by anything without knowing the cost. The manatee sprints district website has done an excellent job with lots of good information on the benefits of the bond. But i think is a significant issue. If you're making purchases affordability the excelled on talk later nor the example of thirteen dollars per month increase under thousand dollars really the whole issue as that only applies to the increase. That's due to the bond. There's other increases in taxes that the fact the property values fourteen to fifteen percent than our district and then the balked adds up to that loosens. Big our total aren't district our haven't seen publicize anywhere currently number ten. On one hundred seventy districts in the state for pool cost on the mill levy if this bond is passed will be the third highest in the state of colorado in of any of the other districts in the face peak region. The real question is how past this bond will. In fact the average home or business owner the hotel semantically springs. Forty nine thousand dollars. That's according to the county got data if anybody that price for their taxes between twenty twenty one in two thousand twenty two will seven hundred dollars per year again. That's the average past which is about a fifty percent increase average commercial property owner with four hundred sixteen thousand dollars business again as the average their taxes will go from about fifty four hundred dollars up eighty three hundred dollars which is twenty nine hundred dollars difference or fifty five percent. The bank of acid. Mr store mentioned earlier. Understood was twenty six point six million dollars in fact. That's the number that the district used to obtain the best friend of also got that anybody wants to see it Actually it ended up getting to a forty three million dollar bond which is totally needle from the states. Dan fighter the bush and really is in the local taxpayers reported. All we needed to do to get the best brand funding of nine million dollars. Which is very important is a seventeen million dollar match. Actually a little bit. Less than total twenty six million dollars would have covered alive if not most of the fruit means the number of students that come from the district within the district has been decreasing every year for the last ten years and now represents less than fifty percent of the student body. The total student body is somewhere in fourteen hundred dollars or less than that. I've not seen or the most recent numbers offer this year's accommodate. The man accused school district. Voters in taxpayers. Have been incredibly generous and they have over this forty. Three million dollar bond is passed bill. C forty six percent increase in their total mill levy over the last seven years at the same time. The district i enrollment has gone down. Eight percent the bond will not do anything for staff or other teachers. Salaries needs versus. Wants is really the question. There's no doubt we have lots of needs. And i've mentioned those before. Did mr stewart. The question is we actually need a new middle school. Do we need it. Last covered bridge that also serves as a media center that goes between the proposed new middle school and the high school. I want to be clear. That voted against foresee is not against children's students or education birendra common sense and fiscally responsible for residential and commercial property owners as we appropriate prioritize. The needs of the school district and students couple of questions for both of you. And then i please address any misconceptions. The tube encountered about the bond issue. This is your chance to impact public understanding. Starting with them stewart. Thank you well. We've been by the way only sent two minutes on then. When one thing that i've heard is is something that jack said. Some people can flake the school bond issue with property assessment increase in both of do increase our taxes. The school board has no control over property tax. Assessor property assessments. So the well. The bond does increase property taxes. The average increase is from. The new bond is about half of what jackets suggesting it is. The other increase has to do with. I the removal of the old bond from in two thousand nine hundred twenty and Also tax assessments. So mr sessions. And i think that the district is an excellent job on their master plan. But i think the misconceptions that all the baseball now that are truly needs rather than once in my shoulder though the difference between needs and wants. And there's something that you want that you just simply can't afford and that's just a fact of life families understand the businesses nonprofits all everybody that has checkbook understands the difference between needs and wants so there are no doubt. There needs misconception. Maybe that i'm against. I'm absolutely not against the bond. I the tours with with the superintendent and And there are definitely some absolute needs to take place but saying that we needed in middle school or in the picture. They're beautiful suspended media center across for the buses go. It's hard for me to just by that as a need be needed. It the usoc museum which is a beautiful place. You have needs that are based on educating our students in that's really in my opinion the primary objective of this question for both of you starting jack how will not approve in this affect students staff and leadership. Well that's a that's a great question because certainly the district has invested kind of time and effort. I did this bond a passing. there's no doubt about it and that certainly was a concern of mine Even several months ago that i raised as i in my opinion overreaching in potentially losing these best funds would be very detrimental for the district. Now there's nothing that says we can't come back with another boxer polls next year that maybe is more on is more race is i what interests to be year. I didn't know gas prices would be fifty percent higher this year inflation. You'll get diverged from people who are actually smart. I list was the doctor. Sue proven really not to be smart finances. Predict the future on how that's going to go It would be disappointing. If it didn't pass. I think with all kind of run up but i think it's important that we passed the right issue.
Google's New Guidelines for Employees: No Politics!
"Better faster greener super micro resource-saving server and storage systems with intel zeon scalable processors reduce the cost and environmental impact of your enterprise infrastructure learn more at super micro dot com. This is tech news briefing. I'm j._r. Whalen and the newsroom in new york don't talk politics at a party. If you work at google don't talk politics there either. We'll explain why in a moment first. Let's check in on some tech news journal reporter adam. Jonoski has a story about how hackers are often willing to negotiate after taking hold of data or servers servers ransomware attack more than doubled in the first quarter of two thousand nineteen from a year earlier and the average ransom demand increased to about two hundred and twenty only five thousand dollars in the first quarter of two thousand nineteen. That's up from one hundred and sixteen thousand dollars a year earlier. Also hackers accept payment only in bitcoin or other crypto currencies and that's because it's difficult to trace but hackers often look for any level of payments adam jonoski story points out an the hackers accept a significantly lower payment about eighty percent of the time for certain strains of ransomware for example in one recent incident the hacker set ransom at forty bitcoin or about four hundred sixteen thousand dollars but agreed to seventeen bitcoin or one hundred seventy seven thousand dollars now law enforcement authorities don't punish organizations that pay a ransom but they advised against doing so because they say there's no guarantee that hackers will unlock affected data and paying up emboldens the hackers to go after a new target and a cyber insurer that brokers ransomware demands tells attackers that hacked company can restore computers and data from backups and doesn't need the decryption key from hackers but the companies usually willing to pay for it at a discount because it would speed up the recovery coverage process better faster greener super micro resource-saving server and storage systems with intel zeon scalable processors reduce the cost and environmental impact of your enterprise infrastructure learn more at super micro dot com. It's pretty much. That's a given that to keep the peace at a cocktail party. You should steer clear of discussing politics and the same might be true for the workplace will google is set new guidelines advising implies not to discuss politics or anything else for that matter not related to work and wall street journal reporter. Sara nadelmann is here with some details so sara this might seem my common sense to some the idea of keeping the conversation to work matters but as you point out in your journal story google has been known for a fairly freewheeling internal culture culture right so this is a pretty big about face for the company as long prided itself on having an open debate type of culture very much like a college campus and <hes> employees have formed groups dedicated to a wide range of topics animals rights to women's issues to politics. You name aimed at some point. It's grown to <hes> an issue where people are spending too much time. Debating matters unrelated to their jobs through these internal internal groups there. <hes> discussions happened on line through a chat software program. That's internal and so has gotten out of hand and yeah. The google has this internal message board award system where employees can air their views. The company wants to patrol those a little better exactly up until now they've had employees voluntarily moderating these these message boards to make sure things don't get out of control <hes> and it's <hes> in the past year google said that it's <hes> gotten to a point where they actually need employees to monitor these chatrooms full-time so they're going to have employs dedicated specifically moderating these forums to make sure our <hes> things don't get out of hand in addition getting people back to work is part of this reason an effort to close doors where confidential company information might recount that is another part of it so in the guidelines <hes> they list of <hes> have a bulging list of several things that they want the employees to pay attention to string guidelines on how they should behave during those internal communications and one of those bullets toward the end is indeed reminding people that confidential company information discussed on these farms should remain confidential that has not been happening lately that has really a next on the the senior executives at the company because they're happened. These leaks it'd to be clear. Google isn't banning political conversations altogether but once managers to monitor things if they become disruptive or if there's any sort of informational threat to the company exactly and that's why they're having employees you know do this full-time to make sure those conversations are civill and to make sure that confident formation he's not leaked going forward and so it is a enough that they are going to be hiring full of full time team dedicated to doing just that you know you mentioned google being like a college campus before based on your story seems like google is turning a corner in a maturing process moving from something like a college campus to requiring requiring more responsibility on the part of the employs seems like this is a sea change in motion. It is a c chain emotion. <hes> not necessarily driven by a desire to <hes> be more mature. I would say it's more in response to the behavior. That's happened on those forums. They they said in the past year that this these forms online messaging boards <hes> have grown to a point where employees are not spending enough time time doing the job that they're hired to do but instead are debating one another on whatever is the hot topic of the day and so this is a reaction to bad behavior that they're trying range a curve <hes> not so much a saying you know we just need to grow up. It's really dealing with a problem and trying to solve that north wall street journal reporter sara needle man here in our studio sarah. Thanks for coming on the show and that's your tech news briefing j._r. whalen in new york for the wall street journal.