Letter: Schools' Lobbyist Perhaps Not Necessary Now - Voice of San Diego

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Letter: Schools' Lobbyist Perhaps Not Necessary Now

Schools’ lobbyist seems to be redundant to local representatives
in state Legislsture.

The article “The Schools’ Lobbyist” made me aware that the San Diego Unified School District board employed a government relations director and lobbyist. An expenditure more wisely spent, I could not say. In this article, this lobbyist seems to duplicate our representatives to the state government: assembly members Nathan Fletcher and Toni Atkins and state senator Christine Kehoe. We are paying, collectively, over $300,000/year of our (taxpayers’) money for their services.

I realize the board members would like to have someone at their fingertips, whose sole job would be to act at their direction (“gofer”). It would be interesting/revealing to validate the school district’s staffing requirements in light of the overall funding shortages?

Brian Grieser lives in Carlsbad.

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