Issuing these bonds would raise $23 million to purchase and protect green space in Tiburon for public use.
Admittedly, bonds are a regressive way to raise funds that saddle the public with debt and bring Wall Street into managing our democracy, and we would prefer for public open spaces to be fully funded. However, our communities have long suffered from unfair tax rules that favor millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations. That’s why we support fair, equitable taxes — for budgets that will fully and reliably ensure our children will inherit quality public education and public services, no matter what they look like or where they come from. In the meantime, we need to ensure that our communities have access to the resources they need, and this bond is a necessary step to do that.