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Free City College in San Francisco

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:03 AM

There is some odd numbers floating around with this. Perhaps it should be in the conspiracy forum, we'll see.

The city’s contribution will also provide $250 a semester to full-time, low-income students who already receive a state-funded fee waiver. They will be able to use the money to pay for books, transportation, school supplies and health fees. Part-time students with fee waivers will get $100 a semester for the same purpose.

Prop. W is expected to raise $44 million annually, with most going into the city’s general fund. The new deal will send $5.4 million of that to students — not to City College — for their fees. Of that, $2.1 million a year for two years has been committed to students for their free education at City College, after which the allocation would have to be renewed by the city. The remainder will go to the students who already have fee waivers.

Will be worth it to see if this does in fact produce more graduates or produce more debt. As I understand it, SF is a very expensive place to live.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:10 AM
How can a city with such a high tax rate,so deep in debt, pay for it?

If Trump cuts of federal funding due to "Sanctuary City" status, how does that further impact this plan?

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:12 AM
a reply to: JinMI

It doesn't matter how many graduates it produces if

(1) The quality of education was very low

(2) They were indoctrinated, not educated

(3) They still can't find a job, even with their free degree

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:13 AM
a reply to: abe froman

I think that's where the title and the story collide.

44 Mill - 5.1 mil = The General Fund

It doesn't look like this will put kids through school nor does it provide the school with the monies directly.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:15 AM

Shall the City increase the transfer tax rate for sales of residential and commercial properties from 2% to 2.25% for sales from $5 million up to $10 million; from 2.5% to 2.75% for sales from $10 million up to $25 million; and from 2.5% to 3% for sales of $25 million or more?

That was the ballot question. No regard to what the monies would go to.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:19 AM
a reply to: Ameilia

Sure, I agree.

However the point that I'm trying to make is the way the money is allocated and it doesn't seem like an operation that is on the up and up let alone within the best interests of the students.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:25 AM
Should fail and fall apart rather quickly I'd think! California is really going off the rails. I guess if you an illegal immigrant you'll get right into college.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:26 AM
a reply to: WUNK22

With the passing of the proposal, they've just figured out how to print money.

Again, not to the benefit of college students.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:30 AM
a reply to: JinMI

California is horribly budgeted. I have doubts this will even work, and if it does work, I do not think it will be overly beneficial to the majority of graduates. Sorry if I drifted a bit on my previous post.

California cannot pay their pensions (CalPERS):
Mercury News (CA)
Fox & Hounds (CA)

California is so desperate, they are trying to collect taxes from former residents:
Green Back Tax Services

California has been losing residents for years as people flee the craziness:

Yeah, CNN blows as a source, use Google if you want another one.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:33 AM
By Charter, the UC system is free for California's students. But it's not, because reality and California. Feel good laws only hurt in the long term.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:34 AM
a reply to: Ameilia

Aside from the large disparity between the tax revenue of the proposal and what is actually paid out for students, the money goes to the student and not the school. Hoop jumping has never been an expedient course.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:38 AM
It's not going to be free, someone is going to pay for it. I heard on the news that they were going to tax house sales or something. I just got the tail end of it so I am not sure what it said.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:39 AM
a reply to: rickymouse

The story and proposal are linked above.

Everyone but the general fund loses.

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 02:05 AM
Well San Francisco sued Trump over his order to end federal funding to sanctuary cities. San Francisco receives about a billion dollars in federal funds annually. That accounts for 1/10 of the cities budget.

Nothing is ever free and socialism does not work. Does the "free" college apply to illegals also?

San Francisco Sues Trump for Withholding Money From Sanctuary Cities
edit on 8-2-2017 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 02:10 AM
a reply to: Xcathdra

Not surprised.

Aren't they going to soon start spelling San Francisco
P-E-L-O-S-I ?

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 04:19 AM
a reply to: JinMI

Dumbass liberal's at it again,Brown announced a 127 million deficit,but libtards don't work,no idea how hard it is to support a family,because most live with parents,no idea how life is

posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 07:32 AM
San Francisco is a destination, no one ends up there by random happenstance. Those for whom it is a destination, are fully aware of the costs so there is little in the way of sticker shock.

It is one of, if not 'THE' Premier city for everything 'Reprobate' in America. I doubt any other city even comes close, well maybe New Orleans.

There is little hope for a return to California's former prosperity, their illegal population sucking every penny out of the system which is estimated at ELEVEN to THIRTEEN MILLION by most accounts. Their tax laws driving hoards of businesses to leave the state.

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