Twelve years ago, we moved to Piedmont to provide our children with access to one of the best public schools in the country. What has continued to delight us and enrich our lives has been the wonderful community surrounding the excellent schools.
Our children have thrived not only because Piedmont Unified School District continues to provide an excellent education, but because our family, in the company of our neighborhood friends, has been able to enjoy the many amenities of Piedmont: the Harvest Festivals in Piedmont Park, the annual 4th of July Parades, the Cub Scout Egg Drop thanks to the Piedmont Fire Department; the Piedmont Police Department responding and following up on a road safety call; the Fire Department providing the all clear for our home carbon monoxide alarm, twice, in the middle of the night; street sweeping, tree trimming, the list goes on.
As our children seek greater independence as teenagers, we can only bear to let them wander around town because we know that we have access to a Police and Fire Department that will respond should the need arise. These services are important to our family. For all these reasons, we are voting to renew the existing parcel tax by casting a YES vote for Measure Y.
Sue Lin and Reuben Rivera
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