21 women and 10 men.
There were about 60 at the first meeting.
There were only two of us at our front and center table. Naturally, we were encouraged to move to tables where there could be more interaction.
One lady invited us over, saying there were too many college people at her table.
So, the number of non-college people and non-members of the organizing committee there were at the tables had to be pretty slim.
The topic was finances.
You can look at the slide above (click to enlarge any image), which compares
a one penny (per $100 of assessed valuation) increase in property tax rate bringing in $962,305
a $1 per hour tuition increase yielding $112,794.
I learned one compares comparables to comparables.
A 1% hike in tuition would bring in about $101,000.
So, from an “issue framing” point of view, I thought the presentation was slanted toward raising taxes.
More on finances tomorrow.