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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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Special District

Bonsall Unified School District
Measure EE Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required

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Election Results

Failed

3,321 votes yes (42.5%)

4,491 votes no (57.5%)

100% of precincts reporting (33/33).

8,400 ballots counted.

To improve the quality of education; improve safety and security on all campuses; construct a new high school to reduce student overcrowding; renovate/replace track and field structures and facilities; shall Bonsall Unified School District issue $38,000,000 of bonds at legal rates, levy approximately 3.75 cents/$100 assessed value, generating approximately $2,300,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, with annual audits, independent citizens' oversight, NO money for salaries and all money staying local?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

A "YES" vote is a vote in favor of authorizing the District to issue and sell $38,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

NO vote means

A "NO" vote is a vote against authorizing the District to issue and sell $38,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

Impartial analysis / Proposal

San Diego County Counsel

This measure was placed on the ballot by the governing board of the Bonsall Unified School District ("District"). This measure, if approved by 55% of the votes cast on the measure, will authorize the District to issue and sell $38,000,000 in general obligation bonds. The sale of these bonds by the District is for the purpose of raising money for the District, and represents a debt of the District. In exchange for the money received from bondholders, the District promises to pay the bondholders an amount of interest for a certain period of time, and to repay the bonds on the expiration date. 

Voter approval of this measure will also authorize an annual tax to be levied upon the taxable property within the district. The purpose of this tax is to generate sufficient revenue to pay interest on the bonds as it becomes due and to provide a fund for payment of the principal on or before maturity.

Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this measure may be used by the District for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities.

The interest rate on any bond, which is established at the time of bond issuance, could not exceed 12% per annum. The final maturity date of any bond could be no later than 40 years after the date the bonds are issued, as determined by the District.

The tax authorized by this measure is consistent with the requirements of the California Constitution. The California Constitution permits property taxes, above the standard 1% limitation, to be levied upon real property to pay the interest and redemption charges on any bonded indebtedness for, among other things, the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, when approved by 55% of the voters if:

(1) the proceeds from the sale of the bonds are used only for the purposes specified,
(2) the District evaluates safety, class size reduction, and information technology needs to approve a list of specific projects to be funded,
(3) the District conducts an annual, independent performance audit to ensure funds have been expended on the specific projects listed, and
(4) the District conducts an annual, independent financial audit of bond proceeds.

Additionally, if the bond measure is approved, state law requires the District to establish an independent citizens' oversight committee. The District has made this ballot measure subject to these legal requirements.

Approval of this measure does not guarantee that the specific projects listed by the District will be funded by the sale of the bonds.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Read the proposed legislation

Proposed legislation

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The text of this measure will be entered into Voter's Edge by a League of Women Voters volunteer, using a PDF version of a sample ballot prepared by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

To find your own sample ballot version, containing all the candidates and measures on your own ballot, please use the ROV's sample ballot look-up tool at https://www2.sdcounty.ca.gov/rov/Eng/ballot.asp .

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Who supports or opposes this measure?

Yes on Measure EE
Organizations (0)
Elected & Appointed Officials (0)
No on Measure EE

Organizations (3)

Elected & Appointed Officials (0)

More information

Contact Info

Yes on Measure EE
Safe and Strong Bonsall Schools, FPPC# 1407417
No on Measure EE
Voters Against Wasteful School Bonds - No On EE
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