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Special District

La Mesa Spring Valley School District
Measure V Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required

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Election Results

Passing

42,311 votes yes (63.3%)

24,497 votes no (36.7%)

To repair old, outdated classrooms and school facilities, fix deteriorating roofs, plumbing and electrical systems, improve student safety and campus security, and upgrade classrooms, labs, facilities and technology to support achievement in science, math, reading, technology, arts and engineering, shall the La Mesa + Spring Valley School District measure authorizing $136,000,000 in bonds at legal rates be adopted, levying approximately 2.4 cents per $100 assessed value ($7,879,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with citizen oversight and all money staying local?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

A “YES” vote is in favor of authorizing the District to issue and sell $136,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

NO vote means

A “NO” vote is against authorizing the District to issue and sell $136,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

Impartial analysis / Proposal

Source: Office of the San Diego County Counsel

LA MESA-SPRING VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOND ELECTION

COUNTY COUNSEL IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS

This measure was placed on the ballot by the governing board of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District (“District”). This measure, if approved by 55% of the qualified electors voting on this measure, will authorize the District to issue and sell general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $136,000,000. If approved, the bonds may be issued in several series and may mature in 40 years or such shorter period as determined by the District Board. The interest rate on the bonds could not exceed statutory limits.

Approval of this measure will authorize a levy on the assessed value of taxable property within the District in an amount needed to pay the principal and interest on the bonds each year the bonds are outstanding. The Tax Rate Statement submitted by the District estimates the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue is $26.00 for every $100,000 of assessed valuation and the total debt service, including principal and interest, required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold is approximately $260,000,000. These amounts are estimates. Actual amounts may vary depending on the timing of sales, amount of bonds sold at each sale, and assessed valuation.

Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this measure can only be used for purposes described in the full text of this measure and as permitted by State law. Approval of this measure does not guarantee that any or all of the proposed projects identified by the District will be funded by the sale of the bonds. The District’s proposal for certain projects may assume receipt of matching State funds subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

The California Constitution permits property taxes, above the standard 1% limitation, to be levied upon real property to pay the principal and interest 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 the issuance of the bonds in this measure subject to these legal requirements.

A “YES” vote is in favor of authorizing the District to issue and sell $136,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

A “NO” vote is against authorizing the District to issue and sell $136,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

Tax rate

David Feliciano, Superintendent, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District / San Diego Registrar of Voters

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Arguments FOR

PENDING - As of 9/20/2020, this measure's official arguments were not yet available from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

Arguments AGAINST

PENDING - As of 9/20/2020, this measure's official arguments were not yet available from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

More information

News (1)

Three school bond measures are on the Nov. 3 ballot in East County — October 20, 2020 San Diego Union Tribune
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Who supports or opposes this measure?

Yes on Measure V

Organizations (2)

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No on Measure V

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