Big Bad California School Bonds on November 2018 Ballots -- California School Bonds Clearinghouse
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November 2018 School Ballot Measures

November 2018 Ballot Measures

This is a preliminary list of big bad California school bond measures on the June 2018 ballot around the state.

Are they all bad?

My criteria is simple. It's the California Constitution, Article XIII-A, Section 1(b)(3)(B). Is the measure a "list of the specific school facility projects to be funded?" Not a single one of these bonds meet that criteria. It's not an accident. A small set of lawyers that write the measures tell the districts NOT to put the list in the measure. That's a direct violation of the lawyer's oath to support the California Constitution and the State Bar of California's Rules of Professional Conduct. (Amazing what huge amounts of money does to people, isn't it?)

In fact, it's also likely a conspiracy between bond counsel and the district to commit fraud on the public because bond counsel (due to its contingency contract) and the district both want the 55% voter approval level, but the district doesn't want to commit to a specific list which might lead to, heaven forbid, true oversight or even lawsuits.

That doesn't absolve the district, but it does condemn the lawyers, usually bond counsel. These bond counsel are all members of the school bonds cartel. If you think this is outrageous, I have a plan, but you have to Sign Up to get into the protected areas of this site to participate. (See The Art of War.)

Until the argument and rebuttal filing deadlines have passed, this is a collaborative, private page for members only. By collaboration, I mean that YOU are helping to fill in the missing information for each measure. You must be reliable in your research. There is no room for error.

It's pretty simple. TANSTAAFL. You exchange your help in researching for access to this page.

The information must be provided in a specific form. Sending e-mail messages with random information creates more work than it's worth. It's just too much work for me, with everything else I'm doing, to try and analyze an e-mail message. It likely takes me more time to parse and verify a message than it does to do the research from scratch.

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Here's the quick rundown.

Prop 39 (55%) Bonds
November 6, 2018 Ballot
Courtesy of California School Bonds Clearinghouse
+- County Measure School / College Bond Amt. Tax Amt. Ratio Adopted Arg/Reb Due Args
Click the Measure link for full details on the measure.
Measure letters preceded by an underscore (_) have not yet been officially filed or assigned. They are listed based on board agendas or news reports.
Election Day: 2018-11-06
+ Kings _B Corcoran Joint Unified       / --------
+ Los Angeles _A Mt. San Antonio CCD $250,000,000       / --------
+   _B Bassett Unified       / --------
+   _G Pasadena Area CCD $888,000,000       / --------
+   _M Glendora Unified $98,000,000   $178,532,415  1.822   / --------
+   _SM San Marino Unified $148,000,000   $217,000,000  1.466   / --------
+   _AAD Acton-Agua Dulce Unified       / --------
+ Marin _T Tamalpais Union High $450,000,000       / --------
+ Monterey _B North Monterey County Unified $36,000,000   $72,457,500  2.013   / --------
+ Orange _K Brea-Olinda Unified $148,000,000   $288,000,000  1.946   / --------
+   _M Capistrano Unified $889,000,000   $1,839,767,626  2.069   / --------
+   _SA Santa Ana Unified $200,000,000       / --------
+ Sacramento _B Twin Rivers Unified (SFID) $140,000,000   $338,000,000  2.414   / --------
+   _C Twin Rivers Unified $148,000,000   $364,000,000  2.459   / --------
+ San Bernardino _B Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified       / --------
+ San Diego _C Sweetwater Union High       / --------
+   _E Del Mar Union Elementary $133,000,000       / --------
+   _SB South Bay Union $18,000,000   $31,000,000  1.722  Apr-19 / --------
+   _RSF Rancho Santa Fe Elementary       / --------
-- San Luis Obispo _AH Allan Hancock Joint CCD (See Santa Barbara)         --------
+ Santa Barbara _AH Allan Hancock Joint CCD $75,000,000      Jun-15 / --------
+ Santa Clara _M Milpitas Unified $300,000,000       / --------
+   _W West Valley-Mission CCD       / --------
+   _SC Santa Clara Unified       / --------
-- Santa Cruz _W West Valley-Mission CCD (See Santa Clara)         --------
-- Solano _D Davis Joint Unified (See Yolo)         --------
+   _VC Vallejo City Unified $194,000,000       / --------
+ Trinity _TA Trinity Alps Unified       / --------
+ Ventura _B Mesa Union Elementary $6,300,000       / --------
--   _AH Allan Hancock Joint CCD (See Santa Barbara)         --------
+ Yolo _A Woodland Joint Unified       / --------
+   _D Davis Joint Unified       / --------
  16 28 Election Totals $4,121,300,000 $3,328,757,541 1.989     AN: 0
  16 28 Grand Totals $4,121,300,000 $3,328,757,541 1.989     AN: 0

Parcel Tax and other Tax Measures
November 6, 2018 Ballot
Courtesy of California Bond Defense Clearinghouse
County Measure School / College Tax Type Bond/Tax Amt. Tax Desc. Approval
Contra Costa _MP Martinez Unified parcel tax     two-thirds
_WCP West Contra Costa Unified parcel tax $7,700,000   two-thirds
Los Angeles _CCP Culver City Unified parcel tax     two-thirds
Marin _TP Tamalpais Union High parcel tax     two-thirds
Santa Clara _MHP Morgan Hill Unified parcel tax     two-thirds
Solano _DP Davis Joint Unified (See Yolo)      
Yolo _DP Davis Joint Unified parcel tax     two-thirds


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