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Tell Jay Obernolte and Howard Jarvis Where They Can Put AB-2848!
March 29, 2018

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

What we're talking about is the latest brain-child of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and its ally in the assembly, Jay Obernolte (AD-33, Hesperia).

In snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, these "honorable men" (Antony's speech, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene 2) have caved to the school bonds cartel.

The previous incarnation of Elections Code 13119 (AB-195), explicitly expanded the scope of the law to include bond measures. The gutted and amended AB-2848 removes both of those mandates.

The official line is that it's impossible to implement. As my grandmother used to say, that's a bunch of dreck. Impossible? How is it then, that every single one of the 40 school bond measures on the June 2018 ballot either fully or substantially comply with the 13119(b)? One school bond measure, at the loss of 5 more deceptive words, even complies with 13119(a).

The fact is that the school bonds cartel was caught off-guard by the change. It takes away valuable real estate (between 13 and 25 words) from the argumentive, deceptive, false, and misleading ballot question that is the only thing the voters see when they vote.

Obernolte and Jarvis are spinning that the mandate is impossible to comply with. Really? Then how did all 40 bond measures on the June 2018 ballot either completely or substantially comply with 13119(b)? That subsection requires tax rate information to be included in the statement. This requires about 10 words and thus removes that number from the crap that bond counsel write into these statements. I couldn't be happier with that.

Why did only one of the 40 bond ballot measure statements comply with 13119(a)? That subsection brackets every measure with five additional words: "Shall the measure (measure synopsis) be adopted?" I guess bond counsel thought they could get away with that. Or did they get direct communication from registrars that it wouldn't be enforced? The latter could be an interesting aspect of what's going on.

Site members can see a complete list of the June ballot statements.

The following table, for site members with Level 4 access, shows the language that would be removed if AB-2848 is enacted into law. You decide.

Tax Rate Language for Bond Measures
June 2018 Primary Election
#CountyMeasureWordsTax Rate Info
This language appears in June 2018 school bond measure statements because of the change to Elections Code 13119(b) enacted as a result of AB-195.
* 23 ballot measure statements use the non-specific duration clause "while bonds are outstanding" or "through maturity." I assert that these phrases do not comply with the law and must either include a quantity of years or the year of maturity for the last bond issue.
The shortest, fully-compliant language comes in at 15 words. Any competent bond counsel could likely comply using approximately 15 words.
#1.AlamedaB21 *raising an average of $8_000_000 annually for bonds while bonds remain outstanding from rates estimated at $0.06 per $100 assessed valuation
#2.FresnoB20 *averaging $421_000 annually as long as bonds are outstanding at a rate of approximately 6 cents per $100 assessed value
#3.HumboldtC19 *generating on average $149_000 annually for issued bonds through maturity from levies of approximately $0.03 per $100 assessed value
#4.HumboldtD19 *generating on average $111_000 annually for issued bonds through maturity from levies of approximately $0.03 per $100 assessed value
#5.HumboldtE17raising approximately $319_000 annually through 2053 at a rate of 3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation
#6.HumboldtG20 *averaging $645_000 annually as long as bonds are outstanding at a rate of approximately 3 cents per $100 assessed value
#7.ImperialZ23 *raising an average of $656_000 annually to repay issued bonds through final maturity from levies of approximately $0.098 per $100 of assessed valuation
#8.InyoK18 *projected tax rates of 6 per $100 of taxable value while bonds are outstanding (averaging approximately $400_000 annually)
#9.InyoL20 *projected tax rates of 6.0 per $100 of taxable value while bonds are outstanding (generating on average approximately $325_000 annually)
#10.Kern_E20 *averaging $900_000 annually as long as bonds are outstanding at a rate of approximately 5.7 cents per $100 assessed value
#11.Kern_W15 *averaging $3_000_000 raised annually for bonds through maturity, rates of approximately 2.5/$100 assessed value
#12.Los AngelesBH17 *levy on average 4.4 cents/$100 assessed value, $23_700_000 annually for school repairs while bonds are outstanding
#13.Los AngelesHSD14 *levy on average 3 cents/$100 assessed value ($3_000_000 annually) while bonds are outstanding
#14.Los AngelesW19projected tax rates of 1.9 per $100 of assessed valuation, estimated levies averaging $2.1 million annually through approximately 2042
#15.MercedX15raising on average 4.3 cents/$100 of assessed value ($3_800_000 annually) for approximately 35 years
#16.MonoA24estimated repayment amounts averaging $3_675_000 raised annually for approximately 33 years, projected tax rates of 4 to 6 cents per $100 of assessed valuation
#17.MontereyG25raising between $1.0 to $2.5 million annually for 27 years to repay bonds from tax levies estimated at 6 cents per $100 of assessed valuation
#18.MontereyI13 *levy approximately 6 cents/$100 assessed value ($12_500_000 annually) while bonds are outstanding
#19.NevadaD20with projected tax rates of 2.4 per $100 of taxable value, estimated average levies of $1.05 million through approximately 2051
#20.PlacerE15 *levy/collect on average 1.7 cents/$100 assessed value ($18_000_000 annually) while bonds are outstanding
#21.San JoaquinC21 *an average tax levy of 4.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation while bonds are outstanding (averaging $10.8 million per year)
#22.San MateoJ22 *with an average tax levy of 0.7 cents per $100 of assessed valuation while the bonds are outstanding ($2.3 million per year)
#23.San MateoM22 *raising the amount needed each year to repay bonds while outstanding, at an estimated rate of $52 per $100_000 of assessed value
#24.San MateoO20raising an estimated $3_450_000 annually for approximately 33 years at projected rates of three cents per $100 of assessed valuation
#25.San MateoR14 *levy on average 3 cents/$100 assessed value ($4_900_000 annually) while bonds are outstanding
#26.San MateoS25averaging an estimated $3.95 million in taxes raised annually for approximately 32 years at projected tax rates of 3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation
#27.Santa BarbaraQ201815levy/collect approximately $0.06 per $100 assessed value (estimated $7 million annually) through approximately 2054
#28.Santa ClaraE19averaging $18 million raised annually for bonds until approximately 2039, from rates estimated at $0.03 per $100 assessed valuation
#29.Santa CruzP19generating on average $158_000 annually through 2048 for bonds from levies of approximately 3 cents per $100 assessed value
#30.Santa CruzR14 *levy on average 3 cents/$100 assessed value ($670_000 annually) while bonds are outstanding
#31.ShastaB19raising an estimated $420_000 - $2_700_000 annually through approximately 2052 at a projected rate of $0.03 per $100 assessed value
#32.SonomaA21 *averaging $4.9 million annually as long as bonds are outstanding at a rate of approximately 3 cents per $100 assessed value
#33.SonomaC20with estimated repayment amounts averaging $590_000 raised annually through 2051, projected tax rates of 3 per $100 of assessed valuation
#34.StanislausV14 *levy on average 6 cents/$100 assessed value ($2_600_000 annually) while bonds are outstanding
#35.SutterY15 *levy approximately 3 cents/$100 assessed value, generating approximately $260_000 annually while bonds are outstanding
#36.VenturaA25raising between $____ to $____ million annually for ____ years to repay bonds from tax levies estimated at ____ cents per $100 of assessed valuation
#36.VenturaA20estimated annual repayments averaging $20 million for 31 years, projected tax rates of 3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation
#37.VenturaB16raising between $1_300_000 and $3_300_000 annually at a rate of approximately $0.03 per $100 assessed value
#38.VenturaC17raising between $4_400_000 - $10_800_000 annually through 2048 at a rate of approximately $0.03 per $100 assessed value
#39.YubaG15 *levy/collect on average $0.12/$100 of assessed value ($1_050_000 annually) while bonds are outstanding

Talking Points

Let's let Obernolte and HJTA know that we don't approve of their spinelessness.

During April Fools' week, April 1 to April 7, let's call the offices of both and let them know that you want them to drop AB-2848. Do you have more juice than the cartel? Let's see what we can stir up.

Call, e-mail, tweet.

Deep six AB-2848!

We don't appreciate AB-2848!

Jay Obernolte
Capitol Office
Phone: 916-319-2033
E-mail Web Site
Let Obernolte know that he can't hide under his desk.
District Office
Phone: 760-244-5277
Campaign Office
Phone: 760-553-3028
E-mail Web Site
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Sacramento Office
Jon Coupal
Phone: 916-444-9950 x101
E-mail
Let Howard Jarvis know that it's lost sight of #Prop13 taxpayers.
Los Angeles Office
Susan Shelly
Phone: 213-384-9656 x302
E-mail

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