Vote Yes on Fresno County Measure K - 2016 general Election
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Commentary on Measure K

Are you sure you want vote to support this extravagant measure? It has no accountability.

This campaign was designed by a member of the school bonds cartel. We figured out just the right words to get you to you to open up your checkbook.

We'd also like to introduce you to our partners -- bond lawyers, brokers, wealthy investors, architects, management firms, construction companies, and trade unions. We all stand to make a ton of money on these bonds. Our profits come right off the top, before a penny is actually spent on improving the facilities.

We're not just doing it for the money. We like to show off our work in Architectural Digest and other places where the rich and famous congregate.

Remember, we've taken a lot of risk. We gave money to get your governing board members elected, so they'd be sure to remember us when we came around for a hand-out later.

It's just business-as-usual, here in sunny Corruptifornia.

Please don't read the fine print. That's just put in by the lawyers to make what we're going to do to for you legal.

When you see highlighting in the documents below, it to see the commentary.

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Measure K Question

"Kerman Unified School District General Obligation Bond Measure. In order to upgrade classrooms and science labs to keep pace with educational technology and support student achievement in math, science, engineering and skilled trades; acquire land and construct new classrooms to reduce overcrowding at existing schools; replace aging portables with permanent classrooms; and improve student safety and campus security systems, shall Kerman Unified School District issue $27 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all money locally-controlled?"

Bonds—Yes Bonds—No

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Impartial Analysis for Measure K

KERMAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOVEMBER 2016 BOND MEASURE

(IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS BY COUNTY COUNSEL PURSUANT TO
SECTION 9500 OF THE ELECTIONS CODE)

Voter approval of this Measure will authorize the governing board of the Kerman Unified School District (the "District") to issue and sell bonds in the maximum amount of Twenty-seven Million Dollars ($27,000,000.00), bearing interest at legal rates and with maturity dates within the legal limits. The bond proceeds may be expended to construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate or replace school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities within the District.

The Bond Project List in Exhibit A ("List") in the Measure describes the specific projects the District proposes to finance with proceeds from the sale of the bonds. The District may only use bond proceeds for the purposes specified in the Measure. The bond proceeds may not be used for any other purpose, including teacher or administrator salaries or other school operating expenses. Inclusion of a project on the List does not guarantee the project will be funded or completed.

This Measure would require annual independent performance and financial audits of the use of bond proceeds including annual report(s) to the governing board. In addition, a citizens' oversight committee will be established to ensure that bond proceeds are properly expended.

Information regarding the estimated tax rate to repay these bonds is found in the "Tax Rate Statement" prepared by the District. The projected tax rate is a best estimate from official sources. The actual tax rate necessary to pay the Bond Measure may vary depending on factors identified in the Tax Rate Statement.

The Measure makes no change to existing law and must be approved by at least 55% of the eligible votes cast or the bonds will not be issued. This Measure was placed on the ballot by order of the governing board of the District.

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DANIEL C. CEDERBORG
Fresno County Counsel

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Measure K Notice of Election

NOTICE OF DATE FIXED FOR SUBMITTING ARGUMENTS ON THE
KERMAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND MEASURE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all qualified electors in the County of Fresno, California that on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, there will be submitted to the voters the following measure:

"Kerman Unified School District General Obligation Bond Measure. In order to upgrade classrooms and science labs to keep pace with educational technology and support student achievement in math, science, engineering and skilled trades; acquire land and construct new classrooms to reduce overcrowding at existing schools; replace aging portables with permanent classrooms; and improve student safety and campus security systems, shall Kerman Unified School District issue $27 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all money locally-controlled?"

Bonds—Yes Bonds—No

Arguments for or against the measure may be submitted to the Fresno County Clerk/Elections, 2221 Kern St., Fresno, CA 93721, no later than Monday, August 15, 2016. No argument shall exceed 300 words in length. Arguments may be submitted by the legislative body, or any member or members of the legislative body authorized by that body, or any individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measure, or bona fide association of citizens, or any combination of voters and associations. No more than five signatures shall appear with any argument submitted. If an argument is signed by more than five persons, the names of only the first five persons signing, determined by the order in which their signatures appear, shall be printed with the argument.

Only one argument for and one argument against each measure will be selected for printing and distribution to the voters. Preference and priority in selection will be given in the order named: (1) The legislative body, or member or members of the legislative body authorized by that body; (2) The individual voter or bona fide association of citizens, or combination of voters and associations, who are the bona fide sponsors or proponents of the measure; (3) Bona fide associations of citizens; (4) Individual voters who are eligible to vote on the measure. Any argument submitted shall not be changed after August 15, 2016.

ALL ARGUMENTS submitted shall be verified in substantially the following form:

VERIFICATION

The undersigned author(s) of the _______(primary/rebuttal) argument______ (in favor of/against) ballot proposition (name or number) at the ______________(title of election) election for the _____________________ (jurisdiction) to be held on __________(date) hereby state that this argument is true and correct to the best of __________ (his/her/their) knowledge and belief.

Signed________________ Date_______________

Signed________________ Date_______________

Dated: August 3, 2016 Brandi L. Orth
County Clerk/Registrar of Voters

By
Felicia Sandoval
Elections Program Technician

Quienes deseen obtener la version espanola de este aviso legal pueden solicitar una copia de la misma Llamando al Departamento de Elecciones, (559) 600-8683.

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