Vote Yes on Los Angeles County Measure ER - 2016 general Election
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Commentary on Measure ER

VOTER ALERT!

This measure is a Proposition 46 measure requiring two-thirds voter approval. It is written as if it were a Proposition 39 (55%) measure and includes many, many things that are allowable under Proposition 39, but not under Proposition 46. Proposition 46 limits the use of bond proceeds to the "aquisition or improvement of real property." Improvement of real property does not include maintenance and repair. Furthermore, Proposition 39 allows bond funds to be spent on furnishings and equipment which Proposition 46 does not permit.

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 ER Question

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EXHIBIT A

"To modernize/rebuild El Rancho High School for the 21st Century, prepare students for jobs of the future, improve/expand science/career training labs, repair/improve neighborhood schools, including aging classrooms, roofs, restrooms, heating/air conditioning/electrical systems, strengthen school safety/security, and repair/acquire/construct school sites and facilities, shall El Rancho Unified School District issue $200,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring annual audits, citizen oversight and no money for administrator salaries, all funds for local schools?

Bonds – Yes Bonds – No

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Impartial Analysis for Measure ER

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IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE ER

By Mary C. Wickham, County Counsel

Approval of Measure ER ("Measure") would authorize the Board of Education ("Board") of the El Rancho Unified School District ("District"), which placed the Measure on the ballot by Resolution No. 01-2016/2017, to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $200,000,000.

Proceeds from the sale of the bonds authorized by the Measure shall be used only for the purposes specified in the Measure, including, but not limited to, rebuilding and modernizing El Rancho High School; repairing or replacing roofs, wiring, and electrical and plumbing systems; upgrading and installing new security systems, such as alarms, fencing, lighting, and fire-safety systems; upgrading heating and air-conditioning systems; repairing or replacing outdated classrooms, restrooms, labs, and school buildings; removing asbestos and other hazardous materials from older schools; and replacing portable classrooms and restrooms with permanent structures. Bond proceeds may not be expended on teacher and administrator salaries and pensions and other operating expenses.

The Board shall cause independent performance and financial audits to be conducted annually to ensure that bond proceeds are spent only for the projects identified in the Measure. The Board shall cause the appointment of an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee to ensure that all funds are spent only as authorized and in compliance with applicable law.

The maximum rate of interest on any bond shall not exceed the amount allowed by law. According to the District's Tax Rate Statement, the best estimate of the highest tax rate required to fund the bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available when the District filed its Tax Rate Statement, or on a projection based on experience within the District and other demonstrable factors, is $99 per $100,000 of the assessed value of taxable property, which is expected to be the same in each year during the term of repayment of the bonds. Estimated tax rates are based on the assessed value of taxable property on the official tax rolls, not on the property's market value.

This Measure requires a two-thirds (2/3) vote for passage.

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Argument in Favor of Measure ER

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ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE ER

Pico Rivera students deserve the educational opportunities to thrive and compete in our changing world. We have dedicated teachers, staff and students in our schools, but the facilities – especially at El Rancho High School – seriously lack the modern tools, labs and classrooms needed for a 21st Century education.

El Rancho High School has served our community well for over 60 years, but today it's simply inadequate to prepare our students with the skills they need for college and good jobs in the future. We can't teach modern science and math skills using classrooms and labs from 1952.

It's time to transform El Rancho High School – and broaden our students' horizons.

This election is our chance to create a legacy for future generations of Pico Rivera students.

Measure ER will transform El Rancho High School and upgrade our aging and deteriorating elementary and middle schools.

Measure ER will:

  • – Modernize and transform El Rancho High School to 21st-century educational standards
  • – Upgrade our schools to train students with modern skills for jobs of the future
  • – Strengthen El Rancho High's partnerships with local colleges and universities
  • – Repair leaky and aging roofs, remove asbestos and other hazardous materials, upgrade heating and air conditioning and replace outdated plumbing, wiring and sewer systems
  • – Improve school security and safety

Measure ER provides local school funds under local control:

  • – Every penny would be used in Pico Rivera to benefit local students
  • – All spending decisions would be made by our community; state government and LA County would have no say in how our money is spent
  • – No money could be used for administrator salaries
  • – Annual audits and citizen oversight would be required

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ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE ER (Continued)

It's time our students have a high school worthy of our community. Future generations will be grateful for the legacy we create today by passing Measure ER!

MIA LEOS
Science Teacher, El Rancho High School

DELIA ALVIDREZ
Principal, South Ranchito Elementary (Ret.)

MONICA SANCHEZ
Educator

SUSANA RODARTE
Independent Bond Citizens Oversight Committee

CHRISTOPHER CELAYA
Realtor

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Argument Against Measure ER

NO ARGUMENT AGAINST THIS MEASURE WAS SUBMITTED

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Full Text of Measure ER

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EXHIBIT B

FULL TEXT BALLOT PROPOSITION
OF THE EL RANCHO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOND MEASURE ELECTION NOVEMBER 8, 2016

The following is the full proposition presented to the voters by the El Rancho Unified School District.

"To modernize/rebuild El Rancho High School for the 21st Century, prepare students for jobs of the future, improve/expand science/career training labs, repair/improve neighborhood schools, including aging classrooms, roofs, restrooms, heating/air conditioning/electrical systems, strengthen school safety/security, and repair/acquire/construct school sites and facilities, shall El Rancho Unified School District issue $200,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring annual audits, citizen oversight and no money for administrator salaries, all funds for local schools?"

Bonds – Yes Bonds – No

PROJECT LIST

The Board of Education of the El Rancho Unified School District is committed to providing a modern learning environment in local schools with safe, secure and upgraded classrooms which attract and help retain qualified teachers and prepare our students for college and jobs of the future. To that end, the Board evaluated the District's urgent and critical facility needs, including safety issues, enrollment, class size reduction, and technology in developing the scope of projects to be funded, as such are , dated as of December 9, 2014, incorporated herein by reference in its entirety (the "Master Plan"), and available for review on the District's website (www.erusd.org). Therefore, in approving this Project List, the Board of Education determines that the District must:

  1. (i) Make sure District schools have facilities to train students with modern career skills for jobs of the future;
  2. (ii) Modernize and transform El Rancho High School to meet 21st Century educational needs and health and safety standards;
  3. (iii) Make urgent repairs at District schools – repair leaky and aging roofs, remove asbestos and other hazardous materials, upgrade heating and air conditioning and replace outdated plumbing, wiring, and sewer systems; and
  4. (iv) ADHERE TO SPECIFIC FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY SAFEGUARDS such as:
    1. (a) All funds must be spent locally on District schools, and no funds will be spent on administrators' salaries or pensions.
    2. (b) An independent citizens' oversight committee must be appointed to ensure that all funds are spent only as authorized.
    3. (c) All expenditures must be subject to annual independent financial and performance audits.

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The Project List includes the following types of upgrades and improvements at District schools and sites:

Modernization, Safety and Security Projects

Goal and Purpose: Several local schools are deteriorating badly and are in need of repair, including El Rancho High School, which is one of the community's most important institutions and which has served the community well for over 60 years.

This measure will make urgent repairs to modernize school facilities to meet current academic and health and safety standards. This measure will rebuild and modernize El Rancho High School to improve science and technology education and strengthen El Rancho High's partnerships with local colleges and universities.

  • ? Rebuild and modernize El Rancho High School to meet 21st Century educational standards
  • ? , wiring, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • ? Upgrade and install new security systems, such as alarms, fencing, lighting and fire safety systems.
  • ? Upgrade systems.
  • ? Repair or replace outdated classrooms, restrooms, labs and school buildings.
  • ? and other hazardous materials from older schools.
  • ? Replace portable classrooms and restrooms with permanent structures.

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The listed projects will be completed . is assumed to include its share of architectural, engineering, and similar planning and design costs, program/project management, and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs. In addition to the listed projects stated above, the Project List also includes the , environmental studies (including environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring), design and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by construction projects. In addition to the projects listed above, the repair and renovation of each of the existing school facilities may include, but not be limited to, some or all of the following: installation of signage and fencing; repair and renovate student and staff restrooms; repair and replace heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems; upgrade of facilities for energy efficiencies; repair and replace worn-out and deteriorated roofs, windows, floors, walls, doors and drinking fountains; improve school facilities for disability access; install or upgrade shade structures, wiring and electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology and other electrical devices and needs; upgrade or construct classrooms, libraries, labs, cafeterias, visual and performing arts buildings, media centers and support facilities, including administrative, physical education, and central and site kitchens; replace deteriorating portable classrooms with permanent buildings; repair and replace gas, water and sewer systems and lines and plumbing systems, fire alarms, phone systems, emergency communication systems, security systems, doors and locks; resurface or replace hard courts, asphalt, turf and irrigation systems and campus landscaping; improve outdoor learning spaces; expand, improve or relocate parking lots and drop-off/pick-up areas for safety or traffic B-3
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mitigation; acquire land; interior and exterior painting and floor covering; demolition; construct various forms of storage and support spaces and classrooms; repair, upgrade and install interior and exterior lighting systems; improve existing or construct new athletic fields; upgrade or construct support facilities and physical education facilities, including tracks, bleachers, gyms, stadiums, pools, locker rooms; install unitary surfacing in existing playgrounds; and replace outdated security fences and security cameras (including access control systems). The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District's control. Some projects throughout the District may be undertaken as joint use projects in cooperation with other local public or non-profit agencies. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans and construction documents are finalized, construction bids are received, construction contracts are awarded and projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed. Demolition of existing facilities and reconstruction of facilities scheduled for repair and upgrade may occur, if the Board determines that such an approach would be more cost-effective in creating more enhanced and operationally efficient campuses. Necessary site preparation/restoration may occur in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, relocating fire access roads, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property. when performing administrative work on or to bond projects, in accordance with Opinion No. 04-110 of the Attorney General of the State of California.

Bond proceeds shall only be expended for the specific purposes identified herein. The District shall create an account into which proceeds of the bonds shall be deposited and comply with the reporting requirements of California Government Code § 53410.

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THIS BOND HAS MEASURES, INCLUDING:

NO ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES. Proceeds from the sale of the bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher or administrator salaries, pensions and other operating expenses.

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY. THE EXPENDITURE OF BOND MONEY ON THESE PROJECTS IS SUBJECT TO STRINGENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS. BY LAW, PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL AUDITS WILL BE PERFORMED ANNUALLY, AND ALL BOND EXPENDITURES WILL BE MONITORED BY AN INDEPENDENT CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO ENSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT AS PROMISED AND SPECIFIED. THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MUST INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, REPRESENTATION OF A BONA FIDE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION, A BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND A SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION. NO DISTRICT EMPLOYEES OR VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SERVE ON THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

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Measure ER Tax Rate Statement

PR-004926-7 LA 438-063

TAX RATE STATEMENT - MEASURE ER

An election will be held in the El Rancho Unified School District (the "District") on November 8, 2016, to authorize the sale of up to $200,000,000 in bonds of the District to finance school facilities as described in the proposition. If the bonds are approved, the District expects to issue the Bonds in multiple series over time. Principal and interest on the bonds will be payable from the proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400 through 9404 of the California Elections Code.

1. The best estimate of the tax which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the first series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 9.9 cents per $100 ($99 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2017-18.

2. The best estimate of the tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the last series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 9.9 cents per $100 ($99 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2031-32.

3. The best estimate of the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 9.9 cents per $100 ($99 per $100,000) of assessed valuation and is projected to remain approximately the same in each year during the term of repayment of the bonds.

4. The best estimate of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all of the bonds are issued and sold is approximately $382,100,000.

Voters should note that estimated tax rates are based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on the County's official tax rolls, not on the property's market value, which could be more or less than the assessed value. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills and tax advisors to determine their property's assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.

Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply, and the actual total debt service, may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds. The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based

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on need for construction funds and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

Dated: August 8, 2016.

MARTIN GALINDO
Superintendent
El Rancho Unified School District

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Measure ER Agenda Description

Agenda of August 9, 2016 (complete item)

5. NEW BUSINESS - ACTION ITEMS
5.A. SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
5.A.1. Adopt Resolution No. 01-2016/2017 Ordering an Election and Establishing Specifications of the Election Order to authorize the issuance of School Bonds, and requesting consolidation with any other elections occurring on November 8, 2016.
Recommended Motion:
Adopt Resolution No. 01-2016/2017 Ordering an Election and Establishing Specifications of the Election Order to authorize the issuance of School Bonds, and requesting consolidation with any other elections occurring on November 8, 2016.     
Actions:
Motion
Adopt Resolution No. 01-2016/2017 Ordering an Election and Establishing Specifications of the Election Order to authorize the issuance of School Bonds, and requesting consolidation with any other elections occurring on November 8, 2016.     
Passed with a motion by Gabriel Orosco and a second by Jose Lara.
Vote:
Absent Rachel Canchola.
Yes Jose Lara.
Yes Dr. Teresa Merino.
Yes Gabriel Orosco.
Yes Dr. Aurora Villon.
Rationale:

The resolution before the Board calls an election within the District for the purpose of approving general obligation bonds, requests that the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters conduct the election on behalf of the District, and authorizes the preparation of election materials, including ballot arguments and tax rate statement, to be included in the ballot pamphlet.

State law requires the Board of Trustees to order school district bond elections.  The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters will conduct the election on behalf of the District, including publishing all required notices.  This resolution described the projects to be funded with the proceeds of the bonds.  A full description of the projects is included as Exhibit B to the resolution.  A 75-word summary of the measure, as it will appear on the ballot, is also included in the resolution as Exhibit A.  The resolution also authorizes the preparation and filing of a tax rate statement, which must be included in the ballot pamphlet, and describes the anticipated rates of tax throughout the life of the bond issue.  The resolution also authorizes, but does not commit, the Board and/or individual members of the Board to prepare and sponsor a ballot argument in support of the bond measure.  No more than five (5) persons may sign the ballot argument.

This election will be called under constitutional and statutory provisions that require two-thirds (66.6%) voter approval, and certain accountability requirements, including annual independent financial and performance audits of how funds are spent, and the formation of a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.  Following adoption, the resolution (including the signed tax rate statement) must be delivered to the Registrar of Voters and the Board of Supervisors.  State law requires that 2/3rd of a school board support the resolution calling an election for bonds. At least four (4) Board members must vote “Yes” in order to call the election.

 
Attachments:
8-5-16 Resolution No. 1-2016/2017
5.A.2. Adopt Resolution No. 02-2016/2017 Calling for a November 8, 2016 Election for a School Parcel Tax.
Recommended Motion:
Adopt Resolution No. 02-2016/2017 Calling for a November 8, 2016 Election for a School Parcel Tax.
Actions:
Motion
Adopt Resolution No. 02-2016/2017 Calling for a November 8, 2016 Election for a School Parcel Tax.
Passed with a motion by Dr. Teresa Merino and a second by Jose Lara.
Vote:
Absent Rachel Canchola.
Yes Jose Lara.
Yes Dr. Teresa Merino.
Yes Gabriel Orosco.
Yes Dr. Aurora Villon.
Rationale:

Article XIIIA, Section 4 of the California Constitution and Sections 50075 et seq., of the California Government Code permit a school district to authorize a parcel tax for specified purposes and to levy such tax following approval by at least two-thirds of the voters voting upon the proposition. The resolution before the Governing Board of the District proposes to place a measure on the November 8, 2016 ballot to approve a $99-per parcel tax for nine (9) years upon parcels of land within the District for the purposes set forth in this Resolution.  The Resolution also requests the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters to conduct an election on behalf of the District, and authorizes the preparation of election materials, including ballot arguments, to be included in the ballot pamphlet.

This resolution meets the statutory requirements for describing the terms of and purposes of the parcel tax.  A 75-word summary of the Measure, as it will appear on the ballot, is also included in the resolution on Exhibit A.  The Full Ballot Text of the Measure is set forth in Exhibit B.  The Full Ballot Text will be printed in the voter pamphlet as it appears in the resolution.  If approved by the voters, the parcel tax will be effective July 1, 2017.  Exemptions to the payment of the tax are available for seniors and certain disabled persons. 

This election will be called under constitutional and statutory provisions that require two-thirds (66.6%) voter approval.  A majority of the Board, or at least four (4) Board members, must be present and vote “Yes” in order to call the election.

The Board will apply all the proceeds of the parcel tax to supplement current District funding of arts education, maintain quality instruction in science, math and technology, raise salaries to attract and retain quality teachers, and for uses as set forth in this Resolution.  All expenditures of the parcel tax will be subject to citizen oversight and annual reports to ensure funds are spent appropriately.

 
Attachments:
8-5-16 Resolution No. 2-2016/2017

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Measure ER Resolution

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RESOLUTION NO. 01-2016/2017

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE EL
RANCHO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING AN
ELECTION, AND ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF
THE ELECTION ORDER

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the El Rancho Unified School District (the "Board") has determined that local neighborhood schools and facilities within the El Rancho Unified School District (the "District"), need to be acquired, constructed and improved to meet today's academic and safety standards; and

WHEREAS, the Board is committed to giving its students the skills they need to graduate high school and so that they are prepared for college and jobs of the future; and

WHEREAS, the Board believes that El Rancho High School is an important local institution that has served the community for over 60 years, and that it should be modernized and upgraded to better serve students in the decades to come; and

WHEREAS, the Board has determined that, in order to provide safe and healthy learning environments for students, basic upgrades to our schools are needed, including repairing aging and leaky roofs, removing asbestos and other hazardous materials; and replacing outdated heating, air conditioning and plumbing systems; and

WHEREAS, the State of California (the "State") is unable to provide the District with enough money for the District to adequately maintain and expand its educational facilities notwithstanding ongoing efforts to obtain such monies; and

WHEREAS, in the considered judgment of the Board, it is in the best interests of the District residents to provide facility improvement funding to meet such needs now by means of a general obligation bond, since the evidence indicates that if these needs are not addressed now, they will only become more pressing and more costly; and

WHEREAS, the Board has received information regarding the feasibility of a local bond measure and the District's bonding capacity; and

WHEREAS, a local measure will help provide funds that cannot be taken away by the State to upgrade aging local schools, provide high quality instructional programs and attract and retain qualified teachers; and

WHEREAS, the local measure will include mandatory taxpayer protections, including an independent citizens' oversight of all funds and mandatory annual financial audits to ensure funds are spent only as authorized; and

WHEREAS, Proposition 46, approved by the voters of the State on June 3, 1986 ("Proposition 46"), amended Section 1(b) of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution by adding a provision which exempts from the 1% of full cash value limitation, those ad valorem taxes used to pay for debt service on any bonded indebtedness for the acquisition or improvement of real property approved on or after July 1, 1978, by two-thirds of the votes cast by voters voting on the proposition; and

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WHEREAS, the Board desires to authorize the submission of a proposition to the District's voters at an election to authorize the issuance of bonds to pay for certain necessary improvements and enhancements to local District school facilities; and

WHEREAS, Section 9400 et seq. of the California Elections Code requires that a tax rate statement be contained in all official materials relating to the election, including any ballot pamphlet prepared, sponsored, or distributed by the District; and

WHEREAS, the Board desires to authorize the filing of a ballot argument in favor of the proposition to be submitted to the voters at the election; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Elections Code, it is appropriate for the Board to request consolidation of the election with any and all other elections to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, and to request the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters to perform certain election services for the District;

NOW THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE EL RANCHO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. That the Board, pursuant to California Education Code Sections 15100 et seq. and California Government Code Section 53506, hereby requests the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters to conduct an election under the provisions of Proposition 46 and submit to the electors of the District the question of whether bonds of the District in the aggregate principal amount of $200,000,000 (the "Bonds") shall be issued and sold for the purpose of raising money for the purposes described in Exhibits "A" and "B" hereto. Both exhibits are hereby directed to be printed in the voter pamphlet.

Section 2. That the date of the election shall be November 8, 2016.

Section 3. That the purpose of the election shall be for the voters in the District to vote on a proposition, a copy of which is attached hereto and marked Exhibit "A", incorporated by reference herein, and containing the question of whether the District shall issue the Bonds on behalf of the District to pay for improvements to the extent permitted by such proposition. The ballot propositions in Exhibit "A" and "B" shall be subject to the following requirements and determinations:

  1. (a) the proceeds of the sale of the Bonds shall be used only for the purposes set forth in the ballot measure and not for any other purpose, including teacher or administrator salaries or pensions or other school operating expenses;
  2. (b) that the Board, in establishing the projects set forth in Exhibit "B", evaluated the importance of the safety, class size reduction, and classroom, educational, and information technology needs of schools within the District;
  3. (c) that the Board shall cause an annual, independent performance audit to be conducted to ensure that the Bond monies get spent only for the projects identified in Exhibit "B" hereto;
  4. (d) that the Board shall cause an annual, independent financial audit of the proceeds from the sale of Bonds to be conducted until all of the Bond proceeds have been expended;
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  6. (e) that the Board will cause the appointment of a Citizens' Oversight Committee which shall consist of at least seven (7) members. The Citizens' Oversight Committee may not include any employee or official of the District or any vendor, contractor or consultant of the District. The Citizens' Oversight Committee shall include all of the following: One (1) member who is active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District; One (1) member who is active in a senior citizens' organization; One (1) member who is active in a bona fide taxpayer association; One (1) member who is a parent of a child in the District schools; One (1) member is both a parent of a child in the District schools and active in a school site council or PTA. In furtherance of its specifically enumerated purposes, the Citizens' Oversight Committee may engage in any of the following activities relating solely and exclusively to the expenditure of bond proceeds:
    1. (i) Inspect District facilities and grounds to ensure that bond proceeds are expended in compliance with applicable law;
    2. (ii) Receive and review copies of all deferred maintenance proposals or plans developed by the District;
    3. (iii) Review efforts of the District to maximize bond revenues by implementing cost-saving programs;
    4. (iv) Receive and review copies of the annual, independent financial and performance audits performed by independent consultant(s); and
    5. (v) Receive from the Board, within three months of the District receiving the above-described audits, responses to any and all findings, recommendations, and concerns addressed in said audits, and review said responses; and

Section 4. That the authority for ordering the election is contained in California Education Code Sections 15100 et seq., and California Government Code Section 53506.

Section 5. That the authority for the specifications of this election order is contained in Sections 5322 of the California Education Code.

Section 6. That the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are hereby requested to consolidate the election ordered hereby with any and all other elections to be held on November 8, 2016, within the District. Pursuant to Elections Code Section 10403 the Board acknowledges that the consolidation election will be held and conducted in the manner prescribed in Elections Code Section 10408.

Section 7. That the Secretary of the Board is hereby directed to deliver a certified copy of this Resolution to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters no later than August 12, 2016.

Section 8. That any Bonds issued pursuant to Section 15264 et seq. of the California Education Code hereto or pursuant to California Government Code Section 53506. The maximum rate of interest on any Bond shall not exceed the maximum rate allowed by California Education Code Sections 15140 to 15143, as modified by California Government Code Section 53531.

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Section 9. That the Board requests the governing body of any such other political subdivision, or any officer otherwise authorized by law, to partially or completely consolidate such election and to further provide that the canvass of the returns of the election be made by anybody or official authorized by law to canvass such returns, and that the Board consents to such consolidation. The Board further authorizes the submission of a tax rate statement and primary and rebuttal arguments, as appropriate, to be filed with the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters by the established deadlines.

Section 10. Pursuant to California Education Code Section 5303 and Elections Code Section 10002, the Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County is requested to permit the Registrar of Voters to render all services specified by Elections Code Section 10418 relating to the election, for which services the District agrees to reimburse Los Angeles County, such services to include the publication of a Formal Notice of School Bond Election and the mailing of the sample ballot and tax rate statement (described in Elections Code Section 9401) pursuant to the terms of California Education Code Section 5363 and Elections Code Section 12112.

ADOPTED, SIGNED AND APPROVED this 5th day of August, 2016.

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE EL RANCHO
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

By
President

Attest:

Secretary

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA )
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LOS ANGELES COUNTY )

I, Martin Galindo, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Resolution No. 01-2016/2017, which was duly adopted by the Board of Education of the El Rancho Unified School District at the meeting thereof held on the 5th day of August, 2016, and that it was so adopted by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTENTIONS:

By
Secretary

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