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Commentary on Measure GA

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 GA Question

A-1

EXHIBIT A

"GARVEY SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSROOM REPAIR AND EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT MEASURE. To upgrade schools, , renovate aging classrooms, bathrooms/ playgrounds, improve student access to computers/ modern technology, replace outdated plumbing, heating/ air-conditioning, update electrical/ lighting systems, improve security systems, ensure safe drinking water, build multimedia learning labs, repair, construct/ acquire educational facilities, sites and equipment, shall Garvey School District issue $40,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with independent financial audits, citizen's oversight, and all funding spent on local schools?"

GARVEY SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSROOM REPAIR AND EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT MEASURE. To upgrade schools, repair leaky roofs, renovate aging classrooms, bathrooms/ playgrounds, improve student access to computers/ modern technology, replace outdated plumbing, heating/ air-conditioning, update electrical/ lighting systems, improve security systems, ensure safe drinking water, build multimedia learning labs, repair, construct/ acquire educational facilities, sites/ equipment, shall Garvey School District issue $40,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with independent financial audits, citizen's oversight, and all funding spent on local schools?

Bonds Yes Bonds No

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Impartial Analysis for Measure GA

PR-004928-4 LA 276-076

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE GA

By Mary C. Wickham, County Counsel

Approval of Measure GA ("Measure) would authorize the Board of Education ("Board") of the Garvey School District ("District"), which placed the Measure on the ballot by Resolution No. 15-16-17, to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $40,000,000.

Proceeds from the sale of the bonds authorized by the Measure shall be used only for repairs, renovations, upgrades, and other improvements at District sites and the following District schools: Bitely, Dewey, Emerson, Hillcrest, Monterey Vista, Rice, Sanchez, and Willard Elementary Schools, and Garvey and Temple Intermediate Schools. The repairs, renovations, upgrades and other improvements include, but are not limited to, repairing or replacing roofs; making health, safety, and ADA compliance improvements; renovating outdated classrooms, bathrooms, and facilities; making safety and security improvements, including fire alarms and surveillance cameras; improving student access to computers and modern technology; upgrading electrical systems; replacing water, sewer, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; upgrading playgrounds and playfields for school and community use; making energy-efficient improvements to lighting and windows; building technology/multimedia learning labs; and providing safe drinking water. 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 appoint an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee in accordance with Education Code section 15278 no later than 60 days after the Board enters the election results in its minutes to ensure that bond proceeds are spent as specified in the Measure and as provided by law. The District shall create an account into which bond proceeds shall be deposited and shall comply with the reporting requirements of Government Code section 53410.

The bonds shall be issued pursuant to Education Code section 15264 et seq. or Government Code section 53506, and the maximum rate of interest on any bond shall not exceed the maximum rate 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, is $30 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. This rate is projected to apply in each fiscal year that the bonds are outstanding.

This Measure requires a fifty-five percent (55%) vote for passage.

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Argument in Favor of Measure GA

PR-004928-5 LA 276-077

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE GA

Measure GA is about providing the highest quality 21st century education for our children. While there have been significant improvements in the quality of local Garvey schools over the past few years, the fact remains that our community's schools are old (some over 85 years), classrooms are inadequate, and technology must be brought up to 21st century standards. Schools need significant renovation to adequately serve our children's needs.

Our children need your YES vote on Measure GA! Measure GA will update our schools, classrooms, and technology to ensure that local children have the facilities needed to be able to prepare for high school and beyond. Measure GA will protect the health, safety and security of local children. Therefore, we must invest in our schools so they meet today's safety, technological, and educational needs and improve our community.

Measure GA has been placed on the ballot to address the most pressing needs. Measure GA will:

  • Repair or replace leaky roofs
  • Improve student access to computers and modern technology
  • Modernize classrooms and school facilities
  • Replace outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Upgrade deteriorating plumbing, sewer, and electrical systems
  • Make safety and handicapped accessibility improvements

Measure GA makes financial sense and protects taxpayers.

  • By law, all bond funds must be spent locally and cannot be taken by the State.
  • Spending must be reviewed and annually audited by an .
  • Funds can only be spent to improve local schools, not for teacher or administrative salaries.

Measure GA upgrades, renovates and constructs school facilities, provides 21st century technology, enhances the education of local children, and improves the quality of our community. That's something we can all support.

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PR-004928-6 LA 276-078
ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE GA (Continued)

VOTE YES ON MEASURE GA and make an investment in our children and our community.

SANDRA ARMENTA
Mayor, City of Rosemead (Individual)

VINH NGO
Sr. Vice President, Bank of America

ANGELA RIOS
Parent/Community Member

AMY TRAN, DDS
V.P., San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

JAMES WANG
President, CH Auto

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Argument Against Measure GA

NO ARGUMENT AGAINST THIS MEASURE WAS SUBMITTED

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Full Text of Measure GA

B-1

EXHIBIT B

FULL TEXT BALLOT PROPOSITION
OF THE GARVEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOND MEASURE ELECTION NOVEMBER 8, 2016

The following is the full proposition presented to the voters by the Garvey School District.

"GARVEY SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSROOM REPAIR AND EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT MEASURE. To upgrade schools, , renovate aging classrooms, bathrooms/ playgrounds, improve student access to computers/ modern technology, replace outdated plumbing, heating/ air-conditioning, update electrical/ lighting systems, improve security systems, ensure safe drinking water, build multimedia learning labs, repair, construct/ acquire educational facilities, sites and equipment, shall Garvey School District issue $40,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with independent financial audits, citizen's oversight, and all funding spent on local schools?"

PROJECT LIST

The Board of Education of the Garvey School District is committed to improving the quality of education and providing a modern learning environment in its award winning local schools with safe, secure and upgraded classrooms which keep pace with 21st Century technologies and learning standards. To that end, in developing the scope of projects to be funded, the Board evaluated the District's urgent and critical facility needs, including safety issues, class size, and computer and information technology. The District conducted a facilities evaluation and received public input in developing this Project List. Teachers, staff, community members and the Board have prioritized key health and safety projects so that the most critical facility needs are addressed.

The Project List includes the following types of upgrades and improvements at the following

District schools and at District sites:

Bitely Elementary School
Dewey Elementary School
Emerson Elementary School
Garvey Intermediate School
Hillcrest Elementary School
Monterey Vista Elementary School
Rice Elementary School
Sanchez Elementary School
Temple Intermediate School
Willard Elementary School

Basic School Repair and Upgrade Projects

  • ? Repair or replace leaky roofs.
  • ? Make health, safety and ADA compliance improvements.
  • ? Renovate outdated classrooms, bathrooms and school facilities.
  • ? Make safety and security improvements, including fire alarms and surveillance cameras.
  • ? Improve student access to computers and modern technology.
  • ? Upgrade inadequate electrical systems.
  • ? Replace deteriorating water, sewer and plumbing systems.
  • B-2

  • ? Replace outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
  • ? Upgrade playgrounds and playfields for school and community use.
  • ? Make energy efficient improvements such as lighting and windows.
  • ? Build technology/multimedia learning labs.
  • ? Ensure safe drinking water.

* * *

The listed projects will be completed . is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning 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 acquisition of a variety of instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, the and interim or bridge funding incurred to advance fund projects from the Project List; installation of signage and fencing; payment of 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: repair and replace heating/boiler, plumbing, gas, water/sewer, drainage and ventilation systems; renovate student and staff restrooms; acquire facilities for educational and administrative purposes; improve outdoor learning spaces and shade structures; upgrade of facilities for energy conservation or to increase use of renewable energy sources, including solar panels; use water conservation and reclamation programs to increase environmental awareness and sustainability; repair and replace worn-out roofs, windows, walls, doors, doorframes and drinking fountains; improve school facilities for disability access; install or upgrade wiring and electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology and other electrical devices and needs; upgrade or construct classrooms and support facilities, including administrative, a District professional development center; physical education and multi-purpose rooms, repair and replace deteriorating asphalt, fire alarms, emergency communications, intercoms, public announcement, EMS, and security systems; resurface or replace hard courts, playgrounds, turf and drainage/irrigation systems and campus landscaping; improve or expand parking and traffic circulation flow; interior and exterior painting and floor covering; construct various forms of storage and support spaces; upgrade classrooms; repair, upgrade or install interior and exterior lighting systems; improve handicapped accessibility; replace outdated security fences and security systems. The upgrading of technology infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, computers, WAN and internet access improvements; 3D printers, portable interface devices, servers, racks, wiring, switches, routers, modules, sound projection systems, laser printers, interactive boards, document projectors, upgrade voice-over-IP, call manager and network security/firewall, wireless technology systems and other miscellaneous equipment. The allocation of bond proceeds will be affected by the final costs of each project. The District may not be able to complete some of the projects listed above. 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. The allocation of bond proceeds may be affected by the District's receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project. The B-3 allocation of bond proceeds may be affected by the District's receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project. 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 or geological stabilization 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 work on or to bond projects.

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 Government Code 53410.

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY: IN ACCORDANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE SECTION 15272, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL APPOINT A CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND CONDUCT ANNUAL INDEPENDENT AUDITS TO ASSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT ONLY ON DISTRICT PROJECTS AND FOR NO OTHER PURPOSE. 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.

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 AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES.

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Measure GA Tax Rate Statement

PR-004928-7 LA 276-079

TAX RATE STATEMENT - MEASURE GA

An election will be held in the Garvey School District (the "District") on November 8, 2016 to authorize the sale of up to $40,000,000 in general obligation bonds. The following information is submitted in compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the California Elections Code.

1. The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required 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 $.03000 per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2017-18.

2. The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required 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 $.03000 per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2026-27.

3. The best estimate of the highest tax rate that would be required to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing this statement, is $.03000 per $100 ($30.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation. This vote is projected to apply in each fiscal year that the bonds are outstanding.

4. The best estimate from official sources of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold will be approximately $77,800,000.

These estimates are based on projections derived from information obtained from official sources. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary depending on the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold at each sale and actual increases in assessed valuations. The timing of the bond sales and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the needs of the District. Actual assessed valuations will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined in the assessment and the equalization process.

Dated: August 10, 2016

ANITA CHU
Superintendent
Garvey School District

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Measure GA Agenda Description

Agenda of July 25, 2016 (complete item)

16. Action Items

D. Resolution No. 15-16-17 General Obligation Bond 22

It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt Resolution No. 15-16-17, ordering a General Obligation Bond Election on November 8, 2016.

RECOMMENDED BY:
Anita Chu, Superintendent

DATE ASSIGNED FOR CONSIDERATION:
July 25, 2016

RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt Resolution No. 15-16-17, ordering a General Obligation Bond Election on November 8, 2016.

RATIONALE

Source of Funding
M & O
Budget
State
Grant
Federal
Grant
Capital
Other

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Measure GA Resolution

GARVEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Rosemead, California

RESOLUTION NO. 15-16-17

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
GARVEY SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING AN ELECTION,
AND ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE
ELECTION ORDER

WHEREAS, the Board of Education (the "Board") of the Garvey School District (the "District") has determined that school facilities within the District need to be acquired, constructed, improved, and equipped in a fiscally prudent manner to enable District to improve the quality of a 21st Century education for its students; and

WHEREAS, the Board believes that, in order to improve the quality of education, and provide safe and healthy learning environments for students, basic repairs to our schools continue to be needed, include repairing of leaky roofs, providing safe drinking water, replacing outdated heating and air-conditioning systems, removing asbestos and lead paint, upgrading plumbing and water systems, updating electrical and lighting systems, improving security systems, and enhancing access to modern instructional technology;

WHEREAS, the State of California (the "State") is not providing the District with enough funding for the District to adequately maintain its educational facilities and academic programs; and

WHEREAS, the Board has concluded that the District's only remedy to avoid undermining its educational programs is to secure local funding that the State cannot take away; and

WHEREAS, the Board has received information regarding the possibility of a local bond measure and its bonding capacity; and

WHEREAS, a local measure will help provide funds that cannot be taken away by the State to upgrade schools, protect student safety, and help the District to qualify for State matching funds; and

WHEREAS, the Board and District has solicited stakeholder and community input on school priorities from parents, teachers, staff, the community and civic leaders; and

WHEREAS, the Board determines that all funds from this measure shall be controlled locally, and be subject to mandatory taxpayer protections, including an independent citizens' oversight committee and audits to ensure funds are spent properly; and

WHEREAS, on November 7, 2000, the voters of California approved the Smaller Classes, Safer Schools and Financial Accountability Act ("Proposition 39") which reduced the voter threshold for ad valorem tax levies used to pay for debt service or bonded indebtedness to 55% of the votes cast on a school district general obligation bond; and

WHEREAS, concurrent with the passage of Proposition 39, Chapter 1.5, Part 10, Division 1, Title 1 (commencing with Education Code Section 15264 (the "Act") became operative and established requirements associated with the implementation of Proposition 39; and

WHEREAS, the Board desires to make certain findings herein to be applicable to this election order and to establish certain performance audits, standards of financial accountability and citizen oversight that are contained in Proposition 39 and the Act; and

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 District educational facilities; and

WHEREAS, the Board hereby determines that, in accordance with Opinion No. 04-110 of the Attorney General of the State of California, the restrictions in Proposition 39 which prohibit any bond money from being wasted or used for inappropriate administrative salaries or other operating expenses of the District shall be monitored strictly by the District's Citizens' Oversight Committee; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Education Code Section 15270, based upon a projection of assessed property valuation, the Board has determined that, if approved by voters, the tax rate levied to meet the debt service requirements of the bonds proposed to be issued will not exceed the Proposition 39 limits per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation of taxable property; and

WHEREAS, Elections Code Section 9400 et seq. 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 GARVEY SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. That the Board, pursuant to Education Code Sections 15100 et seq. (including Sections 15300 et seq.), 15264 et seq., and Government Code Section 53506, hereby requests the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters to conduct an election under the provisions of the Proposition 39 and the Act and submit to the electors of the District the question of whether bonds of the District in the aggregate principal amount of $40,000,000 (the "Bonds") shall be issued and sold for the purpose of raising money for the purposes described in Exhibit A hereto.

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 to pay for improvements to the extent permitted by such proposition. In compliance with Proposition 39 and the Act, the ballot propositions in Exhibit "A" and "B" are 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 pension or other school operating expenses;
  2. (b) that the Board, in establishing the projects set forth in Exhibit "B", evaluated the safety, class size reduction, classroom, educational, and information technology within the District, as well as the importance of the projects to student achievement and high quality instruction;
  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;
  5. (e) that the Board will cause the appointment of a Citizens' Oversight Committee in compliance with Education Code Section 15278 no later than 60 days after the Board enters the election results in its minutes pursuant to Education Code Section 15274. The Citizens' Oversight Committee shall consist of at least seven (7) members and at no time consist of less than seven (7) members, with the possible exception of brief periods to fill any unexpected vacancies. 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 the Proposition 39 bond proceeds:
    1. (i) Inspect District facilities and grounds to ensure that Proposition 39 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 Proposition 39 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);
    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
  6. (f) that the tax levy authorized to secure the Bonds of this election shall not exceed the Proposition 39 limits per $100,000 of taxable property in the District when assessed valuation is projected by the District to increase in accordance with Article XIIIA of the California Constitution.

Section 4. That the authority for ordering the election is contained in Education Code Sections 15100 et seq., 15264 et seq., and Government Code Section 53506.

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

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

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 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 Education Code Section 5363 and Elections Code Section 12112.

ADOPTED, SIGNED AND APPROVED this 25th day of July, 2016.

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE GARVEY
SCHOOL DISTRICT

By
President

Attest:

Secretary

STATE OF CALIFORNIA )
)ss
LOS ANGELES COUNTY )

I, Anita Chu, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Resolution No. 15-16-17, which was duly adopted by the Board of Education of the Garvey School District at the meeting thereof held on the 25th day of July, 2016, and that it was so adopted by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTENTIONS:

By
Secretary

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