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Commentary on Measure B

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

This campaign was designed by Capital PFG. 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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Impartial Analysis for Measure B

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IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS BY PLUMAS COUNTY COUNSEL
OF
PLUMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

MEASURE "B"

The California Constitution provides that school districts may issue general obligation bonds for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, with the approval of 55% of the voters of the district, voting at an election for that purpose. The California Constitution further provides that the bond measure must include a requirement that the bond proceeds will be used only for the permitted purposes and other requirements designed to ensure accountability.

The Board of Trustees of the Plumas Unified School District has proposed to the voters within this district that a general obligation bond be issued in an amount up to $50,000,000 and that ad valorem taxes be levied upon taxable property within the Plumas Unified School District to repay the bonded indebtedness. The measure provides that proceeds from the sale of the bonds will generally be used to repair, renovate and construct school facilities benefiting Plumas Unified School District, including, but not limited to: repairing roofs; replacing heating and cooling systems; improving access at school sites for persons with disabilities; and renovating classroom interiors. Bond proceeds may only be spent on the projects set forth in the measure.

The measure provides that a citizens' oversight committee will be established to monitor that bond proceeds are expended as specified in the measure. In addition, annual performance and financial audits will be conducted. The measure further provides that bond proceeds will not be used for teacher or administrator salaries or other school operating expenses.

The Board of Trustees of the Plumas Unified School District has called the election for the purpose of submitting the measure to the voters within the Plumas Unified School District. If 55% of the voters within Plumas Unified School District voting on the measure vote "YES", the school district may proceed to sell the bonds and levy the related taxes as estimated in the tax rate statement. A "NO" vote on this measure will disapprove the issuance of the bonds and the levy of the taxes for such bonded indebtedness.

Dated: July 18, 2016

/s/ Stephen L. Mansell,
Deputy County Counsel,
Plumas County

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Argument in Favor of Measure B

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Plumas Unified School District

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE B

Measure B keeps our school district moving forward into the 21st Century. Schools are one of the most important assets in our communities and they are our number one priority. Kids deserve it!

If passed, Measure B will make critical facility improvements to local schools by:

  • •• Addressing essential technology infrastructure in order to provide students equal access to computers and the modern instructional technology necessary for college and career readiness
  • •• Modernizing outdated classrooms, science labs, career-training centers, restrooms and other school facilities to ensure quality facilities that will attract staff and families to our communities
  • •• Focusing on maintenance issues proactively to protect the public's investment in our schools
  • •• Making health, safety and security improvements
  • •• Upgrading physical education fields and facilities for school and community use
  • •• Making energy-efficiency improvements to reduce utility costs
  • •• Initiating heating and plumbing upgrades and roofing replacement

Measure B makes financial sense:

  • •• All funds must be spent locally and cannot be taken by the state
  • •• By law, spending must be reviewed and annually audited by an independent citizens' oversight committee
  • •• Funds can only be spent to improve local schools, not for teacher or administrator salaries

Whether or not you have school-age children, protecting our healthy learning environments, home values, and quality of life is a wise investment. Most PUSD schools are now 50-60 years old and urgently need upgrades to meet safety and academic standards. Measure B upgrades and renovates old and inadequate classrooms, improves the education of local students, and maintains the quality of our community. That's something that we can ALL support. Please join us and our local chapter of the Association of California School Administrators and VOTE YES ON MEASURE B.

/s/ Lisa M. Cavin,
Chief Business Official

/s/ Leslie Edlund,
President PUSD Governing Board

/s/ Ken Pierson,
Director of Transportation, Maintenance and Operations

/s/ Terry R. Oestreich,
Superintendent

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Argument Against Measure B

No argument against was submitted.

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Measure B Tax Rate Statement

TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held in the Plumas Unified School District (the "District") on November 8, 2016, to authorize the sale of up to $50 million in bonds of the District for the specific school facilities projects described in the proposition. If the bonds are authorized, the District expects to sell the bonds in one or more series. 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 9400-9404 of the California Elections Code.

(1) The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund the bonds during the first fiscal year after the first sale of the bonds based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.060 per $100 of assessed valuation ($60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation) in fiscal year 2017-18.

(2) The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund the bonds during the first fiscal year after the last sale of the bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.060 per $100 of assessed valuation ($60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation) in fiscal year 2023-24.

(3) The best estimate of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund the bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.060 per $100 of assessed valuation ($60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation) in fiscal year 2017-18.

(4) The best estimate 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 is $87,500,000 ($50,000,000 of principal and $37,500,000 of interest). This estimate is based on assumptions regarding future interest rates and the term, timing, structure and amount of each series of bonds.

Voters should note that such estimated tax rates are specific to the repayment of bonds issued under this authorization and are and will be in addition to tax rates levied in connection with other bond authorizations approved or to be approved by the District or any other overlapping public agency.

Voters should note that estimated tax rate is based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on Plumas County's official tax rolls, not on the property's market value. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills 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 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 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 Plumas County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

Dated: _____________.

Superintendent
Plumas Unified School District

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Measure B Agenda Description

Agenda of June 22, 2016 (complete item)

6.a. Facilities Master Plan Update and General Obligation Bond Discussion - 30 minutes
Speaker:
Terry Oestreich
 
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Action Item:  In March 2016, the District began the process to have a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan created in order to get a better sense of District needs, costs, and options for providing improvements.  Staff and Capital PFG conducted community meetings in four areas of the District; Chester, Greenville, Portola, and Quincy in order to educate the community on the process of building and modernizing schools as well as get input on District needs.  This information, and what has been collected from past site assessments and feedback, has been integrated into the Facilities Master Plan.  The Board of Trustees will consider the draft Facilities Master Plan for approval.

Bond:  Staff and Capital PFG have been drafting a Facilities Master Plan which shows the need for major modernization and safety upgrades to most areas within the District.  In order to be eligible to receive State funds to assist with these improvements, the District must be able to provide a ‘local match’ of funds.  The District has found that local funding will be needed not only to maintain facilities, but in order to leverage State funding to its maximum. 

Recommendation:  Staff is proposing a general obligation bond be placed on the November 8, 2016 California General Election ballot.  In order to meet the timeline requirements by the County of Plumas, the Board of Trustees will be asked to; 1) consider a resolution formally calling for the election, 2) identify the ballot language which sets forth the facilities projects to be funded from a bond, and 3) determine the amount of bond authorization requested.


Attachments:
Reso 1495 Calling for a General Obligation Bond to be placed on the 11.2016 General Election ballot

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Measure B Resolution

RESOLUTION NO. 1495 RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PLUMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING AN ELECTION, AND ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER, AND REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION WITH ANY OTHER ELECTIONS OCCURRING ON NOVEMBER 8, 2016 WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) is committed to maintaining the quality of education in local public schools by attracting and retaining quality teachers and by upgrading aging classrooms, school buildings and infrastructure at all schools; and WHEREAS, since our local school facilities are aging and in need of infrastructure updates, the Board has determined that schools within the Plumas Unified School District (the “District”) need repairs and renovations to provide facilities for career and technical education, and to prepare students for high-demand jobs in science, technology, engineering and math; and WHEREAS, aging school buildings need upgrades to also prepare students to acquire vital skills needed to be successful at community college and to compete in the 21St century economy; and WHEREAS, the Board believes it is in the best interest of the District to continue to address facility improvements now, in a fiscally prudent manner, before they become more pressing and more costly; and WHEREAS, the State of California (the “State”) is not providing the District with enough money 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 the undermining of its educational programs is securing 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 to upgrade aging schools and prepare students for college and good jobs; and WHEREAS, such measure will include mandatory taxpayer protections, including an independent citizens’ oversight committee, mandatory audits to ensure funds are spent as promised and that no money is used for administrators’ salaries or pensions; 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, 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 on 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, pursuant to the Act, the Board is specifically authorized, upon approval by two- thirds (2/3) of the Board, to submit to the electorate of the District the question of whether bonds of the District shall be issued and sold for specified purposes, upon a fifty-five percent (55%) vote of the electorate in favor on the question, pursuant to paragraph (3) of said subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XIIIA and subdivision (b) of Section 18 of Article XVI of the California Constitution; 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 tax rate statement and 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 each of the Plumas County Registrar of Voters to perform certain election services for the District. NOW THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PLUMAS UNIIF ED SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The Board hereby orders an election and submits to the electors of the District the question of whether bonds of the District in the aggregate principal amount of $50,000,000 (the “Bonds”) shall be issued and sold for the purpose of raising money for the improvement, upgrade, renovation, and replacement of the District’s existing schools, facilities, and improvements, and the acquisition and construction of additional schools, facilities, and improvements, and paying costs incident thereto, as set forth more fully in a ballot proposition approved pursuant to Section 3 below. This Resolution constitutes the order of the District to call such election. 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 “B,” 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. As required by California Elections Code section 13247, the abbreviated form of the measure to appear on the ballot is attached hereto as Exhibit “A.” The District’s Superintendent (or his/her designee) is hereby authorized and directed to make any changes to the text of the proposition or its abbreviated form as required to comply with the intent of this Resolution, the requirements of elections officials, and requirements of law. In compliance with Proposition 39, policies of the Board, and the Act, the ballot proposition in Exhibit “B” is subject to the following requirements and determinations: (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 other school operating expenses; (b) that the Board, in establishing the projects set forth in Exhibit “B,” evaluated the safety, class size reduction, classroom, educational and information technology needs of the District as well as the importance of the projects to improve student safety and environment; (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; (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; (e) that the Board shall appoint a Citizens’ Oversight Committee in compliance with Education Code Section 15278, 15280, and 15282 of the Act; and (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. The authority for ordering the election is contained in California Education Code section 15264, et seq. and Article XIIIA, Section 1, paragraph (b), subsection (3) of the California Constitution. The authority for the specification of this election order is contained in California Education Code section 5322. Section 5. The District hereby declares its official intent, subject to the further approval of this Board, to use up to the maximum amount permitted by law of the proceeds of the proposed bonds to reimburse itself for payments it has made for any eligible costs of the projects and uses listed in Exhibit “B.” It is intended that this Resolution shall, among other things, constitute a declaration of “official intent” within the meaning of Section 1.150-2 of the Treasury Regulations promulgated under Section 150 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Section 6. The County Registrar of Voters and the 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 section 5303 of the Education Code and section 10002 of the Elections Code, the County Board of Supervisors is requested to permit the County Registrar of Voters, and other appropriate officials of the County, to render all services necessary in connection with the bond election including, but not limited to, publication of a Formal Notice of School Bond Election pursuant to Education Code 5363 and related law (the proposed form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit C), the mailing of the sample ballot and tax rate statement (described in section 9401 of the Elections Code), the opportunity to submit ballot arguments in connection with the bond election, the canvassing and certification of the returns of the election, and other ballot requirements pursuant to Elections Code section 15123, for which services the District agrees to reimburse the County as required by law. Section 7. That the Secretary of the Board is hereby directed to deliver a certified copy of this Resolution to the Plumas County Registrar of Voters no later than July 6, 2016. Section 8. That Bonds may be issued pursuant to Education Code Section 15264 et seq. or Government Code Section 53506 of the Government Code. 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 Plumas County Registrar of Voters by the established deadlines. Section 10. If any section, subsection, phrase or clause of this Resolution, or its application to any person or circumstance, is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Resolution, or their application to any other person or circumstance. The Board declares that it would have adopted this Resolution and each section, subsection, phrase or clause thereof irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, phrases or clauses, or their application to any person or circumstance, shall be declared invalid. ADOPTED, SIGNED AND APPROVED this 22nd day of June, 2016. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PLUMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT By /s/ President Attest: Secretary STATE OF CALIFORNIA) ss) PLUMAS COUNTY) I, Terry Oestreich, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Resolution No. ngg, which was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Plumas Unified School District at the meeting thereof held on the 22nd day of June, 2016, and that it was so adopted by the following vote: AYES= Cook ,Edwarrd, Holt, Pearson NOES: Mo716, ABSENT: idcr Russell ABSTENTIONS: MUM, By /s/ Secretary EXHIBIT A “Local School Repair/ School Safety Measure. To upgrade/improve local schools, repair infrastructure to provide access to technology, update classrooms and learning environments, maximize energy efficiency, improve building safety, ensure safe drinking water, upgrade school security/ fire safety, deteriorating plumbing, bathrooms, repair, construct, equip and acquire education facilities, shall Plumas Unified School District issue $50,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, require independent audits, citizens’ oversight, no money for administrators’ salaries/ pensions, all funds used locally?” Bonds - Yes Bonds - No A-l EXHIBIT B FULL TEXT BALLOT PROPOSITION OF THE PLUMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND MEASURE ELECTION NOVEMBER 8, 2016 The following is the full proposition presented to the voters by the Plumas Unified School District. PROJECT LIST The Board of Trustees of the Plumas Unified School District is committed to maintain the quality of education in local schools and attract and retain quality teachers by providing safe and secure learning environments and giving students equal and adequate facilities. To that end, the Board evaluated the District’s urgent and critical facility needs, including basic repairs, safety issues, class size, and computer and information technology in developing the scope of projects to be funded. The District conducted a facilities evaluation and received public input in developing this Project List. Teachers, staff, community members and the Board have prioritized so that the most critical facility needs are addressed. Therefore, in approving this Project List, the Board of Trustees determines that the District must: (i) Repair aging facilities; and (ii) Attract and retain quality teachers; and (iii) Ensure school drinking water continues to be safe; and (iv) Repair and replace infrastructure; and (v) ADHERE TO SPECIFIC FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY SAFEGUARDS SUCH AS: (a) All FUNDS must be LOCALLY CONTROLLED, go to our local schools and cannot be taken by the State. (b) All expenditures must be subject to annual independent financial audits. (c) No funds can be used for administrators’ salaries and pensions. (d) An independent citizens’ oversight committee must be appointed to ensure that all funds are spent only as authorized. The Project List includes the following types of upgrades and improvements at District schools and sites: IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING AND ATTRACT/RETAIN QUALITY TEACHERS: Basic School Repair and Upgrade Projects Goal and Purpose: Plumas Unified School District classrooms and buildings are in urgent need to basic repairs and safety upgrades such as broken plumbing and bathrooms, aging fire prevention and electrical systems, outdated wiring for computer technology, energy efficiency concerns, and limited access for the disabled. Replace deteriorating sewer and gas lines. Ensure school drinking water continues to be safe. Upgrade electrical and technology wiring Districtwide. Repair roofs Districtwide. Upgrade deteriorating plumbing and bathrooms. Keep schools clean and safe. Improve accessibility for disabled students. Resurfacing of asphalt Districtwide for safety and drainage improvement. Fire alarm system replacement and improvements Districtwide. Paint and repair facility exteriors Districtwide. Replace inefficient heating and cooling systems Districtwide. Ensure a standard energy management system for heating and cooling at all campuses. Modernize classroom interiors. Install and/or upgrade security access and systems at all campuses. Replace leaking and deteriorating windows with energy efficient windows at Chester Jr/Sr High School, Pioneer School, and Indian Valley Elementary School. Improve or implement career technical educational labs on junior/senior high school campuses. Safety and accessibility compliance upgrades to track and field areas at junior/senior high school campuses. Gym floor replacement at Greenville Jr/ Sr High School. Playground improvements at Quincy Elementary School. Remove portable deteriorating portable classrooms and replace with permanent classroom buildings Districtwide. Expand kitchen and cafeteria at Chester Jr/ Sr High School. FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY This bond measure has strict accountability requirements including: 1. All money will benefit local high schools and CANNOT BE TAKEN BY THE STATE. 2. NO MONEY can be used for ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES or administration 3. Require CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT and yearly reports to the community to keep the District accountable for how the funds are spent. B-2 4. 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. 5. 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. The listed projects will be completed as needed. Each project 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, including the reduction or retirement of outstanding lease obligations and interim funding incurred to advance fund projects from the Project List; payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, facility studies, assessment reviews, facility master plan preparation and updates, 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: renovate student and staff restrooms; upgrade or install signage, clocks and fencing; repair and replace heating and ventilation systems; upgrade of facilities for energy efficiencies; repair and replace worn-out and deteriorated roofs, windows, walls, doors and drinking fountains; upgrade public address systems; install wiring and electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology and other electrical devices and needs; meet earthquake safety standards; improve water conservation; upgrade or construct support facilities, including administrative, physical education (including upgrading gyms, stadiums, athletic facilities, tracks, bleachers, lockers and equipment rooms), theater, and agricultural education classrooms and labs and performing arts and music classrooms; repair and replace fire alarms, emergency communications and security systems; resurface or replace hard courts, turf, install all-weather turf; irrigation and drainage systems and campus landscaping; replace asphalt and broken pavement; expand or improve parking lots and drop-off areas; replace portable classrooms; interior and exterior painting, floor covering and tile replacement; upgrade or expand school cafeterias; construct various forms of storage and support spaces and classrooms; repair, upgrade and install interior and exterior lighting systems; improve athletic fields and shade structures, including adding solar shade structures, and solar panels; replace or upgrade outdated security fences, gates and security systems (including access control systems); and upgrade heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The B-3 upgrading of technology infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, servers, switches, routers, modules, sound projection systems, call manager and network security/firewall, wireless technology systems, and other miscellaneous equipment. 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. 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 TRUSTEES 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. W: 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. ANNUAL TAX AMOUNT, RATE, AND DURATION: The bonds shall bear interest at an annual rate not exceeding the statutory maximum. The maturity of the bonds shall not exceed the maximum term allowed by law at the time of issuance (currently 25 years if issued under Education Code section 15140, or 40 years if issued under Government Code section 53508, so long as the bonds are not capital appreciation bonds (“CABs,” which CABS are limited to 25 years)). Accordingly, as further set forth in the tax rate statement, the ad valorem tax will be levied at such rates and for so long as may be required to meet the debt service needs of the bonds proposed to be issued, including such bonds that may be issued to refund any approved bonds. B-4 EXHIBIT C FORMAL NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOND ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Plumas Unified School District of Plumas County, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the Education Code of the State of California, an election will be held on November 8, 2016 within the District, at which election the following measure shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the District and voted upon: “Local School Repair/ School Safety Measure. To upgrade/improve local schools, repair infrastructure to provide access to technology, update classrooms and learning environments, maximize energy efficiency, improve building safety, ensure safe drinking water, upgrade school security/ fire safety, deteriorating plumbing, bathrooms, repair, construct, equip and acquire education facilities, shall Plumas Unified School District issue $50,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, require independent audits, citizens’ oversight, no money for administrators’ salaries/ pensions, all funds used locally?” Bonds - Yes Bonds- No” The bonds shall bear interest at an annual rate not exceeding the statutory maximum. The maturity of the bonds shall not exceed the maximum term allowed by law at the time of issuance (currently 25 years if issued under Education Code section 15140, or 40 years if issued under Government Code section 53508, so long as the bonds are not capital appreciation bonds (“CABs,” which CABS are limited to 25 years)). Accordingly, as further set forth in the tax rate statement, the ad valorem tax will be levied at such rates and for so long as may be required to meet the debt service needs of the bonds proposed to be issued, including such bonds that may be issued to refund any approved bonds. All of the purposes enumerated in the foregoing measure shall be united and voted upon as one single measure, with precincts, places of holding the elections and officers appointed to conduct the elections to be the same as those provided for the statewide presidential general election to be held on November 8, 2016 under the Notice of Election published This election has been called pursuant to a Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Plumas Unified School District, adopted on June 22, 2016. The Elections Official of the County of Plumas hereby gives formal notice of the election in accordance with the provisions of Education Code Section 15120. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this day of , 2016. Registrar of Voters Plumas County, California 00443529 C-l

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Measure B Notice of Election

NOTICE OF ELECTION AND FILING DATES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with the provisions of the California Elections Code Section 12112, the following districts will consolidate with the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, for the purpose of voting on local and statewide measures and electing members to the following boards;

Feather River Community College District; Plumas Unified School District; Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District; Eastern Plumas Health Care District; Indian Valley Health Care District; Plumas Hospital District; Seneca Health Care District; the City of Portola and the Plumas County Board of Supervisors - District 1.

Candidates for Board of Trustees for School Districts must be registered voters residing within specified trustee area in Sierra or Plumas County. Candidates for Board of Directors for Hospital Districts must be registered voters residing within the boundaries of specified hospital districts. Candidates for the City Council and City Treasurer for the City of Portola must be registered voters residing within the boundaries of the City of Portola. Candidates for Plumas County Supervisor District 1 must be registered voters residing within the boundaries of the district. Other offices to be filled are:

President of the United States
United States Senator
United States Representative - Congressional District 1
State Senator - District 1
Assembly Member - District 1

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that Declaration of Candidacy forms for eligible candidates may be obtained from the office of the Plumas County Clerk at 520 Main Street Room 102, Quincy and district secretaries beginning July 18, 2016, and shall be accepted for filing in the office of the Plumas County Clerk from July 18, 2016 through August 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Forms for filing for Trustee in the trustee area in Sierra County for the Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District are available and must be filed in the office of the Sierra County Clerk. Forms for filing for the City of Portola offices are available and must be filed at the City Clerks' office in Portola. Filing extention for Non-Incumbent candidates will end on August 17, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Deadline for withdrawal of declarations is August 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Write-In Candidacy forms shall be accepted for filing from September 12, 2016 through October 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. If insufficient candidates file, appointment shall be made pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10515.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN for the Plumas Unified School District Bond Measure "B", pursuant to California Elections Code Section 9501 - Arguments for or Against School Measures; the dates for filing Arguments for or Against Measure "B" is July 6, 2016 through July 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Arguments may not exceed 300 words each and must be accompanied by a "Form Statement" available at www.plumascounty.us and signed by each author. Rebuttals to arguments in favor or against the measure may not exceed 250 words and must be filed with the County Clerk beginning July 18, 2016 through July 27, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Logic and Accuracy testing of election equipment will be conducted on September 22 & 23, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. daily in Room 112 of the Plumas County Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that ballot processing will be from October 25, 2016 through November 8, 2016 at the central counting location at the Plumas County Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Room 102, Quincy, CA.

ALL VOTED BALLOTS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 8, 2016, AND RECEIVED BY THE ELECTIONS OFFICIAL BY NOVEMBER 14, 2016, TO BE COUNTED.

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that the Official Canvass for the November 8, 2016 General Election will begin at 9:00 a.m. on November 21, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at 520 Main Street, Room 102, Quincy, CA.

Additional information may be obtained at: (530) 283-6256 or (530) 283-6129 or at www.plumascounty.us on the County Clerk- Recorder Elections page, or contact the secretary of your district.

KATHY WILLIAMS,
PLUMAS COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER, REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
DATED: JUNE 28, 2016

PUBLISH: JULY 06, 2016 - All Plumas County Newspapers

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