Cascade Union Elementary Schools: Vote Yes on Measure G Bonds - Shasta County - 2016 general Election
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Commentary on Measure G

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

This campaign was designed by Isom Advisors. 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 G

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS BY COUNTY COUNSEL
OF THE BOND MEASURE SUBMITTED BY THE
CASCADE UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

MEASURE G

This analysis of the general obligation bond measure for the Cascade Union Elementary School District ("District"), Measure G, is provided in accordance with Elections Code section 9500. The electors entitled to vote on the measure are those within the District's boundaries.

Section 1 of Article XIIIA and section 18 of Article XVI of the California Constitution and Education Code sections 15264, et seq. authorize school districts to adopt a proposal, subject to the approval of the District's voters, to issue general obligation bonds for specific school district purposes. The District's Board of Trustees adopted such a proposal and is submitting it to the District electors for their consideration.

If 55% of the qualified electors voting on Measure G vote for approval, the District would be authorized to issue bonds in the principal amount not to exceed $8,900,000 and to levy ad valorem taxes on taxable property within the District to pay for the bonded indebtedness plus interest. The number of years the bonds are to run shall not exceed the legal limit, but bonds may be sold which mature prior to the legal limit. The interest rate on the bonds would not exceed the statutory limit.

The projects to be financed by the bonds may include: 1) repairing, renovating, upgrading, or replacing infrastructure as described in the full text of the measure (the "Full Text"); 2) making health, safety, and security improvements; 3) acquiring instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, including the reduction or retirement of outstanding lease obligations and interim funding incurred to advance fund projects from the list enumerated in the Full Text; 4) repairing and/or upgrading the grounds; 5) paying the costs of District staff when performing work on or necessary to bond projects and the costs of issuing bonds; and 6) other projects listed in the Full Text. The proceeds will not be used for teacher or administrator salaries, or for any purpose not identified in the measure, or be taken by the state. The District's Board of Trustees shall establish a citizens' oversight committee to ensure that the proceeds of the bonds are spent only on the specific projects identified in Measure G.

According to the tax rate statement submitted by the District, the best estimate of the maximum ad valorem tax which would be levied on taxable property to repay the bonds over their term is $30.00 per year for property having an assessed value of $100,000. These calculations are estimates only and are not binding upon the District.

If Measure G is not approved by 55% of the qualified electors voting on the measure, the District will not be authorized to issue bonds for the aforementioned purposes.

A "yes" vote is to authorize the issuance of the bonds.

A "no" vote is against authorizing the issuance of the bonds.

RUBIN E. CRUSE, JR.
County Counsel

By: _________________________
Rubin E. Cruse, Jr.
County Counsel

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Argument in Favor of Measure G

Argument in Favor of Measure G
Cascade Union Elementary School District

Everyone knows the importance and value of having quality schools. From higher achieving students, to greater neighborhood safety and improved property values, quality schools make a difference. Our teachers and staff do a great job educating local children, but many classrooms and facilities in the Cascade Union Elementary School District are outdated and inadequate to provide students with the school facilities they need to succeed.

Although our schools have been well maintained over the years with significant facility improvements completed recently, aging classrooms and old school buildings must be upgraded. The average age of our schools is over 50 years old, and Anderson Middle School, our oldest, was first built in 1949 nearly 70 years ago! Measure G would allow the District to upgrade our aging infrastructure and improve the quality of education provided to local children. By investing in our schools, we can meet today's safety, technological, and educational standards as well as better our community.

If passed, Measure G will provide funding to make critical facility improvements to Anderson elementary and middle schools including:

  • Repairing or replacing leaky roofs
  • Upgrading inadequate electrical systems
  • Repairing or replacing deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems
  • Making health, safety and security improvements
  • Modernizing 55-year old classrooms, restrooms and school facilities

Measure G makes financial sense and protects taxpayers.

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

Measure G upgrades and renovates old and inadequate classrooms and facilities, improves the education of local children, and maintains the quality of our community. That's something we can all support. Please join us and VOTE YES ON MEASURE G!

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Measure G Tax Rate Statement

Tax Rate Statement

An election will be held in the Cascade Union Elementary School District (the "District") on November 8, 2016 to authorize the sale of up to $8,900,000 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 2023-24.

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 $18,900,000.

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: ______________

______________________
Brennem Miller
Chief Business Official
Cascade Union Elementary School District

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Measure G Notice of Election

NOTICE BY COUNTY CLERK OF MEASURE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE GENERAL ELECTION IN THE CASCADE UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016

NOTICE OF DATE FIXED FOR SUBMITTING VERIFIED ARGUMENTS FOR

CASCADE UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT - BALLOT MEASURE G

NOTICE OF HOURS POLLS WILL BE OPEN AND NOTICE OF CENTRAL COUNTING PLACE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 a General Election will be held in the Cascade Union Elementary School District.

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the General Election to be held in the Cascade Union Elementary School District, the following ballot measure submitted to the voters will be entitled "Measure G."

"To improve the quality of education with funding that cannot be taken by the state; repair or replace leaky roofs; renovate deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems; upgrade inadequate electrical systems; make health, safety and security improvements; and upgrade, renovate, and modernize 55-year-old classrooms, restrooms, and school facilities; shall the Cascade Union Elementary School District issue $8,900,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, with annual audits, an independent citizens' oversight committee and NO money for teacher or administrative salaries?"

BONDS YES BONDS NO

Verified arguments for and against this measure are due to the County Clerk's office at 1643 Market Street in the Market Street Promenade. Under the authority of California Elections Code Section 9502 the County Clerk has determined August 5th, 2016 to be a reasonable date to prepare and submit the arguments. Arguments are limited to 300 words. Arguments may be submitted by the governing board of the district or a member or members authorized by it, any individual voter, any bona fide association of citizens or a combination of such voters and association of citizens.

Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 9503, one argument for and one argument against each measure will be selected for printing and distributing in the voter pamphlet. Preference and priority in selections will be given to arguments as follows:

1. The governing board of the Cascade Union Elementary School District or member or members of the board authorized by the board;

2. Bona fide associations of citizens;

3. Individual voters who are eligible to vote on the measure.

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that at the General Election of November 8, 2016, the polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that any direct argument, rebuttal argument or impartial analysis filed under the authority of the Elections Code will be available for public examination in the county Clerk's office from August 13, 2016 to August 22, 2016.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN THAT at the General Election of November 8, 2016 there will be a central counting place for the tabulation of all ballots cast at said election. Said central counting place will be the Shasta County Elections Department at 1643 Market Street, Market Street Promenade, Redding, California.

DATED: 7/20/2016

CATHY DARLING ALLEN, Shasta County Clerk/Registrar of Voters

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