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Commentary on Measure H

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 H Question

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EXHIBIT A

"SHASTA COLLEGE JOB TRAINING/ VETERAN SUPPORT MEASURE. To improve college classrooms and facilities providing education and job training opportunities for students, local residents/ , renovate and expand science, technology, engineering and math labs, training facilities and programs for fire, law enforcement, emergency medical, welding, manufacturing/automotive jobs, upgrade electrical systems, acquire, construct/repair classrooms, facilities, sites/equipment, shall Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District issue $139,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring citizens' oversight, independent audits, all funds used locally?"

Bonds Yes Bonds No

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Impartial Analysis for Measure H

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS BY COUNTY COUNSEL
OF THE BOND MEASURE SUBMITTED BY THE
SHASTA-TEHAMA-TRINITY JOINT
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

MEASURE H

This analysis of the general obligation bond measure for the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("District"), Measure H, is prepared and submitted to the voters in accordance with Elections Code section 9500, et seq. The electors who will be entitled to vote on the measure are those qualified electors who reside within the boundaries of the District. If approved, the issuance of the bonds will be in conformance with the laws of the State of California. Measure H does not propose to amend or add to existing law.

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

If fifty-five percent (55%) of the qualified electors voting on Measure H vote for approval, the District's Board of Trustees would be authorized to issue bonds in the principal amount not to exceed $139,000,000 and to levy ad valorem taxes on taxable property within the District to pay for the amount of bonded indebtedness plus interest. The interest rate on the bonds would not exceed the statutory limit.

The projects to be financed by the bonds may include: (1) repairing, upgrading, or replacing infrastructure, classrooms, equipment, and facilities as described in the full text of the measure (the "Full Text"); (2) upgrading mechanical systems; (3) improving information technology infrastructure and systems; (4) improving safety, disabled access, emergency preparedness, and security systems; (5) other projects listed in the Full Text; (6) refinancing outstanding lease obligations; and (7) expenses associated with the foregoing purposes as described in the Full Text. The proceeds will not be used for any purpose not identified in the measure, including teacher or administrator salaries or be taken by the state. The District's Board of Trustees shall establish a citizen's oversight committee to ensure that the proceeds of the bonds are spent only on the projects and sites identified in Measure H.

According to the tax rate statement submitted by Dr. Joe Wyse, Superintendent/President of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District, the average estimated ad valorem tax which would be required to be levied on taxable real property to repay the bonds over their term would be $19.00 per year for property having an assessed value of $100,000. These calculations, however, are estimates only and are not binding upon the District.

If Measure H is not approved by fifty-five percent (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: _________________________
James R. Ross
Assistant County Counsel

Tehama County Counsel

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS BY COUNTY COUNSEL
SHASTA-TEHAMA-TRINITY JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
BOND MEASURE H

This analysis of the general obligation bond measure for the Shasta-Tehama- Trinity Joint Community College District ("District"), Measure H, is prepared and submitted to the voters in accordance with Elections Code section 9500, et seq. The electors who will be entitled to vote on the measure are those qualified electors who reside within the boundaries of the District. If approved, the issuance of the bonds will be in conformance with the laws of the State of California. Measure H does not propose to amend or add to existing law.

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

If fifty-five percent (55%) of the qualified electors voting on Measure H vote for approval, the District's Board of Trustees would be authorized to issue bonds in the principal amount not to exceed $139,000,000 and to levy ad valorem taxes on taxable property within the District to pay for the amount of bonded indebtedness plus interest. The interest rate on the bonds would not exceed the statutory limit.

The projects to be financed by the bonds may include: (1) repairing, upgrading, or replacing infrastructure, classrooms, equipment, and facilities as described in the full text of the measure (the "Full Text"); (2) upgrading mechanical systems; (3) improving information technology infrastructure and systems; (4) improving safety, disabled access, emergency preparedness, and security systems; (5) other projects listed in the Full Text; (6) refinancing outstanding lease obligations; and (7) expenses associated with the foregoing purposes as described in the Full Text. The proceeds will not be used for any purpose not identified in the measure, including teacher or administrator salaries or be taken by the state. The District's Board of Trustees shall establish a citizen's oversight committee to ensure that the proceeds of the bonds are spent only on the projects and sites identified in Measure H.

According to the tax rate statement submitted by Dr. Joe Wyse, Superintendent/President of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District, the average estimated ad valorem tax which would be required to be levied on taxable real property to repay the bonds over their term would be $19.00 per year for property having an assessed value of $100,000. These calculations, however, are estimates only and are not binding upon the District.

If Measure H is not approved by fifty-five percent (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.

ARTHUR J. WYLENE
Tehama County Counsel

By: s/ Trisha C. Weber
Deputy County Counsel

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Argument in Favor of Measure H

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE H

Shasta College is an important asset to our North State communities and should be a top priority. A quality college is important because it provides training and education for better paying jobs, is good for the local economy, and improves the quality of our community. Our professors and staff do a great job educating local students, but many classrooms and facilities in the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District are outdated or inadequate to provide students with the facilities they need to succeed.

Although classrooms, labs, and facilities have been well maintained over the years, aging buildings must be upgraded since many do not meet 21st century standards. Our main campus, Shasta College, has classrooms that are over 50 years old. By investing in Shasta College, we can meet today's technological and educational standards and provide better job-training services to improve our communities for years to come.

IF PASSED, MEASURE H WILL PROVIDE FUNDING FOR CRITICAL FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR CAMPUSES INCLUDING:

Increasing education and job training opportunities for Veterans and military.

Constructing a new training facility for welding, manufacturing and automotive jobs.

Providing new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) labs.

Constructing a Regional Public Safety Training Center to provide programs for fire, law enforcement, paramedic, and EMT.

Upgrading technology infrastructure and old, inadequate electrical systems.

MEASURE H MAKES FINANCIAL SENSE AND PROTECTS TAXPAYERS:

, spending must be reviewed and annually audited by an .

All bond funds must be spent locally and cannot be taken by the State.

Funds are required to be spent only on local college facilities, .

Measure H upgrades and renovates old and inadequate buildings to provide training and education for better paying jobs. That's something we can all support. Please join us and VOTE YES ON MEASURE H!

s/ Patrick M. Frost
Resource Conservation Dist. Mgr., Retired

s/ Missy McArthur
Mayor, City of Redding

s/ Kendall S. Pierson
Shasta College Board President

s/ Ramona L. Quenelle
Veteran/Shasta College Graduate

s/ Christine Thompson
Chief, CAL FIRE/Tehama County Fire

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Argument Against Measure H

Tehama County

No argument against was submitted.

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Full Text of Measure H

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EXHIBIT B

FULL TEXT BALLOT PROPOSITION

SHASTA-TEHAMA-TRINITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
BOND MEASURE ELECTION NOVEMBER 8, 2016

"SHASTA COLLEGE JOB TRAINING/ VETERAN SUPPORT MEASURE. To improve college classrooms and facilities providing education and job training opportunities for students, local residents/ veterans, renovate and expand science, technology, engineering and math labs, training facilities and programs for fire, law enforcement, emergency medical, welding, manufacturing/automotive jobs, upgrade electrical systems, acquire, construct/repair classrooms, facilities, sites/equipment, shall Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District issue $139,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring citizens' oversight, independent audits, all funds used locally?"

Bonds Yes Bonds No

PROJECTS

The Board of Trustees of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District, to be responsive to the needs of its community, evaluated Shasta College's urgent and critical facility needs, and its capacity to provide students, active military and Veterans with support facilities, an affordable education and prepare them for success in college and careers. Job training, safety issues, enrollment, class size reduction and class offerings, and information and computer technology infrastructure were each considered, in developing the scope of projects to be funded. In developing the scope of projects, multiple forums were held and local job training and job placement needs, particularly in fire, law enforcement, emergency medical training, science, math, technology and engineering training, were prioritized, as well as facilities supporting an affordable education, ensuring the most critical needs that will make Shasta College an effective place for learning will be addressed. The Board of Trustees determines that Shasta College MUST:

  1. (i) PROVIDE TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR BETTER PAYING JOBS; AND
  2. (ii) INCREASE EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MILITARY VETERANS; AND
  3. (iii) KEEP ALL FUNDS SUBJECT TO LOCAL CONTROL AND REMAIN LOCAL AT SHASTA COLLEGE, AND NOT BE TAKEN BY THE STATE.

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Academic Facility and Technology Upgrade Projects To Help Students,
Military Veterans Train For Better Paying Jobs

Goal and Purpose: A quality college is good for the local economy because it provides training and education for a skilled workforce and job preparedness.

  • ? Upgrade and expand facilities for career training in well-paying careers and transfer to universities.
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  • ? Construct classrooms and training facilities for career technical education, including computer science, welding, manufacturing and automotive jobs.
  • ? Expand facilities for veterans to provide career training and support services to returning veterans seeking training or retraining to reenter the workforce.
  • ? Provide new science, math and computer labs and expand College facilities providing instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
  • ? Install additional technology infrastructure to improve computer technology and Internet access.
  • ? Construct a regional public safety training center grounds to provide educational programs for fire, law enforcement and emergency medical training.
  • ? Upgrade and replace existing information technology infrastructure and network systems to improve efficiency and increase capacity.
  • ? Upgrade old restrooms and replace deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems.
  • ? Upgrade outdated and inadequate electrical systems.
  • ? Renovate, repair or replace outdated 50-year old laboratories, classrooms, and support facilities.
  • ? Improve student safety, disabled access, emergency preparedness, and security systems, including security cameras, emergency mass announcement systems, lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and sprinklers.
  • ? Repair deteriorating electrical lines.
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FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY

This bond measure has strict accountability requirements including (a) an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee with representation from throughout our region; (b) annual financial audits to make sure money is being spent as promised; (c) no money from this measure will go towards salaries or pensions, and (d) all money will stay local and cannot be taken by the State.

1. 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, faculty and college administrator salaries, pensions and other operating expenses.

2. 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 94
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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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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. In addition to the listed projects stated above, authorized projects also include the acquisition of a variety of instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, including the and from , environmental studies (including environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring), design and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated college activities caused by construction projects. In addition to the projects listed above, repair, renovation and construction projects may include, but not be limited to, some or all of the following: renovation of student and staff restrooms; replace aging electrical and plumbing systems; repair and replacement of heating and ventilation systems; upgrade of facilities for energy efficiencies, including ; , windows, walls doors and drinking fountains; removal of outdated buildings and construction of new classrooms and support buildings; installation of wiring and electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology and other electrical devices and needs; upgrade facilities to meet current earthquake safety standards; repair and replacement of fire alarms, emergency communications and security systems; upgrading, resurfacing, replacing or relocating of hard courts, fields, turf and irrigation systems; upgrade classrooms; expand Tehama facilities to provide enhanced student services for students and veterans; install additional technology infrastructure to improve computer technology and Internet access on the Main Campus, Downtown Campus, Intermountain Campus, Trinity Campus and Tehama Campus; build or upgrade facilities for math, physical sciences, agriculture, ; improve campus signage; upgrade existing parking lots; repair, upgrade and install interior and exterior lighting systems; replace water and sewer lines and other plumbing systems; construct, upgrade or expand humanities buildings, physical education/ , gym, locker rooms, administrative offices, public safety office, maintenance building, student service/ campus center, student housing and instructional buildings, trades and technology buildings, library, auto shop, athletic fields, student services building, parking lots, turf; improve water conservation and energy efficiency; acquire land; replace elevators; replace outdated security systems; replace existing window systems with energy-efficient systems to reduce costs; improve insulation, weatherproofing and roofs to reduce costs; improve access for the disabled; install and repair fire safety equipment, including alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, emergency lighting, and fire safety doors; replace broken concrete walks, deteriorated asphalt; replace/upgrade existing signage, bells and clocks; demolition of unsafe facilities; install new security systems, such as security (surveillance) cameras, emergency mass announcement systems, outdoor lighting, fencing, gates and classroom door locks; replace sewer lines and improve drainage systems to prevent flooding; upgrade roadway and pedestrian paths for improved safety and access for emergency vehicles, site parking, utilities and grounds. The project list also includes the . The upgrading of technology infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, the acquisition of computers, LCD projectors, portable interface devices, servers, switches, routers, modules, sound projection systems, information systems, printers, digital 95
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white boards, upgrade voice-over-IP, communication systems, audio/visual and telecommunications systems, call manager and network security/firewall, Internet connectivity, wireless systems, technology infrastructure, and other miscellaneous equipment.

The allocation of bond proceeds will be affected by the District's receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project. In the absence of State matching funds, which the District will aggressively pursue to reduce the District's share of the costs of the projects, the District will not be able to complete some of the projects listed above. Some projects may be undertaken as joint use projects in cooperation with other local public or non-profit agencies. The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District's control. 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 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.

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Measure H Tax Rate Statement

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TAX RATE STATEMENT
SHASTA-TEHAMA-TRINITY JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
BOND MEASURE H

An election will be held in the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (the "District") on November 8, 2016 to authorize the sale of up to $139,000,000 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 $.01900 per $100 ($19.00 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 $.01900 per $100 ($19.00 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 $.01900 per $100 ($19.00 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 $240,900,000.

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: July 18, 2016

s/ Dr. Joe Wyse
Superintendent/President
Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint
Community College District

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Measure H Resolution

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-17-01

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
SHASTA TEHAMA TRINITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICT ORDERING AN ELECTION, AND ESTABLISHING
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District (the "District") has determined that certain educational facilities, infrastructure and equipment at Shasta College need to be upgraded, constructed, renovated, acquired and equipped, in a fiscally prudent manner, to enable the District to maintain Shasta College as a valuable community resource that provides an affordable, local education, which increases the educational opportunities of all local students, including career and support facilities for veterans and active military who desire to learn in-demand job skills or transfer to four-year universities; and

WHEREAS, since the costs of attending public or private universities has become so expensive, more students are relying on community colleges, such as Shasta College, and the high quality, affordable college options they provide; and

WHEREAS, in today's competitive job environment, the District must continue providing important training and education for local residents entering the workforce for new professions and income opportunities, as well as for local students to earn college credits, certifications and job skills all at a reasonable price; and

WHEREAS, the District has supported our military veterans, many of whom need better access to job placement programs or need to be trained or retrained as they re-enter the civilian workforce; and

WHEREAS, the State of California (the "State"), is not providing the District to adequately maintain Shasta College facilities and programs; 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 support local college transfer and job training efforts; and

WHEREAS, such 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, the Board and District has solicited stakeholder and community input on priorities from students, faculty, staff, business and civic leaders, and the community; and

WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Board, it is advisable to provide additional funding to prepare local students and veterans for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and/or successful jobs and careers, by means of a general obligation bond, issued in a financially prudent manner; and

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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 community college district general obligation bond; and

WHEREAS, concurrent with the passage of Proposition 39, Chapter 1.5, Part 10, Division 1, Title 1 (commencing with Section 15264) of the Education Code (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 annual financial audit requirements standards of financial accountability and citizen oversight which are contained in Proposition 39 and the Act; and

WHEREAS, the Board 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 administrator salaries and other operating expenses of the District shall be strictly monitored 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, including any ballot pamphlet prepared, sponsored or distributed by the District, relating to the election; and

WHEREAS, the Board now desires to authorize the filing of a tax rate statement and 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 Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt County Registrars of Voters to perform certain election services for the District; and

WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Board, it is advisable to request each of the Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt County Registrars of Voters to call an election pursuant to Proposition 39 on the question of whether general obligation bonds shall be issued and sold on behalf of the District for purposes set forth below.

NOW THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SHASTA-TEHAMATRINITY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. That the Board, pursuant to Education Code Sections 15100 et seq., Sections 15264 et seq. and Government Code Section 53506, hereby requests each of the Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt County Registrars of Voters to call an election under the provisions of Proposition 39 and the Act and submit to the electors of the District the question of 88
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whether bonds of the District in the aggregate principal amount of $139,000,000 (the "Bonds") shall be issued and sold to raise money for the purposes described in Exhibits "A" and "B" hereto. Both exhibits are directed to be printed in the voter sample ballot 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" and incorporated by reference herein, 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 proposition in Exhibit "A" is subject to the following requirements and determinations:

  1. (a) the proceeds of the sale of the Bonds shall only be used for the purposes set forth in the ballot measure and not for any other purpose, including faculty and administrator salaries and other college operating expenses;
  2. (b) that the Board, in compliance with Proposition 39, and in establishing the projects set forth in Exhibit "B", evaluated the student safety, class size reduction, information technology and the job training program needs of the District;
  3. (c) that the Board will cause to be conducted an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the Bond moneys get expended for the projects identified in Exhibits "A" and "B" hereto;
  4. (d) that the Board will 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 and accounted for;
  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 initially 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, among others, 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. 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) Receive and review copies of the annual, independent financial and performance audits performed by independent consultant(s);
    2. (ii) Inspect District facilities and grounds to ensure that Proposition 39 bond revenues are expended in compliance with applicable law;
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    4. (iii) Receive and review copies of all scheduled maintenance proposals or plans developed by the District;
    5. (iv) Review efforts of the District to maximize Proposition 39 bond revenues by implementing cost-saving programs; 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; and

Section 4. That the authority for ordering the election is contained in Education Code Sections 15100 et seq., 15340 et seq. and 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 each of the Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt County Registrars of Voters, and each of the Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt County Boards of Supervisors are each 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 District Board acknowledges that the consolidation election will be held and conducted in the manner described in Elections Code Section 10418.

Section 7. That this Resolution shall stand as the "order of election" to each of the Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt County Registrars of Voters to call an election within the boundaries of the District on November 8, 2016.

Section 8. That the Secretary of the Board is hereby directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to each of the Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt County Registrars of Voters no later than August 12, 2016.

Section 9. That the Bonds may be issued pursuant to Education Code Section 15300 et seq. and 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. The Board approves the filing with the Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt County Registrars of Voters of a Tax Rate Statement and primary and rebuttal arguments, as appropriate, and directs their publication in accordance with the requirements of the Elections Code.

Section 10. 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 be made by any body or official authorized by law to canvass the returns of the election, and that the Board consents to such consolidation.

Section 11. Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code and Section 10002 of the Elections Code, the Boards of Supervisors of each of Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt County is requested to permit their respective Registrar of Voters to render all services specified by Section 10418 of the Elections Code relating to the election, for which services the 90
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District agrees to reimburse each of Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt Counties, 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 18th day of July, 2016.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SHASTATEHAMA-
TRINITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICT

By
Board Vice-President

Attest:

Secretary

STATE OF CALIFORNIA )
)ss
SHASTA COUNTY )

I, Dr. Joe Wyse, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Resolution No. 2016-17-01, which was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District at meeting thereof held on the 18th day of July, 2016, and that it was so adopted by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTENTIONS:

By
sSecretary

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REIMBURSEMENT RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-17-02

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
SHASTA-TEHAMA-TRINITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICT REGARDING ITS INTENTION TO ISSUE
TAX-EXEMPT GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

WHEREAS on July 18, 2016 the Board of Trustees of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District Community College District (the "District") adopted Resolution No. 2016-17-01("Election Resolution"), placing a $139,000,000 general obligation bond measure on the November 8, 2016 ballot; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the District desires to finance the costs of acquiring, constructing, reconstruction and/or equipping of school facilities as provided in Exhibit B to the Election Resolution (the "Project"); and

WHEREAS, the District intends to finance the acquisition, construction, reconstruction and/or equipping of the Project or portions of the Project with the proceeds of the sale of general obligation bonds or other forms of debt, the interest upon which is excluded from gross income for federal income tax purposes (the "Obligations"); and

WHEREAS, prior to the issuance of the Obligations the District desires to incur certain capital expenditures (the "Expenditures") with respect to the Project from available moneys of the District; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has determined that those moneys to be advanced on and after the date hereof to pay the Expenditures are available only for a temporary period and it is necessary to reimburse the District for the Expenditures from the proceeds of the Obligations.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SHASTA-TEHAMATRINITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, ORDER, AND DETERMINE AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. The District hereby states its intention and reasonably expects to reimburse Project costs incurred prior to the issuance of the Obligations with proceeds of the Obligations. Exhibit B of the Election Resolution describes the general character, type, purpose, and function of the Project.

SECTION 2. The reasonably expected maximum principal amount of the Obligations is $50,000,000.

SECTION 3. This resolution is being adopted not later than 60 days after the payment of the original Expenditures (the "Expenditures Dates or Dates").

SECTION 4. The District will make a reimbursement allocation, which is a written allocation that evidences the District's use of proceeds of the Obligations to reimburse an Expenditure, no later than 18 months after the later of the date on which the Expenditure is paid or the Project is placed in service or abandoned, but in no event more than three years after the date on 98
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which the Expenditure is paid. If both the District and a licensed architect or engineer certify that at least 5 years is necessary to complete construction of the Project, the maximum reimbursement period is changed from 3 years to 5 years.

SECTION 5. Each Expenditure will be either (a) of a type properly chargeable to a capital account under general federal income tax principles (determined in each case as of the date of the Expenditure), (b) a cost of issuance with respect to the Obligations, (c) a nonrecurring item that is not customarily payable from current revenues, or (d) a grant to a party that is not related to or an agent of the District so long as such grant does not impose any obligation or condition (directly or indirectly) to repay any amount to or for the benefit of the District.

SECTION 6. This resolution is consistent with the budgetary and financial circumstances of the District, as of the date hereof. No moneys from sources other than the Obligations are, or are reasonably expected to be reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside by the District (or any related party) pursuant to their budget or financial policies with respect to the Project costs. To the best of our knowledge, this Board is not aware of the previous adoption of official intents by the District that have been made as a matter of course for the purpose of reimbursing expenditures and for which tax-exempt obligations have not been issued.

SECTION 7. This resolution is adopted as official action of the District in order to comply with Treasury Regulation 1.150-2 and any other regulations of the Internal Revenue Service relating to the qualification for reimbursement of District expenditures incurred prior to the date of issue of the Obligations.

SECTION 8. The limitations described in Section 3 and Section 4 do not apply to (a) costs of issuance of the Obligations, (b) an amount not in excess of the lesser of $100,000 or five percent (5%) of the proceeds of the Obligations, or (c) any preliminary expenditures, such as architectural, engineering, surveying, soil testing, and similar costs other than land acquisition, site preparation, and similar costs incident to commencement of construction, not in excess of twenty percent (20%) of the aggregate issue price of the Obligations that finances the Project for which the preliminary expenditures were incurred.

SECTION 9. All the recitals in this resolution are true and correct and this Board of Trustees so finds, determines and represents.

ADOPTED, SIGNED AND APPROVED this 18th day of July, 2016.

SHASTA-TEHAMA-TRINITY COMMUNITY
COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

By
Board Vice-President

Attest:

Secretary

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA )
)ss
SHASTA COUNTY )

I, Dr, Joe Wyse, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Resolution No. 2016-17-02, which was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District at meeting thereof held on the 18th day of July, 2016, and that it was so adopted by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTENTIONS:

By
Secretary

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Measure H Notice of Election

NOTICE BY COUNTY CLERK OF MEASURE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE GENERAL ELECTION IN THE SHASTA-TEHAMA-TRINITY JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016

NOTICE OF DATE FIXED FOR SUBMITTING VERIFIED ARGUMENTS FOR

SHASTA-TEHAMA-TRINITY JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT - BALLOT MEASURE H

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 Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community District.

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the General Election to be held in the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community District, the following ballot measure submitted to the voters will be entitled "Measure H."

"SHASTA COLLEGE JOB TRAINING/ VETERAN SUPPORT MEASURE. To improve college classrooms and facilities providing education and job training opportunities for students, local residents/ veterans, renovate and expand science, technology, engineering and math labs, training facilities and programs for fire, law enforcement, emergency medical, welding, manufacturing/automotive jobs, upgrade electrical systems, acquire, construct/repair classrooms, facilities, sites/equipment, shall Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District issue $139,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring citizens' oversight, independent audits, all funds used locally?"

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 Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community 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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