Shoreline Unified Schools: Vote Yes on Measure I Bonds - Marin County - 2018 general Election
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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure I Campaign

#HonestBallots Movement

Your Marin County Registrar of Voters printed and circulated ballots for this measure that didn't conform to the law. The registrar ignored our Notice and Demand to follow the law. The legislature makes this a crime. (See: How 25 County Registrars Committed A Crime.)

If you want to get really steamed up about the collusion between your Registrar and Shoreline Unified Schools to lie and cheat in order to steal your taxes, you can read the letter for yourself.

Do you want to give this district a Thanksgiving surprise? Please call or text me (with #HonestBalllots, Marin, 0636670, and your name) at 909-378-5401 right now for details. It's urgent and very time-sensitive.

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 I Question

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APPENDIX B

ABBREVIATED FORM OF BOND MEASURE


To repair and modernize outdated classrooms and buildings, replace aging portables, upgrade infrastructure, construct new educational facilities, and improve access to technology, shall Shoreline Unified School District issue $19.5 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with projected tax rates of 3.9˘ per $100 of taxable value while bonds are outstanding (generating on average approximately $1.45 million annually for issued bonds), and requiring citizens' oversight, annual audits and all funds spent to benefit Shoreline students and schools?

Bonds-Yes Bonds-No


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Impartial Analysis for Measure I

Impartial analysis / Proposal

COUNTY COUNSEL'S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF BOND MEASURE I

SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AUTHORIZATION FOR ISSUANCE OF BONDS

If this Measure is approved by a 55% vote, the Shoreline Unified School District will be authorized to issue and sell bonds in the amount of $19.5 million at legal interest rates.

The Measure states that the funds produced by the bond issuance must be used to upgrade, replace and install infrastructure, repair and modernize outdated classrooms and facilities at all district schools, build new educational facilities and improve technology.  Bond proceeds will not be used for teacher and administrator salaries.

In order to pay for the bonds, the projected tax rates will be 3.9 cents per $100 of taxable value ($39 per $100,000 of assessed value) while the bonds are outstanding.  If all of the bonds are sold, the total debt service (including the principal and interest) will be $37,700,000.  The tax will raise approximately $1.4 million dollars annually.  If the bond issuance is authorized, the tax will commence in fiscal year 2019-20 and the final fiscal year in which it is anticipated that the tax will be collected is 2044-45.

The Measure requires a performance audit to ensure that funds are only expended on the Measure's projects; requires annual independent financial audits; and requires the establishment and appointment of an independent citizens' oversight committee.

— s/BRIAN WASHINGTON Marin County Counsel

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Argument in Favor of Measure I

Arguments FOR

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Argument Against Measure I

NO ARGUMENT WAS SUBMITTED AGAINST MEASURE H

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Full Text of Measure I

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APPENDIX A

FULL TEXT OF BOND MEASURE

This measure may be known as the "Shoreline Unified School District School Classroom and Facility Repair, Modernization and Improvement Measure" or "Measure ___."

BOND AUTHORIZATION

By approval of this measure by at least 55 percent of the registered voters voting on the measure, the Shoreline Unified School District will be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $19.5 million in aggregate principal amount at interest rates not to exceed legal limits and to provide financing for the specific types of school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List described below, subject to all the accountability requirements specified below.

ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS

The provisions in this section are specifically included in this measure in order that the voters and taxpayers in the District may be assured that their money will be spent wisely. Expenditures to address specific facilities needs of the District will be in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3), of the State Constitution and the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (codified at Education Code Sections 15264 and following.)

Evaluation of Needs. The School Board has identified detailed facilities needs of the District and has determined which projects to finance from a local bond. The School Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction, enrollment growth, and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List shown below.

Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee. Following approval of this measure, the Board of Trustees will establish an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, under Education Code Sections 15278 and following, to ensure bond proceeds are expended only on the types of school facilities projects listed below. The committee will be established within 60 days of the date when the results of the election appear in the minutes of the School Board.

Performance Audits. The School Board will conduct annual, independent performance audits to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed below.

Financial Audits. The School Board will conduct annual, independent financial audits of' the bond proceeds until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects listed below.

Government Code Accountability Requirements. As required by Section 53410 of the Government Code, (1) the specific purpose of the bonds is set forth in this Full Text of the Measure, (2) the proceeds from the sale of the bonds will be used only for the purposes specified in this measure, and not for any other purpose, (3) the proceeds of the bonds, A-1 8 when and if issued, will be deposited into a building fund to be held by the Marin County Treasurer, as required by the California Education Code, and (4) the Superintendent of the District shall cause an annual report to be filed with the Board of Trustees of the District not later than January 1 of each year, whichreport shall contain pertinent information regarding the amount of funds collected and expended, as well as the status of the projects listed in this measure, as required by Sections 53410 and 53411 of the Government Code.

ADDITIONAL COVENANTS OF THE DISTRICT

No Capital Appreciation Bonds. The District Board has covenanted that it will not issue any bonds pursuant to this measure as capital appreciation bonds.

Limit on Repayment Ratio. The District Board has covenanted that it will not issue any bonds pursuant to this measure that results in a repayment ratio of total debt service to principal amount issued of more than 2.5 to 1, also expressed as no more than $2.50 for each dollar of bonds issued.

NO TEACHER OR ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES

Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this measure shall be used only for the purposes specified in Article XIIlA, Section 1(b)(3), those being for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, and the acquisition or lease of school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

STATE MATCHING FUNDS

The following statement is included in this measure pursuant to Education Code Section 15122.5: Approval of this measure does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects that are the subject of bonds under this measure will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by this measure. The District's proposal for the project or projects described below may assume the receipt of matching state funds, which, if available, could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

INFORMATION ABOUT ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS INCLUDED IN BALLOT

Any estimates or projections in the bond measure or ballot materials, such as relating to estimated tax rates, the duration of issued bonds and related tax levies and collections are provided as informational only. Such amounts are estimates and are not maximum amounts or limitations on the terms of the bonds, the tax rate or duration of the tax supporting repayment of issued bonds. Such estimates depend on numerous variables which are subject to variation and change over the term of the District's overall facilities and bond financing plan, including but not limited to the amount of bonds issued and outstanding at any one time, the interest rates applicable to issued bonds, market conditions at the time of sale of the bonds, when bonds mature, timing of project needs and changes in assessed valuations in the District. As such, while such estimates and approximations are provided based on information currently available to the District and its current expectations, such estimates and approximations are not limitations and are not binding upon the District.

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BOND PROJECT LlST

Scope of Projects. Bond proceeds will be expended on 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, of the Shoreline Unified School District, including the furnishing and equipping of such school facilities. The scope of projects includes:

    -Repair and Modernize Outdated       -Upgrade, Replace and Install
    Classrooms and Facilities at         Infrastructure as Needed at
    All District Schools-                All Campuses-

    -Replace Older Portables with New    -Build New Classrooms
    Classrooms-                          and Facilities-

            -Improve Technology, Connectivity and Access-

This measure authorizes bond projects to be undertaken at all District school sites and other support sites.

School Facility Project List. The items presented on the following list are the types of projects to be financed with voter-approved bond proceeds. Specific examples included on this list are not intended to limit the generality of the broader types of projects described and authorized by this measure. The types of projects authorized are:

  • 0 Repair and/or replace deteriorating and leaky roofs and windows
  • 0 Repair and upgrade outdated and inadequate plumbing and electrical systems
  • 0 Repair, replace or upgrade outdated and inadequate heating, ventilation and air- conditioning systems
  • 0 Acquire, install and/or upgrade campus security systems, including smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, school communication systems, fencing and lighting
  • 0 Modernize, renovate, construct and/or expand aging and outdated classrooms, libraries, computer, science and STEAM labs and other school facilities to meet 21st century educational standards, including providing updated furnishings and other equipment, to facilitate a modern learning environment and support student achievement in math, science, engineering, technology and skilled trades
  • 0 Replace deteriorating and aging portable classrooms
  • 0 Make health and safety improvements, such as installing necessary seismic reinforcements, reconfiguring campuses to better separate playgrounds from parking spaces, and replacing aging building materials, including removal of hazardous materials including asbestos identified either prior to or during construction
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  • 0 Improve student access to computers and modern technology, including providing necessary infrastructure, hardware and other modern instructional equipment
  • 0 Modernize, renovate and construct restrooms, kitchens and cafeterias and other District support facilities such as offices, meeting and wellness and family centers, and multi-purpose rooms
  • 0 Make energy efficiency upgrades and improvements, such as windows, doors, lighting and lighting control systems, roofing, insulation, and floor coverings
  • 0 Upgrade and/or replace necessary infrastructure such as sewer, water, electrical and utility systems
  • 0 Upgrade, repair and/or expand school site parking, roadways and other grounds, including constructing and/or installing exterior lighting and signage, pathways, walkways, ADA access ramps, shade structures, benches and other outdoor seating areas and installing landscaping and drainage
  • 0 Repair, upgrade, renovate, improve and equip school playgrounds, sports fields, courts such as tennis and basketball, tracks, gymnasiums and physical education and athletic facilities, including constructing and acquiring all related improvements and facilities such as locker rooms and seating
  • 0 Make Federal and State-mandated Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) safety upgrades, including playground equipment replacement
  • 0 Ensure and upgrade federal and state-mandated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility to schools, including upgrades to site access, parking, staff and student restrooms, relocation of certain existing electrical devices, drinking fountains, playground equipment, and other necessary improvements.
  • 0 Acquire land, rights of ways, or other interests in real property, including the leasing of real property, to provide adequate school and related facilities to serve school sites
  • 0 If funds from non-bond sources become available and are applied to any of the following projects, then such projects may also be funded in part with bond funds as needed:
  • --Construct and upgrade agricultural career technical education (CTE) facilities (commonly referred to as The Farm)
    --Make other improvements to classrooms and facilities throughout the District

Each of the bond projects described in this Bond Project List include the costs of furnishing and equipping such facilities, and all costs which are incidental but directly related to the types of projects described above. Examples of incidental costs include, but are not limited to: costs of design, engineering, architect and other professional services, facilities assessments, inspections, site preparation, utilities, landscaping, construction management and other planning and permitting, legal, accounting and similar costs; independent annual financial and performance audits; a customary construction contingency; demolition and disposal of existing structures; the costs of interim housing and storage during construction including relocation and construction costs incurred relating to interim facilities; rental or construction of storage facilities and other space on A-4 11 an interim basis for materials and other equipment and furnishings displaced during construction; costs of relocating facilities and equipment as needed in connection with the projects; interim classrooms and facilities for students, administrators, and school functions, including modular facilities; federal and state-mandated safety upgrades; addressing unforeseen conditions revealed by construction/modernization and other necessary improvements required to comply with existing building codes, including the Field Act; access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act; costs of the election; bond issuance costs; and project construction oversight and administration during the duration of such projects, including by District personnel, as permitted by law.

The scope and nature of any of the specific projects described above may be altered by the District as required by unforeseen conditions that may arise during the course of design and construction. In the event that a modernization or renovation project is more economical for the District to be undertaken as new construction, this bond measure authorizes land acquisition, relocation, expansion and construction and/or reconstruction, and all costs relating thereto, for said reason or, alternatively, based on other considerations deemed in the best interest of the District by the Governing Board. In addition, this measure authorizes the acquisition of real property, including necessary rights of ways or other real property interests, required to accomplish projects set forth above, to expand District facilities, to provide facilities access, or to provide additional school or related facilities, which acquisition includes sites that may not be adjacent to existing sites. In addition, authorized projects include reimbursements for project costs previously paid by the District, and paying and/or prepaying interim or previously obtained financing for the types of projects included on the project list, such as bond anticipation notes and other lease financings relating to projects and/or equipment previously financed.

The order in which school facilities projects are listed in the foregoing Bond Project List does not suggest an order of priority. Determination of bond project prioritization is vested in the Governing Board. In determining project funding priorities pursuant to this bond measure, the Board is committed to taking into consideration factors such as non-bond funding sources which have previously been received or may be received for said projects, and in such instance, using bond funds as a secondary source of funding when needed. Furthermore, the District declares its intention to continue to pursue State facilities funding sources whenever possible, including State matching grant funds for eligible projects.

The Governing Board's prioritization funding projects as of the date of placing this measure on the ballot can be obtained from the District's web site or by request to the office of the Superintendent.

The District is unable to anticipate all unforeseen circumstances which may prevent some of the projects listed on the above school facility project list from being undertaken or completed from local funds generated by this bond measure, or which may require modification to current priorities.

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Measure I Tax Rate Statement

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APPENDIX C

TAX RATE STATEMENT
SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

An election will be held in the Shoreline Unified School District (the "District") on November 6, 2018, to authorize the sale of up to $19.5 million in bonds of the District to finance school facilities as described in the measure. If such bonds are authorized and sold, principal and interest on the bonds will be payable only from the proceeds of ad valorem tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the Elections Code of the State of California. Such information is based upon the best estimates and projections presently available from official sources, upon experience within the District, and other demonstrable factors.

Based upon the foregoing and projections of the District's assessed valuation, the following information is provided:

  1. 1. The best estimate of the average annual tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.039 per $100 of assessed valuation (or $39 per $100,000 of assessed value). The final fiscal year in which it is anticipated that the tax will be collected is 2044-45.
  2. 2. The best estimate of the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.039 per $100 of assessed valuation (or $39 per $100,000 of assessed value). It is estimated that such rate would be levied starting in fiscal year 2019-20 and following.
  3. 3. 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 approximately $37,700,000.

Voters should note the estimated tax rate is based on the assessed value (not market value) of taxable property on the official tax rolls of the applicable county. In addition, taxpayers eligible for a property tax exemption, such as the homeowner's exemption, will be taxed at a lower effective tax rate than described above. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills and tax advisors to determine their property's assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.

The attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon projections and estimates only, which amounts are not maximum amounts or durations and are not binding upon the District. The actual debt service, tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary from those used to provide the estimates set forth above, due to factors such as variations in the timing of bond sales, the par amount of bonds sold and market interest rates available at the time of each sale, actual assessed valuations over the term of the bonds, and other factors. The date and amount of bonds C-1 14 sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on the need for project funds and other considerations. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on conditions in the bond market at the time of sale. Actual future assessed valuations will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessors in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

Bob Raines, Superintendent
Shoreline Unified School District

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Measure I Agenda Description

Agenda of July 26, 2018 (complete item)

SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING

AGENDA

Thursday, July 26, 2018


Finance and Business

14. Update on facilities planning, community feedback, project priorities and potential General Obligation Bond Election INFORMATION

Spanish interpreting services will be provided Agenda available online at: www.shorelineunified.org

15. Review and discuss Resolution # 2018.19.2 – Calling General Obligation Bond Election on November 6, 2018 INFORMATION

Agenda of August 6, 2018 (complete item)

SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING

AGENDA

Monday, August 6, 2018


7. Consider adoption of Resolution # 2018.19.2 – Calling General Obligation Bond Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Shoreline Unified School District ordering an election to authorize the issuance of school bonds, establishing specifications of the election order, and requesting consolidation with other elections occurring on November 6, 2018 ACTION

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Measure I Resolution

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RESOLUTION NO. 2018.19.2

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING AN
ELECTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF SCHOOL BONDS,
ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER, AND
REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION WITH OTHER ELECTIONS
OCCURRING ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018

WHEREAS, the Shoreline Unified School District (the "District") in Marin and Sonoma Counties (together, the "Counties"), State of California, is committed to providing quality education to its students; and

WHEREAS, as the District and the greater Shoreline community have done together for decades, the District continues to work hard to understand current facilities needs, anticipate repairs that may become necessary in the foreseeable future and determine what facilities improvements could further enhance the excellent education provided to District students; and

WHEREAS, at this time, the District has identified school facilities improvement needs which exist throughout the District, including critically needed facilities projects which must be addressed in the near future, and other important high needs projects, all of which require identification of funding sources; and

WHEREAS, a local funding source such as proceeds of voter-approved general obligation bonds is a means by which the District can identify a local funding source and address its facilities needs to enable the District to achieve its goals for its present and future students; and

WHEREAS, notwithstanding a local bond, the District Board of Trustees (the "Board") continues to be committed to addressing facilities needs from its operating budget when possible and from State facilities funding sources which it will continue to pursue; and

WHEREAS, in determining project funding priorities from a voter approved bond, the Board is committed to taking into consideration factors such as non-bond funding sources which have previously been received or may be received for said project, and in such instance, using bond funds as a secondary source of funding when needed; and

WHEREAS, the Board has reviewed and confirmed current funding priorities at its public meetings including on this date and a list of the priority funding projects as of this date is and will continue to be publicly available on the District's web site and by request to the Superintendent's office; and

WHEREAS, Proposition 39 ("Proposition 39"), which amended Articles XIlIA of the California Constitution ("Article XIllA"), was approved by California voters on November 7, 2000, and provides for the levy of ad valorem property taxes for the payment of bonded indebtedness of a school district, community college district or county office of education approved by at least 55 percent of the voters voting on such proposition; and

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WHEREAS, upon the passage of Proposition 39, the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bond Act of 2000, being California Education Code Section 15264 and following (the "Act"), became operative; and

WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Board, it is advisable to call an election pursuant to the Act to submit to the electors of the District the question whether bonds of the District shall be issued and sold pursuant to the authority of Article XVI Section 18 of the California Constitution and Article XIIIA (together with the Act, the "Law") for the purposes authorized by the Law and for the facilities projects as more particularly described in Appendix A hereto (the "Full Text of Bond Measure"); and

WHEREAS, under the Act, the election may be ordered at a primary or general election, a regularly scheduled local election at which all of the electors of the District are entitled to vote, or a statewide special election, upon a two-thirds vote of the Board; and

WHEREAS, the Board desires to call an election in the District pursuant to the Law on November 6, 2018, which is the date of the statewide general election, and pursuant to Education Code Section 15121 and Elections Code Section 10400 and following, to request consolidation with any and all other elections held in the District on such date, and to request the Marin County and Sonoma County Registrars of Voters (together, the "County Registrars") to perform election services for the District; and

WHEREAS, in connection with the calling of a bond election and in accordance with Education Code Section 15100 subparagraph (c), the Board has obtained reasonable and informed projections of assessed property valuations that take into consideration projections of assessed property valuations made by the assessors of the Counties, if any have been made available; and

NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF, TRUSTEES OF THE SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Recitals. The foregoing recitals are true and correct.

Section 2. Call for Election. The Board hereby orders an election and submits to the electors of the District the question of whether general obligation bonds of the District shall be issued and sold in the maximum principal amount of $19.5 million for the purposes described in the ballot measure approved under Section 4 and attached hereto as Appendix A (Full Text of Bond Measure) and Appendix B (Abbreviated Text of Bond Measure), and paying all costs incident thereto. This Resolution constitutes the order of the District to call such election and shall constitute the "specifications of the election order" pursuant to Education Code Section 5322.

Section 3. Election Date. The date of the election shall be November 6, 2018, and such bond election shall be held solely within the boundaries of the District. The boundaries of the District have not changed since the District's last election.

Section 4. Purpose of Election; Ballot Measure. The purpose of the election shall be for the voters in the District to vote on a bond measure, a full copy of which is attached hereto as Appendix A and marked "Appendix A - Full Text of Bond Measure" -2- 3 (the "Full Text of the Measure"), containing the question of whether the District shall issue general obligation bonds for the purposes stated therein, together with the accountability requirements of Article XlllA and the requirements of Section 15272 of the Act. The Full Text of the Measure, which commences with the heading "FULL TEXT OF BOND MEASURE" and includes all of the text thereafter on Appendix A, shall be printed in the voter information pamphlet provided to voters, with such measure designation as is assigned to the measure inserted in the appropriate blank fields by the County elections officials. As required by Education Code Section 5322 and Elections Code Section 13247, the abbreviated form of the measure to appear on the ballot label is attached hereto as Appendix B and is marked as "Appendix B - Abbreviated Form of Bond Measure."

The President of the Board and the Superintendent are hereby separately authorized and directed to make any changes to the text of the measure set forth on. Appendix A and/or Appendix B to conform to any requirements of the Law or requests of the County Registrars, or upon the advice of the District's legal counsel, by written direction provided to the County Registrars.

Section 5. Authority for Election. The authority for ordering the election is contained in Section 15264 et. seq. of the Education Code, Article XVI Section 18(b) of the California Constitution and paragraph (b) subsection (3) of Article XIllA. The authority for the specification of this election order is contained in Section 5322 of the Education Code.

Section 6. Proceeds for School Facilities Projects. The Board certifies that the proceeds from the sale of the bonds will be used only for the purposes specified in Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) as further specified in Appendix A, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses. Further, as required by Article XllIA, the Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size and information technology needs in developing the list of school facilities projects set forth in Appendix A.

Section 7. Covenants of the Board upon Approval of the Bonds by the Electorate; Accountability Measures. As required by Article XIIIA, Section 15278 of the Act, and Government Code Section 53410, in the event 55 percent or more of the voters voting in the District approve the Bonds, the Board shall:

  1. (a) conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the funds have been expended only on the projects listed in Appendix A;
  2. (b) conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the proceeds from the sale of the Bonds until all of those proceeds have been expended for the school facilities projects listed in Appendix A;
  3. (c) establish and appoint members to an independent citizens' oversight committee in accordance with Sections 15278, 15280, and 15282 of the Act;
  4. (d) apply the Bond proceeds only to the specific purposes stated in the ballot proposition;
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  6. (e) cause the creation of accounts into which bond proceeds shall be deposited; and
  7. (f) cause the preparation of an annual report pursuant to Government Code Sections 53410 and 53411.

Section 8. Covenants of the Board Regarding Capital Appreciation Bonds and Repayment Ratio. If the bond measure presented to District voters pursuant to this Resolution is successful, the Board hereby covenants with respect to each series of bonds that:

  1. (a) No Capital Appreciation Bonds. The Board hereby covenants that none of the bonds issued pursuant to the authority of the measure will be issued as capital appreciation bonds. Only current interest bonds will be issued.
  2. (b) Repayment Ratio. The Board hereby covenants that for each series of bonds issued, the ratio of total debt service to principal amount issued will not exceed 2.5 to 1, which is lower than the legal limit of4 to 1.

Section 9. State Matching Funds. The Board hereby finds that some of the projects identified on the Full Text of Measure may require state matching funds for completion. As such, the statement required by Education Code Section 15122.5 has been included in the Full Text of Measure attached hereto which shall be reproduced in the sample ballot.

Section 10. Delivery of this Resolution. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to send a copy of this Resolution to (1) the Marin and Sonoma County Registrars, and (2) the Marin and Sonoma Counties Clerks of the Boards of Supervisors for purposes of consolidation pursuant to Elections Code Section 10403. The Resolution shall be received by the County Registrars and the Clerks of the Board no later than 88'days prior to the election date, unless otherwise permitted by law.

The County Registrars are hereby requested to print the full text of the ballot measure in the ballot materials as it appears on Appendix A hereto and to provide all required notices of the election and other notices related thereto.

Section 11. Consolidation of Election; Request to Provide Services. The County Registrars and Board of Supervisors of the Counties are hereby requested to consolidate the election ordered hereby with any and all other elections to be held on November 6, 2018 within the District.

Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code and Section 10002 of the Elections Code, the Boards of Supervisors of Marin and Sonoma are requested to permit the County Registrars to render all services specified by Section 10418 of the Elections Code relating to the election, for which services the District agrees to reimburse the Counties in full upon presentation of invoices therefor, such services to include the publication of formal Notices of School Bond Election and the mailing of the sample ballot and tax rate statement (described in Section 9401 of the Elections Code).

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Section 12. Approval of Tax Rate Statement. Pursuant to Elections Code Section 9401, a tax rate statement has been prepared in the form attached hereto as Appendix C, which form of Tax Rate Statement is hereby approved for inclusion in the sample ballot. The President of the Board, the Superintendent, or any written designee of the foregoing, are hereby separately authorized and directed to execute the tax rate statement, and to file said Statement with the County Registrars, in accordance with Section 9 hereof.

Section 13. Ballot Arguments. As provided in Elections Code Section 9501, any and all members of this Board are hereby authorized, at their option, to act as an author of any ballot argument prepared in connection with the election, including a rebuttal argument.

Section 14. Maturity Limit of Bonds. The Bonds may be issued in one or more series by the District from time to time, and each series of Bonds shall mature not more than the legal limit at the time of such issuance thereof. The Bonds shall be issued under the Act, under the provisions of Section 53506 et seq. of the California Government Code, or under any other provision of law authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds by school districts.

Section 15. Estimates Included in Ballot Materials. The measure authorized by this Resolution includes information regarding certain current expectations relating to the bond issuance program, if the measure is successful, such as the estimated tax rate to be levied to support issued bonds, the total bond repayment amount and the final maturity date. Estimates included on the appendices hereto have been provided by the District in good faith based upon information currently available to the District. The approximations and estimates depend on numerous variables which are subject to variation and change over the term of the District's overall facilities and bond financing plan. As such, such estimates and approximations are not intended by the Board to be additional restrictions on the District's bond program' and bond issuances,'and, other than the total principal amount of bonds authorized to be issued by the bond measure, do not represent additional limitations on bond issuance.

Section 16. Declaration of Intention Regarding Reimbursements. If the bond measure provided for herein is successful, the District intends to issue tax-exempt bonds. The District acknowledges that it may commence projects identified in Appendix A and make payments related thereto in advance to the issuance of said tax-exempt bonds. In accordance with federal tax law requirements, in order to preserve the opportunity to reimburse certain project expenditures made prior to bond issuance, the Board hereby declares that it reasonably expects as of this date to issue tax-exempt bonds and to use a portion of the proceeds thereof to reimburse project expenditures made by the District before the date of issuance of the bonds, but not for expenditures made more than 60 days before the date of adoption of this Resolution.

Section 17. Official Actions. The President of the Board and the Superintendent are hereby separately authorized and directed to execute and deliver to County officials any directions, requisitions or other writings, and to make any changes to the texts of the measure as described herein and in the tax rate statement, to conform to any legal requirements or the County Registrar, in order to cause the election to be held and conducted in the District.

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Section 18. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect on and after its adoption.

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The foregoing Resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Shoreline Unified School District of Marin and Sonoma Counties, being the Board authorized by law to make the designations therein contained by the following vote, on August 6, 2018.

Adopted by the following votes: [2/3 of Board required for approval]

Trustee Aye No Absent Abstain
Jill Manning-Sartori
Clarette McDonald
Avito Miranda
Tim Kehoe
Jim Lino
Jane Healy
Vonda Fernandes

Jill Manning-Sartori, President
Shoreline Unified School District
Board of Trustees

Attest:

Avito Miranda, Clerk
Shoreline Unified School District
Board of Trustees

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Measure I Notice of Election

NOTICE OF ELECTION AND DEADLINES FOR FILING ARGUMENTS AND REBUTTALS FOR MEASURES TO BE VOTED ON IN MARIN COUNTY AT THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018, GENERAL ELECTION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Marin County Registrar of Voters that the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at which time polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., and the following measures will be on the ballot.

COUNTY

MEASURE AA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF MARIN

In order to relieve traffic congestion on Highway 101 and local roads; fix potholes/maintain local roads; improve interchanges/access to/from Highway 101; expand safe routes to schools, including school bus service/funding crossing guards; and, provide local transit, including options for seniors/persons with disabilities, shall Marin County renew the existing half-cent, voter approved sales tax without increasing the current rate, providing $27,000,000 annually for 30 years, with citizens' oversight, that the State cannot take away? ____YES _____NO

SCHOOL

BOND MEASURE I SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

To repair and modernize outdated classrooms and buildings, replace aging portables, upgrade infrastructure, construct new educational facilities, and improve access to technology, shall Shoreline Unified School District issue $19.5 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with projected tax rates of 3.9? per $100 of taxable value while bonds are outstanding (generating on average approximately $1.45 million annually for issued bonds), and requiring citizens' oversight, annual audits and all funds spent to benefit Shoreline students and schools? ____BONDS YES _____BONDS NO

MEASURE J TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

To protect high quality education with local funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Tamalpais Union High School District attract and retain highly qualified teachers, counselors and staff; provide excellent science, technology, engineering, math, reading /writing instruction; protect art /music programs; and maintain small class sizes by levying $149 per parcel, providing $5.1 million annually for 4 years, with senior exemptions, annual cost of living adjustments, independent citizens' oversight and all funds for local high school students? ____YES _____NO

MUNICIPAL

File arguments and rebunttals with city/town clerk. Contact city/town clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.

MEASURE K CITY OF LARKSPUR

MEASURE L CITY OF SAUSALITO

MEASURE M CITY OF SAUSALITO

MEASURE N TOWN OF CORTE MADERA

MEASURE O TOWN OF FAIRFAX

MEASURE P TOWN OF ROSS

MEASURE Q TOWN OF SAN ANSELMO

DISTRICT

MEASURE R COUNTY SERVICE AREA NO. 27

Shall the measure continuing the special tax for paramedic services for four years in the amount of $79.50 in the first year and increasing $4 annually to a maximum of $91.50 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in nonresidential use, which will annually raise approximately $58,000 beginning in year one, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of said tax be adopted? ____YES _____NO

MEASURE S KENTFIELD FIRE DISTRICT

Shall the measure continuing the special tax for paramedic services for four years in the amount of $79.50 in the first year and increasing $4 annually to a maximum of $91.50 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in nonresidential use, which will annually raise approximately $223,500 beginning in year one, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of said tax be adopted? ____YES _____NO

MEASURE T SLEEPY HOLLOW FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Shall the measure continuing the special tax for paramedic services for four years in the amount of $79.50 in the first year and increasing $4 annually to a maximum of $91.50 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in nonresidential use, which will annually raise approximately $72,345.00 beginning in year one, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of said tax be adopted? ____YES _____NO

MEASURE U SOUTHERN MARIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Southern Marin Fire Protection District Local Emergency Medical Response and Fire Protection Measure. To maintain local emergency medical/fire protection services; improve the ability to react to/contain wildland fires; attract/retain qualified professional paramedics and firefighters; and maintain high cardiac and stroke survivability standards and 9-1-1 fire response times; shall the Southern Marin Fire Protection District establish a $200/annual parcel tax to protect local funding, providing $3,000,000 annually, until ended by voters, with citizen oversight, independent audits, all funds staying local? ____YES _____NO

MEASURE V STINSON BEACH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Increase Appropriations Limit. Shall the appropriations limit established for the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District pursuant to Article XIIIB of the California Constitution is adjusted to include the combined total of all revenue Sources for the fiscal years 2017-2018 through 2018-2023 in order to continue funding for the fire protection and ambulance services Provided by the District? ____YES _____NO

MEASURE W WEST MARIN TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX AREA

West Marin Transient Occupancy Tax. To address tourism impacts on West Marin communities and paid only by guests, shall the measure be adopted to increase the transient occupancy tax in West Marin from 10% to 14% for hotels/short-term rentals, and to apply 4% tax to commercial campground visitors, to enhance fire/emergency services and long-term community housing, raising approximately $1.3 million annually, with local oversight, annual audits, and all funds exclusively used for West Marin, effective until amended/repealed? ____YES _____NO

ADVISORY VOTE ONLY

MEASURE X BOLINAS COMMUNITY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT

Shall the County of Marin enact a resolution pursuant to Marin County Ordinance 3662 to include Brighton Avenue, Park Avenue and Wharf Road in downtown Bolinas as County roads on which there shall be no overnight parking of vehicles, except for automobiles, motorcycles and pickups, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.? ____YES _____NO

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against the county, school, district and advisory measures, with Argument Submission Form and Argument Signature Form, must be submitted to the Marin County Elections Department, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California, by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018. Arguments for or against the measures must not be more than 300 words. For municipal measures, file arguments and rebuttals with the city/town clerk. Contact clerk for information about requirements and deadlines. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the governing board, or any member or members of the board, or any bona fide association of citizens, or any individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measures, or any combination of such associations and voters may submit written arguments for or against the measures. Arguments may not be changed or withdrawn after 4:30 p.m. on August 20. The Registrar of Voters of Marin County will print one argument for and one argument against each measure in the Voter Information Guide, which is mailed to all registered voters in the jurisdiction.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that when the Registrar of Voters has selected the argument in favor and against each measure, the Registrar will send a copy of the argument in favor to the author of the argument against and a copy of the argument against to the author of the argument in favor. The authors may prepare and submit rebuttal arguments not exceeding 250 words. The rebuttal arguments must be filed with the Registrar of Voters by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018. Rebuttal arguments shall be printed in the same manner as the direct arguments. Each rebuttal argument shall immediately follow the direct argument that it seeks to rebut. The Argument Submission Form and Argument Signature Form, available from the Elections Department, must be turned in with all arguments and rebuttals. For information or to obtain forms, contact the Elections Department at (415) 473-6437. Measure arguments and rebuttals will be available for public examination in the Elections Department for ten (10) days from each filing date.

DATED: August 14, 2018
LYNDA ROBERTS
Registrar of Voters

No. 1074 August 14, 2018

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