San Bernardino College: Vote Yes on Measure CC Bonds - San Bernardino County - 2018 general Election
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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure CC Campaign

#HonestBallots Movement

Your San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino College 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, San Bernardino, 98, 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.

Community College Facts

What California community college districts don't want you to know!

When I refer to they, I mean the administrators, staff, deans, and all the title-laden academic bureaucrats, who milk the system to become millionaires on the public dime. These are the people with the $100,000+ salaries and $100,000+ pensions. They like hobnobbing with the rich and famous.

The following facts are general in nature. There are always exceptions to the rule. Some motivated students do make great use of the system. How many, no one knows (purposely). That way they can make all kinds of claims that warm the cockles of your heart, that are based on nothing but anecdotes and wishful thinking. Without parents breathing down their necks, they can get away with anything they want.

Community college foundations fund bond elections.
This surprised me. How can donors who get tax deductions pay for political campaigns with their donations? Easy! Launder it through community college foundations. More than 90% of community college bond elections are funded solely by the college's charitable foundation. They only get away with it because you don't report it to the FBI and the IRS.
They're going virtual.
The first virtual community college has already gone online. All those buildings and other facilities are about to become obsolete. Think about all those stadiums and sports complexes the districts want to build. Heck, they could do the web hosting in Estonia and no one would be the wiser.
California Constitution Is Silent
Unlike K-12, the University of California system, and the California State University System community colleges are not given any recognition in the state constitution. The legislature could end them tomorrow. (The legislature won't because they provide high-paying, unaccountable employment for many public employees.)
Adult Babysitting/Marijuana Haven
A hefty percentage of students spend time hanging out, using all the cool Internet services, smoking weed, and partying.
College Promise
They have to give their services away for free. College Promise is the latest fraud. The colleges already give away courses to enrolled high school students*, now they're giving course to graduates. This stuff is a way to counteract the lack of interest.
*It's also double dipping, because both the college and the school district get state money for the dually enrolled high school student.
State Funding
They all compete with each other to get their FTES (full-time equivalent student) (ADA average daily attendance for K-12). Remember back in 2017 when the entire California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) (another layer of pure bureaucracy) and all the college bureacrats were wetting their diapers when Trump announced that he was ending DACA. One has to wonder if the entire business model, if you can even call it that, is based on a steady stream of government programs.
Fees For Everything
Unlike free public schools, community colleges can charge for anything. The more revenue streams the better. That's what keeps bureaucrats busy, busy, busy. With a student ID, a lot of stuff is free to use. Even though you pay for it all, if you want to use it, you can't. How much money do you think these districts collect in parking fees and fines every year?
Performance Statistics
Good luck if you want to find out whether you're getting your money's worth. With the meager and often irrelevant data that the CCCCO collects and it's equally worthless data query tools, you can spend hours trying to compare one college to another and end up giving up. The collleges don't want you to know the facts. Then they can make up their rosy propaganda without anyone being able to hold them accountable.
Out-of-District Students
Since the legislature removed the tuition penalty for out-of-district students, community colleges have become marketing machines, spending huge amounts on recruitment. They recruit students from all over the country and all over the world. Foreign students and out-of-state students are especially lucrative. Athletes from everywhere in the world fill the rosters for sports programs, all paid for with your taxes.
The big wigs don't like to call themselves superintendents.
They prefer big-boy or big-girl or big-whatever pants. They like titles like Chancellor, President, CEO, and all the corporate C-level titles. Unlike private corporations, however, they feed at the public trough.
Pushing for four-year degrees.
They want always want more money. They've been pushing the legislature for years to get to offer four-year degrees. The pilot programs are being extended.

Remind me again. Why are taxpayers paying for this?

When you see highlighting in the documents below, it to see the commentary.

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Measure CC Question

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EXHIBIT A

"SAN BERNADINO VALLEY/ CRAFTON HILLS COLLEGE JOB TRAINING, SAFETY, REPAIR MEASURE. To upgrade classrooms, labs, Veterans Center, career counseling/job training facilities for science, engineering, nursing, industrial careers; improve student safety, access to affordable, high quality education; repair, construct/acquire classrooms, facilities, sites, equipment, shall San Bernardino Community College District's measure authorizing $470,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 2.5 cents/$100 assessed value, $28,000,000 annually, while bonds are outstanding, be approved, with citizen oversight, all money staying local?"

Bonds - Yes Bonds – No

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Impartial Analysis for Measure CC

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Measure "_" is submitted to the voters by the Governing Board of the San Bernardino Community College District ("District"). A "yes" vote by at least fifty-five percent (55%) of the voters voting on this measure will authorize the District to issue bonds to benefit the District in the amount of four hundred seventy million dollars ($470,000,000). If less than fifty five percent (55%) of the voters voting on this measure vote yes, the District will not be authorized to issue and sell the $470,000,000 in bonds set forth in the measure.

The bond proceeds may only be used to upgrade classrooms, labs, the Veterans Center, career counseling and job training facilities for science, engineering, nursing and industrial careers; to improve student safety and access to affordable, high quality education; to repair, construct or acquire classrooms, facilities, sites and equipment. The proceeds may not be used for any other purpose, including faculty administrator salaries and other college Operating expenses.

The District will conduct financial and performance audits annually and will appoint a citizens oversight committee to ensure that bond proceeds are spend only on the school facility projects listed in the measure.

The bonded debt will be a general obligation of the District and will be financed by property taxes levied annually on taxable property located within the District in an amount necessary to pay the annual debt obligation.

The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure "_". If you desire a copy of Measure please contact the District at (909) 382-4000 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you.

MICHELLE D. BLAKEMORE
County Counsel

/s Cynthia O'Neill
CYNTHIA L. O'NEILL
Supervising Deputy County Counsel

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Argument in Favor of Measure CC

Argument in Favor of Measure CC

As wildfires race across California, we need your help to train more firefighters, as well as to provide more opportunities in other fields for our local students, including veterans.

Please join us in voting YES on Measure CC to protect high-quality education and ensure local access to affordable college and career training at San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College. This measure includes important facilities to train more of the professional firefighters who put their lives on the line to protect our homes and families.

Our local community colleges are vital resources for residents of Calimesa, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino, Yucaipa and Big Bear Lake. They are home to one of the few state-accredited regional fire academies in California. They also educate healthcare professionals that serve our medical needs, veterans who have served our country, police that keep us safe and skilled workers who fuel our economy.

Attending schools within the UC or Cal-State systems has become expensive. Measure CC ensures students have access to an affordable, high-quality education in the Inland Empire.

Every penny from Measure CC will stay local to benefit San Bernardino community colleges.

Measure CC will:

  • o upgrade classrooms, labs and career training facilities for science, information technology, engineering, manufacturing, and nursing - and Veterans' Centers
  • o upgrade classrooms and career training facilities for core subjects including math, economics, humanities and social sciences
  • o repair or replace leaky roofs, old rusty plumbing and faulty electrical systems
  • o improve student safety and campus security systems
  • o improve access for students with disabilities

To ensure the money is spent properly, Measure CC requires:

  • o a project list detailing exactly how funds will be used
  • o a Citizens' Oversight Committee
  • o independent audits

Vote YES on Measure CC to continue preparing students for future careers - and to train the firefighters we need now. Because wildfires won't wait.

Margaret Hill 8/17/2018
SAN BERNARDINO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDMEMBER margarethill3361@gmail.com (909)991-6422

Michael J. Gallo 8/17/2018
CEO/FORMER U.S. AIR FORCE OFFICER mgallo@kellyspace.com 909-382-5642

Steven L. Shaw 8/17/18
RETIRED YUCAIPA CITY FIRE CHIEF stevenshawyucfire@gmail.com 909-553-8054

Judith Valles 8-17-18
FORMER MAYOR, CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO judith_valles@gmail.com 909 881-5027

Paul W. Foster 8/20/2018
MAYOR - City of Redlands pwesleyf@msn.com (909)855-5512

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Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure CC

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San Bernardino Measure CC Rebuttal to the Argument in Favor

Exploiting tragedy! Shameful! Unethical!

Were you surveyed? Did you get a campaign mailer from District? You paid for it. Is that fair? Using your money for campaign purposes?

ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES?

Constitution says no salaries. Statutes say no salaries. Resolution and measure say no salaries. Guess what lawyers sneaked in? Hint: "reimburse the District for the cost of District staff." Salaries will be paid. You can take that to the bank.

PENSlONS?

Constitution prohibits operating costs like repairs and painting. Shifting salaries and operating costs to bonds leaves more for extravagant pensions.

OVERSIGHT?

Ever seen expenditure reports from Measure M? Measure P? Good stewardship? It's all fake news.

FACTS

  • - $470,000,000 ($827,285,534 taxes) is maximum District can tax in one measure.
  • - District issued CABs (capital appreciation bonds, like those in Poway Unified scandal) 4 times at recklessly high rates - 10%, 11.5%. Now it can't issue more. Boo-hoo!
  • - District imposed project labor agreement on Measure M to pay off cronies, increase facilities costs, and exclude local, non-union workers.
  • - Measure CC is a contract. Have you read the fine print? Besides District salaries, what else does it pay for? -- "staff training," "outstanding lease obligations," "performing arts facilities," and on and on.

BOTTOM LINE

How many times will you pay for Measure M promises?

FILED
AUG 27 2018
BY _BP_ DEPUTY
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

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San Bernardino Measure CC Rebuttal to the Argument in Favor

Can you trust District? When you're not looking, will District breach law, its promises, and your trust?

Would you really agree to a written contract where promises weren't explicitly and unambiguously specified?

You're being deceived! Don't sign a blank check. Vote NO!

Join us: http://bit.ly/NoSBVDDBond

Linda Davis
Realtor, Honesty in School Bond Advocate

Tim Donnelly
Candidate for Congress, CD8

Christi Schneider
Past President Lake Arrowhead Communities Republican Women Fed.

Gary Striano
Retired Fire Captain L.A.CO.

Linda Peckham
Retired small business owner

FILED
AUG 27 2018
BY _BP_ DEPUTY
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

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Argument Against Measure CC

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San Bernardino Measure CC - Argument against

Really? Have you heard colleges are going virtual? Won't enrollment decline? Isn't it only bureaucrats that need facilities to justify exorbitant salaries/benefits?

Don't be deceived by District's campaign, funded by businesses that will likely benefit from bond money. (Isn't that called pay-to-play?) Beware of high-priced marketers masquerading as "students, professors, and community leaders."

Why Vote No on Measure CC?

  • - It's virtually, word-for-word, identical to every other bond measure written by lawyers and advisors who made $7,942,586 (payable by you, with interest) from facilities bonds issued since 2003.
  • - Did you hear about a project list? Why isn't there a list of SPECIFIC projects in Measure CC? Because it would restrict District to spend money ONLY on those things?
  • - Can you trust District? Why did it violate oversight laws over many years for Measure M (2008) $500,000,000? Measure P (2002) $190,000,000?
  • - Did you know that District issued $366,084,282 in facilities bonds since 2003? Where's it gone? $70,865,834 on stadium and gym.
  • - Wait! That's $323,915,718 not even issued yet. Why is District asking for $470,000,000 more?
  • - Why did District violate oversight laws over many years for previous Measure M (2008)? Measure P (2002)?
  • - How much did District waste from Measure M? It's not District's money. It's yours.

Proposition 39 permits a bare majority of voters (55%) to approve these bonds. "To ensure that BEFORE they vote, voters will be given a list of specific projects their bond money will be use for," it requires that Measure CC be a "list of the specific school facilities projects to be funded." (Source: Proposition 39 ballot measure.)

Measure CC's intentionally vague language gives District a BLANK CHECK with NO ACCOUNTABILITY.

Don't vote to waste your taxes on vague promises. Did District keep its promises from Measure M? Measure P? You've been had.

Bond money is like drugs. Don't give District another fix. Just say no!

Join us. http://bit.ly/NoSBVDDBond

Linda Davis
Realtor, Honesty in School Bonds Advocate

FILED
AUG 23 2018
BY _SM_ DEPUTY
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

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Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure CC

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Rebuttal Argument Against Measure CC

The lone opponent of Measure CC does not understand the needs and challenges facing San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College and unfortunately she has misunderstood or mistaken some facts.

Measure CC is supported by community leaders from across the district who recognize the important role that the college plays and the need for improved classrooms and facilities.

We support Measure CC because SBCCD has a proven track record of spending taxpayers' dollars carefully and responsibly. Refinancings of the prior bonds have saved taxpayers over $37 million. You can read the independent Citizens' Oversight Committee reports and annual audits at this link: https://goo.gl/KbesuT

A project list for Measure CC is required bylaw and can be found here: https://goo.gl/JnhWD6

It's simply not possible to prepare students to compete for today's jobs in outdated classrooms and labs and the longer we wait, the more expensive these improvements will become.

Measure CC will:

  • 0 Upgrade classrooms, labs and career training facilities for biology, physical sciences and information technology
  • 0 Repair or replace leaky roofs, old rusty plumbing and faulty electrical systems where needed
  • 0 Improve student safety and campus security systems including security lighting, security cameras, emergency communications systems, smoke detectors, fire alarms and sprinklers
  • 0 Upgrade classrooms and career training facilities for engineering, industrial technology, manufacturing, automotive technology and logistics
  • 0 Improve access for students with disabilities

Measure CC is an investment in students, veterans, the firefighters who keep us safe and our community.

The time is right and the plan is clear -Vote Yes on CC.

FILED
AUG 28 2018
BY _SM_ DEPUTY
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

Kenneth A. Coate
FORMER CHAIR, SBCCD CITIZENS' BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

Mikki (Micaela) Cichocki
Restorative Youth Court Program Specialist

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Full Text of Measure CC

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EXHIBIT B

FULL TEXT BALLOT PROPOSITION

SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

BOND MEASURE ELECTION NOVEMBER 6, 2018

"SAN BERNADINO VALLEY/ CRAFTON HILLS COLLEGE JOB TRAINING, SAFETY, REPAIR MEASURE. To upgrade classrooms, labs, Veterans Center, career counseling/job training facilities for science, engineering, nursing, industrial careers; improve student safety, access to affordable, high quality education; repair, construct/acquire classrooms, facilities, sites, equipment, shall San Bernardino Community College District's measure authorizing $470,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 2.5 cents/$100 assessed value, $28,000,000 annually, while bonds are outstanding, be approved, with citizen oversight, all money staying local?"

Bonds - Yes Bonds - No

PROJECTS

The Board of Trustees of the San Bernardino Community College District, to be responsive to the needs of its community, evaluated San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College's urgent and critical facility needs, and its capacity to provide students, and Veterans with support and job training facilities, an affordable education and prepare them for success in college and careers. Job training facilities, safety issues, class size and offerings, and information and computer technology were each considered in developing the types of projects to be funded by this measure, as such are outlined below and in the District's Districtwide Facilities Master Plan Project List, approved by the Board of Trustees on May 11, 2017 and available for review on the District's website, www.sbccd.org.

In developing the scope of projects, basic repairs, job training facilities, campus safety, facilities supporting Veterans, and the expansion of opportunities for local students to receive an affordable, quality education, were prioritized. If these facility needs are not addressed now, the District's Colleges would be unable to remain competitive in preparing students for jobs in high demand industries and university transfer.

The Board of Trustees determines that San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College MUST:

  1. (i) Maintain affordable education for local students and Veterans;
  2. (ii) Repair or replace leaky roofs, old rusty plumbing and faulty electrical systems;
  3. (iii) Improve Veteran's Center to provide job training, job placement and support services to Veterans;
  4. (iv) Improve student safety and campus security options;
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  6. (v) Upgrade classrooms, labs, and job-training facilities in engineering, industrial technology, automotive technology and manufacturing;
  7. (vi) Adhere to stringent FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY safeguards including:
    1. (a) All expenditures will be subject to annual independent financial audits,
    2. (b) No funds will be used for administrators' salaries and pensions,
    3. (c) An independent citizens' oversight committee will be appointed to ensure that all funds are spent only as authorized.

The following types of projects are authorized to be undertaken at San Bernardino Valley College, Crafton Hills College and at District Sites and Facilities:

PROVIDE AN AFFORDABLE EDUCATION
FOR LOCAL STUDENTS AND VETERANS:

Basic Upgrade Projects Needed To Make
San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College Safe Places
For Students Seeking Job Training and Job Placement

Goals and Purposes: Because the cost of attending the University of California and State University systems has become so expensive, many more students are starting their education at community colleges. This measure will ensure local students have access to an affordable, high-quality education here in San Bernardino County.

Our local community colleges ensure that lower and middle-income students who can't afford the high price of a university still have an opportunity to succeed in college and careers. This measure will provide the affordable, high quality education that all students deserve.

  • ? Improve access to college facilities for people with disabilities.
  • ? Improve Veterans Centers to provide job training, job placement, counseling, and support services to military veterans and their families.
  • ? Repair or replace leaky roofs, old rusty plumbing, and faulty electrical systems.
  • ? Upgrade libraries to accommodate modern technology, digital resources, and improve instructional support for students.
  • ? Improve student safety and campus security systems, including security lighting, security cameras, emergency communications systems, smoke detectors, fire alarms and sprinklers.

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PROVIDE JOB AND CAREER TRAINING
CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS:

To Help Students and Veterans Transfer
Be Trained For High Demand Jobs

Goals and Purposes: We have thousands of military veterans returning from service who need job training, job placement, counseling and support services. Improving the Student and Veterans Centers will ensure that our veterans receive the support they need.

Our local community colleges are a vital resource for our community. They educate the healthcare professionals that serve our medical needs, the police and fire fighters that keep us safe, and the skilled workers that fuel our local economy.

  • ? Upgrade classrooms and career training facilities for engineering, industrial technology, manufacturing, automotive technology, and logistics.
  • ? Upgrade classrooms and labs to help local students complete the first two years of college affordably, and then transfer to the Cal State or UC systems.
  • ? Upgrade classrooms and labs and career training facilities for emergency medical services, anatomy and nursing.
  • ? Upgrade classrooms, labs and career training facilities for biology, physical sciences, and information technology.
  • ? Improve and expand classrooms and career facilities for core subjects including math, economics, humanities and social sciences.
  • ? Improve Student Centers to provide job training, job placement, counseling, and support services to students.

In addition to the projects listed above, at all District sites and facilities, repair, renovation and construction projects may include, but not be limited to, some or all of the following: replace, renovate, upgrade or construct student and staff restrooms, aging electrical and plumbing systems, campus wide infrastructure improvements, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; acquire vehicles; upgrade of facilities for energy efficiencies; repair and replace worn-out and leaky roofs, windows, walls doors and drinking fountains; replace or remove outdated buildings and classrooms and construct new classrooms and support buildings; install wiring and electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology and other electrical devices and needs; upgrade facilities to meet current environmental sustainability and State compliance standards; repair and replace fire alarms, emergency communications and security systems; upgrade, resurface, replacing or relocate hard courts, fields, turf and irrigation systems; install turf on athletic fields; upgrade classrooms; build or upgrade facilities, including at San Bernardino Valley College, new Career Pathway Buildings, Student Services and Instructional Building, warehouse facility, Physical Science, Health Life Safety Building secondary effect, softball field, and at Crafton Hills College, a new Public Safety Training Center, new gymnasium and tennis courts, soccer field and outdoor kinesiology laboratories, instructional buildings and teaching pool; construct, expand, repurpose, repair or reconfigure facilities to create large lecture 31
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classrooms, college support buildings, District administration building, campus centers, maintenance and operations buildings, performing arts centers, Crafton Hall, Central Complex 2, West Complex, gym demolition and Child Development center (Crafton Hills), student support buildings, libraries, Greek Theater and Planetarium; upgrade, resurface and recondition existing parking lots, roads and sidewalks; repair, upgrade and install interior and exterior lighting systems; replace water lines and valves and sewer lines; construct, upgrade, acquire or expand multi-use classrooms and labs, fine arts and visual and performing arts facilities, college storage and recycling facilities, swing space, outdoor classrooms/ performance space, child development buildings, student service/campus center and instructional buildings, and athletic fields; improve water conservation and energy efficiency; acquire land; 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 to reflect wayfinding master plan, bells and clocks; demolition of unsafe facilities; install or upgrade new security systems, such as security (surveillance) cameras, burglar alarms, handrails, outdoor lighting, fencing, landscaping, gates, gateways and classroom door locks; replace sewer lines and improve drainage systems to prevent flooding; upgrade roadway and pedestrian paths and pathways and bridges for improved safety and access for emergency vehicles; construct parking structures; improve surface parking utilities and grounds. The project list also includes the refinancing of outstanding lease obligations and the funding of an endowment for technology and other authorized projects. The upgrading of technology and related infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, upgrading classroom technology, acquisition of enterprise software systems, expanding wireless internet access throughout both college campuses, acquire portable interface devices, servers, switches, routers, modules, sound projection systems, information systems, printers, digital 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 IT and instructional equipment, DATA storage, fiber/copper infrastructure, phones, identity access cards and the creation and funding of a technology endowment.

The listed projects will be completed as needed. Each project is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, program/project management, staff training expenses, a customary contingency, and costs associated with the Total Cost of Ownership of facilities and equipment. In addition to the listed projects stated above, authorized projects also include the acquisition of a variety of instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, including interim funding incurred to advance fund projects from payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, fiscal reporting, facility studies, assessment reviews, facility master plan preparation and updates, environmental studies (including environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring), design and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated college activities caused by construction projects. The allocation of bond proceeds may be affected by the final costs of each project. 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, 32
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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. Proceeds of the bonds may be used to pay or reimburse the District for the cost of District staff when performing work on or necessary and incidental to bond projects. Bond proceeds shall only be expended for the specific purposes identified herein. The District shall create an account into which proceeds of the bonds shall be deposited and comply with the reporting requirements of Government Code § 53410.

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY

This bond measure has strict accountability requirements including:

1. All money will benefit San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College campuses and CANNOT BE TAKEN BY THE STATE.

2. NO MONEY can be used for ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES or pensions.

3. Require TAXPAYER OVERSIGHT and yearly audits to ensure all funds are used locally, effectively and as promised.

4. NO ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES. Proceeds from the sale of the bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher, faculty and college administrator salaries, pensions and other operating expenses.

5. FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY. THE EXPENDITURE OF BOND MONEY ON THESE PROJECTS IS SUBJECT TO STRINGENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS. BY LAW, PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL AUDITS WILL BE PERFORMED ANNUALLY, AND ALL BOND EXPENDITURES WILL BE MONITORED BY AN INDEPENDENT CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO ENSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT AS PROMISED AND SPECIFIED. THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MUST INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, REPRESENTATION OF A BONA FIDE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION, A BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND A SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION. NO DISTRICT EMPLOYEES OR VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SERVE ON THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

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Measure CC Tax Rate Statement

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TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held in the San Bernardino Community College District (the "District") on November 6, 2018, to authorize the sale of up to $470,000,000 in bonds of the District to finance school facilities as described in the proposition. If the bonds are approved, the District expects to issue the bonds in multiple series over time. Principal and interest on the bonds will be payable from the proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400 through 9405 of the California Elections Code.

  1. 1. The best estimate of the average annual tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 2.5 cents per $100 ($25 per $100,000) of assessed valuation. The final fiscal year in which the tax to be levied to fund this bond issue is anticipated to be collected is fiscal year 2047-48.
  2. 2. The best estimate of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 2.5 cents per $100 ($25 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2027-28.
  3. 3. The best estimate of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all of the bonds are issued and sold is approximately $827,285,534.

Voters should note that estimated tax rates are based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on the County's official tax rolls, not on the property's market value, which could be more or less than the assessed value. 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. Certain taxpayers may also be eligible to postpone payment of taxes. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills and tax advisors to determine their property's assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.

Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District. The average annual tax rate, the highest tax rate and the year or years in which they will apply, and the actual total debt service, may vary from those presently estimated due to variations in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold, market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds. The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any- given time will be determined by the District based on need for construction funds and other factors, including the legal limitations on bonds approved by a 55% affirmative vote. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

Dated: _August 8_, 2018. /s Bruce Baron
Bruce Baron, Chancellor
San Bernardino Community College District

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Measure CC Agenda Description

Minutes of August 2, 2018 (complete item)

Meeting of the San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees
August 2, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.
Study Session (Potential Bond) Agenda

3. PRESENTATION – POTENTIAL BOND MEASURE (p3)
Timothy McLarney, True North Research

8. ACTION AGENDA
a. Consideration of Approval to Adopt a Resolution Ordering an Election, and Establishing Specifications of the Election Order (p21)


Timeline
Potential Bond Measure
August 2, 2018

Milestone One

Conducting a Needs Assessment
Education Master Plan (EMP)
Identify Facilities Needs
Facilities Master Plan (FMP)
Cost for FMP
Prioritization of FMP

Milestone Two

Identifying Resources
Identify State Funding
Complete Final Project Proposals (FPP)
Local Funding (Measure M)
Gaps in Funding
Identify Cost for FMP

Milestone Three

Feasibility Study
Identify Projects/Programs
Feasibility Study
Taxpayer Impact
Results of Feasibility Study
Legal Factors & Election Timing
Communication Strategy
Internal Support & Ambassadors
Outreach

Milestone Four

Building Consensus & Building a Strong Measure
Presentations
Explain the Need for Facilities
Collect Feedback
Modify Bond Ballot
Mailers Strategy
2nd Feasibility Study
Resolution and Board Vote

Milestone Five

Advocacy Campaign
Not an SBCCD Milestone

? Legal Requirements
? Campaign Committee (Principal Officers)
? Election Strategy & Logistics
? Communication for Election
? Private Fundraising
? Ballot Monitoring
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Community and Stakeholder Engagement

SBCCD's Potential November 2018 Bond Measure

August 2, 2018

Policymakers

? Congressman Pete Aguilar
? Senator Connie Leyva
? Senator Mike Morrell
? Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes
? Assemblymember Marc Steinorth
? Redlands Mayor Paul Foster
? San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos
? San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency Legislative Analyst Maral Hernandez
? Colton Mayor Richard De La Rosa
? Colton Councilmember Frank Navarro
? Grand Terrace Mayor Darcy McNaboe
? Highland Mayor Larry McCallon
? San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis
? San Bernardino City Manager Andrea Miller

Business and Civic Organizations

? Grand Terrace Lions Club
? Highland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Andrea De Leon
? Inland Action
? San Bernardino Democratic Luncheon
? San Bernardino Rotary
? Yucaipa Chamber of Commerce

Education

? Colton-Joint Unified School District Superintendent Jerry Almendarez
? Rialto Unified School District Superintendent's Office
? San Bernardino City Unified School District Superintendent Dale Marsden
? San Bernardino City Unified School District Parent Engagement Summit (150~ attendees)

Campus Groups

? Crafton Hills College Academic Senate
? Crafton Hills College Foundation Board
? San Bernardino Valley College Academic Senate
? San Bernardino Valley College Foundation Board
? San Bernardino Valley College Foundation President's Circle
? SBCCD Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee
? SBCCD CSEA
? SBCCD CTA

Local Constituents

? 184,000 informational mail pieces delivered to all registered voters within SBCCD's service area
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BOND MEASURE TRACKING SURVEY

CONDUCTED FOR THE

SAN BERNARDINO
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICT

PRESENTED BY
TIMOTHY MCLARNEY PH.D.

7/26/2018

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PURPOSE OF STUDY

o Gather up-to-date information on voters' opinions regarding a potential bond measure
o Profile impact of AB 195 ballot language on support for bond when compared to standard ballot language
o Gather information needed for communications & outreach

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METHODOLOGY OF STUDY

o Conducted June 19th to July 8th, 2018
o Stratified Random Sample: 1,256 District voters likely to participate in November 2018 election
o Split-sample approach to test standard and AB 195-compliant ballot language
o Mixed-Method approach
o Recruited via phone and email
o Data collection via phone and online
o 16 minute average interview length
o English & Spanish
o Margin of Error: +/- 2.8% overall, +/- 3.9% per version

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IMPORTANCE OF ISSUES

Reducing crime and improving public safety Creating jobs and improving the local economy Protecting the quality of education Ensuring local access to an affordable college education and career training Preventing local tax increases Maintaining and upgrading classrooms and facilities at our local community college Reducing traffic congestion Improving local property values
67.3 25.7 93% 55.8 34.4 90% 52.9 33.4 86% 42.6 33.2 76% 44.5 25.9 70% 24.9 39.6 64% 32.4 31.8 64% 32.3 31.4 64%

 
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 % Respondents Extremely important Very important

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INITIAL BALLOT TEST: STANDARD

In order to:
o Repair and upgrade classrooms, labs and career training facilities at San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College for science, healthcare, technology, public safety, skilled trades, and other growing industries
o Improve student safety and security
o And improve local access to affordable, high quality education by repairing, constructing and acquiring classrooms, facilities, sites and equipment

Shall San Bernardino Community College District issue 470 million dollars in bonds at legal interest rates, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrators, and all money staying local? If the election were held today, would you vote yes or no on this measure?

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INITIAL BALLOT TEST: AB 195

In order to:
o Upgrade classrooms, labs and career training facilities at San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College for science, engineering, nursing, and industrial careers
o Improve student safety
o And improve access to affordable, high quality education by repairing, constructing and acquiring classrooms, facilities, sites and equipment

Shall the San Bernardino Community College District measure authorizing 470 million dollars in bonds at legal rates, levying 3 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value ($13 million annually) while bonds are outstanding, be approved, with citizen oversight and all money staying local? If the election were held today, would you vote yes or no on this measure?

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INITIAL BALLOT TEST

% Respondents
100                     Prefer not to answer
 90      8.9    10.4    Not sure
 80     14.3    17.9    Definitely no
 70    _24%_   _31%_
 60      9.9    12.9    Probably no
 50
 40     35.5    31.0    Probably yes
 30    _66%_   _58%_
 20
 10     30.3    26.7    Definitely yes
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    Standard   AB195
   Initial Ballot Test
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TAX THRESHOLD

          Definitely yes Probably yes Probably no Definitely no Not sure
$25 per $100K    16.6  _44%_  27.5        18.4  _46%_  27.6        9.9
$19 per $100K    22.0  _49%_  27.0        16.1  _43%_  26.8        8.1
$12 per $100K    31.8  _56%_  24.3        12.1  _37%_  24.8        7.0

          0    10    20    30    40    50    60    70    80    90    100
                               % Respondents
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AVERAGE SUPPORT FOR MEASURE AT $44 PER YEAR

Definitely yes 30.1

Probably yes 27.1

Probably no 12.9

Definitely no 23.2

Not sure 5.6

Prefer not to answer 1.2

36% 57%

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PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

Improve student safety, campus security systems including security lighting, cameras, emergency communications systems, smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinklers

Repair or replace leaky roofs, old rusty plumbing, faulty electrical systems where needed

Upgrade classrooms, labs, career training facilities for biology, physical sciences, information tech

Upgrade classrooms, career training facilities for engineering, industrial tech, manufacturing, automotive technology, logistics

Upgrade classrooms, labs, career training facilities for emergency medical services, anatomy, nursing

Improve access for students with disabilities

Upgrade classrooms, labs to help local students complete first 2 yrs of college affordably, transfer to Cal-State or UC systems

Install security locks on all classrooms that can be locked from the inside to prevent access during an active shooter situation

Improve Student Centers to provide job training, job placement, counseling, support services to students

Strongly favor Somewhat favor

52.5 29.1
54.1 27.1
49.1 31.8
50.3 30.2
49.5 30.2
50.7 28.8
51.3 26.6
51.3 26.0
46.1 31.2

0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100

% Respondents

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POSITIVE ARGUMENTS

  Very convincing Somewhat convincing
Local community colleges are a vital resource for community; they educate healthcare professionals that serve medical needs, police, firefighters that keep us safe, skilled workers who fuel economy 43.1 36.4
Because cost of attending UC, State University systems has become so expensive, many students are starting their education at community colleges; measure will ensure students have access to an affordable, high-quality education in San Bernardino County 47.5 30.9
Many local high school graduates rely on San Bernardino Valley College, Crafton Hills College for higher education, prepare for careers 45.2 32.8
There will be a clear system of fiscal accountability 44.4 30.4
Community colleges are vital economic engines for region; they create thousands of jobs, generate over $600M per yr for economy; measure will help strengthen colleges, economy 38.4 33.9
All money raised by measure will stay in community to support local community college, students; it cannot be taken away by State or used for other purposes 46.2 25.4
If voters approve measure, local colleges will qualify for up to $100M in State matching money that otherwise will go to a different part of State 38.6 31.8
By law, no money from measure can be spent on administrator and staff salaries or pensions 44.5 24.6
  % Respondents
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
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INTERIM BALLOT TEST

10.6

16.6 19.8

6.7 7.5

35.0 31.9

29.3

29.9

10.7

0

10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100

Standard AB195

Interim Ballot Test

% Respondents Prefer not to answer

Not sure
Definitely no
Probably no
Probably yes
Definitely yes

65% 61%

27% 30%

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NEGATIVE ARGUMENTS

  Very convincing Somewhat convincing
People are having a hard time making ends meet with high cost of living, especially seniors, those living on fixed incomes; now is NOT the time to be raising taxes 44.7 27.9
State raised gas tax late last yr, there will be a bunch of new taxes proposed this Nov; enough is enough; we can't keep raising taxes 46.2 25.1
Including interest, bond will cost taxpayers about $800M, will take property owners 30 yrs to pay off 41.0 29.4
College recently sold a radio channel for $157M, they still have $200M left over from bond they passed in 2008, they don't need bond 33.4 33.3
Federal Tax Reform bill that was recently signed into law caps total State income, property tax deductions at $10K per yr; means many property owners will have to pay more federal income tax starting next yr 36.8 29.6
  % Respondents
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
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FINAL BALLOT TEST

14.5

21.7 23.3

9.2 10.1

26.7 22.9

27.4 28.5

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0

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

Standard AB195

Final Ballot Test

% Respondents

Prefer not to answer

Not sure

Definitely no

Probably no

Probably yes

Definitely yes

54%

51%

36% 38%

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KEY CONCLUSIONS

o Is it feasible to move forward with a bond measure?

Positive signs from the survey:
o Voters perceive that protecting the quality of education and ensuring local access to an affordable college education and career training are among the most important community issues
o Strong interest in the projects to be funded
o Positive arguments resonate
o Natural support for bond is above the 55% threshold

Challenges:
o AB 195 Ballot Language is confusing & depresses support for the bond
o Tax rate sensitivity
o Opposition arguments get traction

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OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS

o Price Tag: Need to keep it in voters' comfort zone.
o Project Priorities: Facility repairs, Safety & Security, STEM and Career Training Improvements, Student and Veterans support.
o District Communications: Expand the conversation with the community and local opinion leaders to build awareness and consensus on a bond proposal. Build understanding that doesn't come naturally with AB 195 ballot statement.
o Independent Campaign: November 2018 is going to be a noisy election with crosscutting issues and 'anti-tax' initiatives. Need to bring A-Game communications and effort.

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SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

TO: Board of Trustees

FROM: Bruce Baron, Chancellor

REVIEWED BY: Jose F. Torres, Executive Vice Chancellor

PREPARED BY: Jose F. Torres, Executive Vice Chancellor

DATE: August 2, 2018

SUBJECT: Consideration of Approval to Adopt a Resolution Ordering an Election, and Establishing Specifications of the Election Order

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Board of Trustees adopt the attached resolution authorizing a bond election for November 6, 2018.

OVERVIEW

The resolution before the Board calls an election within the District for the purpose of approving general obligation bonds, requests that the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters and the Riverside County Registrar of Voters conduct the election on behalf of the District, and authorizes the preparation of election materials, including ballot arguments and tax rate statement, to be included in the ballot pamphlet.

ANALYSIS

State law requires the Board of Trustees to order community college district bond elections. The Registrars of Voters will conduct the election on behalf of the District, including publishing all required notices. This resolution meets the statutory requirements for describing the projects to be funded with the proceeds of the bonds, which are included as Exhibit B to the resolution. A 75-word summary of the measure, as it will appear on the ballot, is also included in the resolution as Exhibit A. The resolution also authorizes the preparation and filing of a tax rate statement, which must be included in the ballot pamphlet and describes the anticipated rates of tax throughout the life of the bond issue. The resolution also authorizes, but does not commit, the Board and/or individual members of the Board to prepare and sponsor a ballot argument in support of the bond measure. No more than five persons may sign the ballot argument.

This election will be called under constitutional and statutory provisions that require 55% voter approval, and certain accountability requirements, including annual independent financial and performance audits of how funds are spent, and the formation of a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee. Following adoption, the resolution (including the signed tax rate statement) must be delivered to the Registrar of Voters and the Board of Supervisors. State law requires that 2/3rd of a community college board support the resolution calling an election requiring 55% voter approval. At least five Board members must vote "Yes" in order to call the election.

INSTITUTIONAL VALUES

III. Resource Management for Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Excellence

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

There are no financial implications associated with this item.

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Measure CC Resolution

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RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
ORDERING AN ELECTION, AND ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of the San Bernardino Community College District (the "District"), has determined that certain educational facilities need to be constructed, renovated, acquired and equipped, in a fiscally prudent manner, to enable the District to maintain San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College as valuable community resources that provide an affordable education to local students and veterans who desire to learn job skills and transfer to four-year universities; and

WHEREAS, since the costs of attending California's public universities has become so expensive, more local students are relying on community colleges, such as San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College, and the high quality, affordable college options they each provide; and

WHEREAS, in today's and competitive job environment, both San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College must continue providing important job training and education for local residents entering the workforce for new professions and increase opportunities for local students to earn college credits, certifications and job skills at a reasonable price; and

WHEREAS, the State is not providing the District with funding to adequately maintain San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College educational facilities and academic 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 provide funds that cannot be taken away by the State to support local college transfer and job training; and

WHEREAS, a local measure will permit the District to ensure a healthy work and study environment by improving campus safety, emergency communication systems, repairing leaky roofs, old rusty plumbing and faulty electrical systems; and

WHEREAS, a local measure will update San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College education facilities and technology to prepare students for 21st century jobs; and

WHEREAS, a local measure will help San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College provide career technical education in fields such as emergency medical services, anatomy and nursing; and

WHEREAS, a local measure will improve services for veterans returning to civilian life with job training, job placement, counseling and support services to military veterans and their families;

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WHEREAS, such a 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 for job training and workforce preparation for students of all ages, veterans and local residents and to improve facilities for course opportunities in engineering, industrial technology, manufacturing, automotive technology, logistics, and other technical vocational careers, by means of a general obligation bond issued in a financially prudent manner; and

WHEREAS, on November 7, 2000, the voters of California approved the Smaller Classes, Safer Schools and Financial Accountability Act ("Proposition 39") which reduced the voter threshold for ad valorem tax levies used to pay for debt service or bonded indebtedness to 55% of the votes cast on a 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 performance audits, 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 to be used for 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. of the Elections Code (the "Elections Code") 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 November 6, 2018, and to request each of the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters and the Riverside County Registrar of Voters to perform certain election services for the District; and

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WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Board, it is advisable to request each of the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters and the Riverside County Registrar 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 SAN BERNARDINO

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 San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters and the Riverside County Registrar 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 whether bonds of the District in the aggregate principal amount of $470,000,000 (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. The District's Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Business and Fiscal Services, or designee of the Chancellor is hereby authorized and directed to make any changes to the text of the measure, or to the abbreviated form of the measure, as may be convenient or necessary to comply with the intent of this Resolution, the requirements of election officials, and requirement of law.

Section 2. That the date of the election shall be November 6, 2018.

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) that 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 needs of returning veterans, safety, university transfer, enrollment trends, class size reduction, class availability, information technology and technical job training facilities 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) 24
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    members, with the possible exception of brief periods to fill any unexpected vacancies. The Citizens' Oversight Committee may not include any employee or official of the District or any vendor, contractor or consultant of the District. The Citizens' Oversight Committee shall include all of the following: One (1) member who is active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District; One (1) member who is active in a senior citizens' organization; One 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;
    3. (iii) Receive and review copies of all scheduled maintenance proposals or plans developed by the District;
    4. (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.

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 the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and the Riverside County Registrar of Voters 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, and pursuant to Elections Code Section 10403, the District acknowledges that the consolidation election will be held and conducted in the manner described in Election Codes Section 10418.

Section 7. That this Resolution shall stand as the "order of election" to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters and the Riverside County Registrar of Voters to call an election within the boundaries of the District on November 6, 2018.

Section 8. That the Secretary of the Board is hereby directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to each of the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters and the Riverside County Registrar of Voters no later than August 10, 2018.

Section 9. That the bonds shall be issued pursuant to Education Code Section 15300 et seq. or issued 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 of a Tax Rate Statement and 25
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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 Education Code Section 5303 and Elections Code Section 10002, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors are requested to permit their respective Registrars of Voters to render all services specified by Elections Code Section 10418, for which services the District agrees to reimburse both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, such services to include the publication of a Formal Notice of School Bond Election and the mailing of the sample ballot and tax rate statement (described in Elections Code Section 9401) pursuant to the terms of Education Code Section 5363 and Elections Code Section 12112.

ADOPTED, SIGNED AND APPROVED this 2nd day of August, 2018.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

By /s
Joseph Williams, Board President

Attest:

/s
Bruce Baron, Secretary

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA )
)ss
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY )

I, Bruce Baron, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the resolution which was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the San Bernardino Community College District at meeting thereof held on the 2nd day of August 2018, and that it was so adopted by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTENTIONS:

By
Secretary

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Measure CC Notice of Election

NOTICE OF BOND MEASURE TO BE VOTED ON;
NOTICE OF LAST DAY TO FILE ARGUMENTS;
NOTICE OF LAST DAY TO FILE REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS

Notice is hereby given that the following Bond Measure is to be voted on by qualified voters within the San Bernardino Community College District at the Statewide General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Bond Measure "CC"

"SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY/CRAFTON HILLS COLLEGE JOB TRAINING, SAFETY, REPAIR MEASURE. To upgrade classrooms, labs, Veterans Center, career counseling/job training facilities for science, engineering, nursing, industrial careers; improve student safety, access to affordable, high quality education; repair, construct/acquire classrooms, facilities, sites, equipment, shall San Bernardino Community College District's measure authorizing $470,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 2.5 cents/$100 assessed value, $28,000,000 annually, while bonds are outstanding, be approved, with citizen oversight, all money staying local?"

Bonds YES
Bonds NO

Notice is hereby given that this measure will pass only if approved by 55% of the district's registered voters who vote in this election.

Notice is hereby given that 5 p.m. on August 23, 2018 is the last day and hour that arguments for or against the measure may be filed with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. Arguments shall not exceed 300 words in length and shall be accompanied by the statement set forth in Section §9600 of the Elections Code. Additional information regarding the submission of arguments may be obtained from the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters by phone at (909) 387-8300, or in person at 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415.

Notice is hereby given that 5 p.m. on August 28, 2018, is the last day and hour that rebuttals to the arguments for or against the measure may be filed with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. Rebuttals shall not exceed 250 words in length and shall be accompanied by the statement set forth in Section §9600 of the Elections Code. Additional information regarding the submission of rebuttals may be obtained from the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters by phone at (909) 387-8300, or in person at 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415.

Si usted necesita una copia en español de este aviso, por favor contacte a la oficina del Registro de Votantes al (909) 387-8300.

Date: August 16, 2018
Bob Page
Interim Registrar of Voters
San Bernardino County

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