Lompoc Unified Schools: Vote Yes on Measure E2018 Bonds - Santa Barbara County - 2018 general Election
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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure E2018 Campaign

#HonestBallots Movement

Your Santa Barbara 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 Lompoc 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, Santa Barbara, 0622410, 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 Isom Advisors. We figured out just the right words to get you to you to open up your checkbook.

We'd also like to introduce you to our partners -- bond lawyers, brokers, wealthy investors, architects, management firms, construction companies, and trade unions. We all stand to make a ton of money on these bonds. Our profits come right off the top, before a penny is actually spent on improving the facilities.

We're not just doing it for the money. We like to show off our work in Architectural Digest and other places where the rich and famous congregate.

Remember, we've taken a lot of risk. We gave money to get your governing board members elected, so they'd be sure to remember us when we came around for a hand-out later.

It's just business-as-usual, here in sunny Corruptifornia.

Please don't read the fine print. That's just put in by the lawyers to make what we're going to do to for you legal.

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

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Measure E2018 Question

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EXHIBIT B
BALLOT MEASURE
(ABBREVIATED FORM)

"To repair or replace leaky roofs; upgrade inadequate electrical systems; construct/modernize classrooms, restrooms/schools; replace outdated heating, air-conditioning systems; upgrade P.E. fields/facilities for school and community use; shall Lompoc Unified School District issue $79,000,000 bonds at legal rates, levy/collect approximately $0.06 per $100 assessed value (estimated $7 million annually) through approximately 2054, with citizen oversight, no money for salaries, all money staying local, without increasing current tax rates?"

Bonds-Yes Bonds-No

Exhibit B - 1

Final Ballot Statement

To repair/replace leaky roofs; upgrade inadequate electrical systems; construct/modernize classrooms, restrooms/schools; replace outdated air-conditioning systems; upgrade P.E. fields/facilities for school and community use; shall Lompoc Unified School District issue $79,000,000 of bonds at legal rates, generating on average $5,000,000 annually as long as bonds are outstanding, at a rate of approximately $.06 per $100 assessed value, with annual audits, citizens' oversight, NO money for salaries, all money staying local, without increasing tax rates?

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Impartial Analysis for Measure E2018

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS BY COUNTY COUNSEL
MEASURE E2018
LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

This measure was placed on the ballot by the Board of Education of the Lompoc Unified School District, which is the governing board of the District.

If approved by 55% of the voters voting on the proposition, this measure authorizes the Lompoc Unified School District (District) to issue and sell bonds of up to $79,000,000 in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed in the District's Project List. The Project List, as well as the full text of the measure, are printed in the voter information guide. None of the proceeds from the sale of bonds may be used for teacher or administrator salaries or operating expenses.

The bonds and interest thereon would be payable from property taxes levied on taxable property in the District. These taxes would be in addition to the property taxes currently levied on taxpayers in the District. The amount of the increased taxes each year would depend upon the amount needed to pay the principal and interest on the bonds.

The bond measure includes the following accountability requirements:

  1. A. A requirement that the proceeds from the bond sale be used only for the above purposes and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries, and other school operating expenses.
  2. B. A list of the specific school facilities projects to be funded.
  3. C. A requirement that the school district board conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the funds have been spent only on the specific school facilities projects listed in the Project List.
  4. D. A requirement that the school district board conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects listed in the Project List.
  5. E. If the measure is approved, the District Board of Education will also establish an independent citizens' oversight committee to ensure bond proceeds are used only to fund the specific projects listed in the Project List, as printed in the voter information guide.

/s/ Michael C. Ghizzoni
County Counsel
July 26, 2018

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Argument in Favor of Measure E2018

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF
MEASURE E2018
LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Measure E2018 is the key to providing Lompoc students with a learning environment that is free of crumbling drywall and leaking walls/roofs. A Yes vote on Measure E demonstrates to the youth of Lompoc that we value their education and are investing in them; our future.

Measure E2018 is a vote of confidence in our students. It will repair aging schools, enhance security, increase opportunities for our children to play safely, and provide much needed maintenance to our 50-year old facilities.

Measure E2018 provides dedicated, locally-controlled funding to support a safe and modern learning environment for local students without increasing taxes above what we already pay.

In the past, communities have shown their support for education and children by voting for bonds that were used to build or repair schools. We are asking you to vote for our future, our children, and help us provide them quality facilities. A detailed plan outlining projects by school can be found at https://www.lusd.org/domain/2401.

Our students deserve to have the same educational opportunities as others in the region.

Vote Yes on Measure E2018 to:

  • Repair/replace crumbling drywall.
  • Remove & replace broken blinds that scream inner-city school.
  • Paint interior walls that haven't been painted in over 2 generations.
  • Repair roofs and wall systems to prevent leaking and flooding.
  • Replace heating and air-conditioning systems to prevent sweltering/freezing classroom environments.
  • Improve student safety and campus security systems

Mandatory Fiscal Accountability:

  • All funds must stay in our Lompoc schools
  • Independent citizen oversight and annual reports are required
  • No money can be used for administrator salaries

Measure E2018 will fund needed repairs and safety improvements in our Lompoc schools by extending, not increasing, the tax rate currently paid to support schools facilities.

Our town supports our youth, show your support by voting YES on Measure E2018.

The undersigned authors of the Argument in Favor of ballot measure E2018 at the Consolidated General Election for the Lompoc Unified School District to be held on November 6, 2018, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

/s/ Edward G. Casarez 7/27/18
Retired Lompoc Fire Chief, LUSD Alumni

/s/ Susanne Boyer 7/27/18
58-year Lompoc resident; LUSD alumni & parent LUSD students

/s/ George Bedford 7/27/18
46-year Lompoc resident; grand-parent LUSD students

/s/ Wendy Knowles 7/30/18
Parent; grandparent LUSD students

/s/ John Lizarraga Jr. 7/30/18
Business owner AceCo Rentals; LUSD Alumni; lifelong Lompoc resident

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Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure E2018

REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF
MEASURE E2018
LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Let's talk law. Law says Measure N could tax you $60 per $100,000 maximum. Why is your tax rate $75.98? District issued CABs (capital appreciation bonds, like those in Poway Unified scandal}.

Constitution prohibits operating costs like repairs and painting.

NO ADMINISTRATION SALARIES?

Constitution says no salaries. Statutes say no salaries. Question, measure, and argument say no salaries. Guess what lawyers sneaked in? Hint: Read kitchen-sink paragraphs. Salaries will be paid. You can take that to the bank.

PENSIONS?

Shifting salaries and operating costs to bonds means more money for extravagant pensions.

OVERSIGHT?

Have you ever seen expenditure reports from Measure N? Good Stewardship? It's all fake news.

FACTS

How did District get to $79,000,000? It's maximum it can take in one measure.

Measure E2018 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 buildings," and on and on.

Are our schools REALLY "crumbling?" See School Accountability Report Cards. (sarconline.org) Not a "leaky roof" in the lot.

Who's being deceptive and dishonest?

Should you believe SARCs required by law? Or District's deceptive sales pitch?

District spent $38,000,000 from Measure N plus $40,548,278 from State. Why are you buying Measure N promises again?

BOTTOM LINE

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 written into it?

You're being deceived! Don't sign a blank check.

Vote NO!

The undersigned authors of the Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of ballot measure E2018 at the Consolidated General Election for the Lompoc Unified School District to be held on November 6, 2018, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

/s/ Caleb Stewart 8/12/18
Parent of Former LUSD Students

/s/ Gavin M. Allred 8/12/18
Parent of Former LUSD Students

/s/ Greg Doyle 8/12/18
Former LUSD Board President

/s/ Justin M. Ruhge 8/12/18
Retired Aerospace

/s/ Ron Fink 8/12/18
Taxpayer

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Argument Against Measure E2018

ARGUMENT AGAINST
MEASURE E2018
LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

We're your neighbors, not some "Shadowy group" conceived in someone's wild imagination. It's District's backers that hide in the shadows.

You told District "No" in 2016, again in June. Did District respect your wishes? Is it about school facilities or freeing up money earmarked for maintenance to pay wildly generous salaries, pensions, and benefits.

It's a scam.

Facilities contractors paid $37,200 to fund Q2018 campaign. (Isn't that called pay-to-play?) Parents, teachers, and community leaders? Zero! Who got paid? Slick San Francisco marketer that sells bond elections all over California that District also paid $60,568.66 with your taxes for sleazy "information" campaign. Local newspaper! Can you trust the news?

How much will District waste on Measure E2018? It's not District's money. It's yours.

Why vote No on Measure E2018

  • - Did District change anything from failed Measure Q2018?
  • - Where's the list of SPECIFIC projects REQUIRED BY LAW?
  • - Can you trust District? After wasting money on L2016, it wasted even more on Q2018. How much will it waste to get its way?
  • - Why did District violate oversight laws over many years for previous Measure N (2002)?
  • - Why did oversight committee mix $40,548,278 of state money with bond money?

Proposition 39 permits a bare majority of voter (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 used for," it requires that Measure E2018 be a "list of specific school facilities projects to be funded." (Source: Proposition 39 ballot measure.)

Measure E2018's intentionally vague language gives District a BLANK CHECK with NO ACCOUNTABILITY.

The undersigned authors of the Argument Against ballot measure E2018 at the Consolidated General Election for the Lompoc Unified School District to be held on November 6, 2018, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

/s/ William H. Heath 7/26/18
Parent of LUSD Students, LUSD Board VP

/s/ Gavin Allred 7/26/18
Parent of former LUSD students

/s/ Greg Doyle 7/26/18
Former LUSD Board President

/s/ Ann W. Ruhge 7/27/18
Retired Teacher, Former Lompoc City Couselor

/s/ Ron Fink 7/27/18
Tax Payer

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Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure E2018

REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST
MEASURE E2018
LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Let's be clear, a YES vote on Measure E2018 is a vote for our kids. Past generations invested in the construction of Lompoc Unified School District (LUSD) facilities 50 years ago. These schools are now showing their age and need significant infrastructure repair and modernization. A vote yes is a vote for our kids; our future.

Although Lompoc experienced low voter turn-out in June 2018, over half of the voters casted a YES vote for Measure Q which needed 55% to pass. Let's rally behind our kids, vote yes on Measure E.

Specific projects, by site and approximate start date, are posted at each of our school sites and available at https://www.lusd.org/domain/2401. The Facility Master Plan is available at LUSD Office and the Lompoc and Vandenberg Village library branches.

State matching funds are available to LUSD if the community passes a local bond. Surrounding districts are tapping into those state funds to assist in upgrading their facilities. Utilizing state matching funds to maximize local resources is legal, ethical, and common. Other districts are benefitting from state matching funds, Lompoc youth deserve the same opportunities as others throughout the region.

An oversight committee, made up of community volunteers, oversees expenditures to ensure no funds are wasted, none are used for administrator salaries, and are used for critical repair and upgrade projects in our schools.

The youth make up approximately 25% of our population, but 100% of our future. Vote for our future, vote for our kids, vote YES on Measure E.

The undersigned authors of the Rebuttal to Argument Against ballot measure E2018 at the Consolidated General Election for the Lompoc Unified School District to be held on November 6, 2018, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

/s/ Corey McIntyre 8/8/18
life-long Lompoc resident; LUSD alumni

/s/ Tom Blanco 8/9/18
37-year resident Lompoc

/s/ Robert K. Lawrence 8/9/18
46 year Lompoc resident; parent LUSD;

/s/ Kurt S. Schmidt 8/9/18
life-long resident, California Highway Patrol; LUSD alumni

/s/ Rick Fridrich 8/10/18
local business owner; LUSD alumni; life-long resident

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Full Text of Measure E2018

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EXHIBIT A

BALLOT MEASURE
FULL TEXT OF MEASURE

INTRODUCTION

"To repair or replace leaky roofs; upgrade inadequate electrical systems; construct/modernize classrooms, restrooms/schools; replace outdated heating, air-conditioning systems; upgrade P.E. fields/facilities for school and community use; shall Lompoc Unified School District issue $79,000,000 bonds at legal rates, levy/collect approximately $0.06 per $100 assessed value (estimated $7 million annually) through approximately 2054, with citizen oversight, no money for salaries, all money staying local, without increasing current tax rates?"

BOND AUTHORIZATION

By approval of this proposition by at least 55% of the registered voters voting on the proposition, the Lompoc Unified School District (the "District") shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $79.0 million in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List below, and in order to qualify to receive State matching grant funds, Subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified below.

ACCOUNTABILITY SAFEGUARDS

The provisions in this section are specifically included in this preposition in order that the District's voters and taxpayers may be assured that their money will be spent wisely to address specific facilities needs of the District, all in compliance with the requirements of Article XIII A, 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 Board of Education hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List.

Limitation on Use of Bond Proceeds. The State of California does not have the power to take locally approved school district bond funds for any State purposes. The Constitution allows proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this proposition to be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities listed in this proposition, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses. Proceeds of the bonds may be used to pay or reimburse the District for the cost of District staff only when performing work on or necessary and incidental to the bond projects.

Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee. The Board of Education shall establish an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee (pursuant to Education Code Section 15278 and following), to ensure bond proceeds are spent only for the school facilities Exhibit A - 1 25 projects listed in the Bond Project List. The committee shall be established within 60 days of the date on which the Board of Education enters the election results on its minutes.

Annual Performance Audits. The Board of Education shall conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List.

Annual Financial Audits. The Board of Education shall conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds (which shall be separate from the District's regular annual financial audit) until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List.

Special Bond Proceeds Account; Annual Report to Board. Upon approval of this proposition and the sale of any bonds approved, the Board of Education shall take actions necessary pursuant to Government Code Section 53410 and following to establish an account in which proceeds of the sale of bonds will be deposited. As long as any proceeds of the bonds remain unexpended, the Superintendent or the Chief Business Official of the District (or such other employee as may perform substantially similar duties) shall cause a report to be filed with the Board no later than December 31 of each year, commencing December 31 of the year in which bonds are first issued, stating (1) the amount of bond proceeds received and expended in that year, and (2) the status of any project funded or to be funded from bond proceeds. The report may relate to the calendar year, fiscal year, or other appropriate annual period as such officer shall determine, and may be incorporated into the annual budget, audit, or other appropriate routine report to the Board.

INFORMATION ABOUT ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS INCLUDED IN BALLOT

This measure authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance the types of projects set forth on the Bond Project List set forth below, to be repaid by tax collections for the years that bonds are outstanding. The measure presented to District voters on the Ballot, as set forth above under the heading "INTRODUCTION", includes information regarding the expected average amount of money to be raised annually to pay issued bonds, the estimated rate of the approved tax per $100 of assessed valuation, and the year through which it is approximated the proposed tax will be levied and collected. Each of these estimates and approximations are provided as informational only. Such amounts are estimates only, and are not maximum amounts or limitations on the terms of the bonds or the tax rate or duration supporting repayment of bonds. The approximations and estimates provided 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 have been 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.

FURTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Exhibit A - 2

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Specific Purposes. All of the purposes enumerated in this proposition shall be united and voted upon as one single proposition, pursuant to Education Code Section 15100, and shall constitute the specific purposes of the bonds, and proceeds of the bonds shall be spent only for such purposes, pursuant to Government Code Section 53410.

Joint Use. The District may enter into agreements with the County of Santa Barbara, City of Lompoc, or other public agencies or nonprofit organizations for joint use of school facilities financed with the proceeds of the bonds in accordance with Education Code Section 1707742 (or any successor provision). The District may seek State grant funds for eligible joint-use projects as permitted by law, and this proposition hereby specifies and acknowledges that bond funds will or may be used to fund all or a portion of the local share for any eligible joint-use projects identified in the Bond Project List or as otherwise permitted by California State regulations, as the Board of Education shall determine.

Rate of Interest. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate per annum not exceeding the statutory maximum, payable at the time or times permitted by law.

Term of Bonds. The number of years the whole or any part of the bonds are to run shall not exceed the legal limit, though this shall not preclude bonds from being sold which mature prior to the legal limit.

BOND PROJECT LIST

The Bond Project List below describes the specific projects the Lompoc Unified School District proposes to finance with proceeds of the bonds. Listed projects will be completed as needed at a particular school site according to Board-established priorities, and the order in which such projects appear on the Bond Project List is not an indication of priority for funding or completion. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded, and projects are completed. Certain construction funds expected from non-bond sources, including State grant funds for eligible projects, have not yet been secured. Until all project costs and funding sources are known, the Board of Education cannot determine the amount of bond proceeds available to be spent on each project, nor guarantee that the bonds will provide sufficient funds to allow completion of all listed projects. Completion of some projects may be subject to further government approvals or appropriation by State officials and boards, to local environmental review, and to input from the public. For these reasons, inclusion of a project on the Bond Project List is not a guarantee that the project will be funded or completed.

Unless otherwise noted, the projects in the Bond Project List are authorized to be completed at each or any of the District's sites, as shall be approved by the Board of Education:

  • 0 Repair or replace leaky roofs
  • 0 Upgrade inadequate electrical systems
  • 0 Repair or replace outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • 0 Make health, safety, and handicapped accessibility improvements
  • 0 Modernize/renovate outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities
  • 0 Improve student access to computers and modern technology
  • Exhibit A - 3
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  • 0 Upgrade campus security, including security cameras, lighting and fencing
  • 0 Replace aging portable classrooms
  • 0 Upgrade/improve playgrounds, play structures and P.E./athletic fields and facilities for school and community use
  • 0 Construct new classrooms, restrooms and school facilities
  • 0 Modernize/renovate classrooms to meet 21St century educational standards
  • 0 Federal and State-mandated Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) safety upgrades including playground equipment replacement
  • 0 Federal and State-mandated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility upgrades including site access, parking, staff and student restrooms, relocation of some existing electrical devices, drinking fountains, playground equipment, etc.
  • 0 Upgrade school site parking, roadways, utilities and grounds
  • 0 Abate and remove hazardous materials identified prior or during construction
  • 0 Repair, replace and/or upgrade paved surfaces, turf, and other grounds to eliminate safety hazards and improve outside instructional areas

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 and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs. In addition to the listed projects stated above, the list also includes the acquisition of a variety of instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, including the reduction or retirement of outstanding lease obligations and interim funding incurred to advance fund projects from the list; installation of signage and fencing; payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, facility studies, assessment reviews, facility master plan preparation and updates, environmental studies (including environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring), design and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by construction projects. In addition to the projects listed above, the repair and renovation of each of the existing school facilities may include, but not be limited to, some or all of the following: renovation of student and staff restrooms; repair and replacement of heating and ventilation systems; upgrade of facilities for energy efficiencies; repair and replacement of worn-out and leaky roofs, windows, walls, doors and drinking fountains; installation wiring and electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology and other electrical devices and needs; upgrades or construction of support facilities, including administrative, physical education/athletic facilities and performing arts buildings and maintenance yards; repair and replacement of fire alarms, emergency communications and security systems; resurfacing or replacing of hard courts, turf and irrigation systems and campus landscaping and play fields; expand parking; install interior and exterior painting and floor covering; demolition; and construction of various forms of storage and support spaces, upgrade classrooms, bleachers, kitchens, repair, upgrade and install interior and exterior lighting systems; replace outdated security fences and security systems. The upgrading of technology infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, computers, LCD projectors, portable interface devices, servers, switches, routers, modules, sound projection systems, laser printers, digital white boards, document projectors, upgrade voice-over-IP, call manager and network security/firewall, wireless technology systems and other miscellaneous equipment and software. The allocation of bond proceeds will be affected by the District's receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project. In the absence of State matching funds, Exhibit A - 4 28 which the District will aggressively pursue to reduce the District's share of the costs of the projects, the District will not be able to complete some of the projects listed above. The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District's control. Some projects throughout the District, such as gyms, fields and performing arts facilities, may be undertaken as joint use projects in cooperation with other local public or non-profit agencies. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans and construction documents are finalized, construction bids are received, construction contracts are awarded and projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed. Demolition of existing facilities and reconstruction of facilities scheduled for repair and upgrade may occur, if the Board determines that such an approach would be more cost-effective in creating more enhanced and operationally efficient campuses. Necessary site preparation/restoration may occur in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, relocating fire access roads, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property. 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 and the costs of issuing the bonds. 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.

The Bond Project List shall be considered a part of this ballot proposition, and shall be reproduced in any official document required to contain the full statement of the bond proposition.

Exhibit A - 5

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Measure E2018 Tax Rate Statement

TAX RATE STATEMENT
MEASURE E2018
LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

An election will be held in the Lompoc Unified School District (the "District") on November 6, 2018 to authorize the sale of up to $79,000,000 in general obligation bonds. The following information is submitted in compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the California Elections Code. 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 $0.06 per $100 of assessed valuation (or $60 per $100,000 of assessed value). The final fiscal year in which it is anticipated that the tax will be collected is 2053-54.
  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 $0.06 per $100 of assessed valuation (or $60 per $100,000 of assessed value). It is estimated that such rate would be levied starting in fiscal year 2021-22 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 $175.0 million.

Voters should note the estimated tax rate is based on the assessed value (not market value) of taxable property on the County's official tax rolls. 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 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 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 Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

/s/ Trevor McDonald 6/28/18
Superintendent, Lompoc Unified School District

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Measure E2018 Agenda Description

Agenda of June 26, 2018 (complete item)

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LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

June 26, 20l8

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Lompoc Unified School District will be held in the Education Center Board Room, 1301 North A Street, Lompoc, California, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

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6. ACTION

(p) RE: Adoption of Resolution - Ordering an Election to Authorize the Issuance of School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order and Requesting Consolidation of Other Elections Occurring on November 6, 2018 (ATTACHMENT M)

Adoption of the attached Resolution will place a general obligation bond measure for the Lompoc Unified School District on the November 6, 2018 election ballot. Adoption of the Resolution requires at least a 2/3 vote of the entire Board which means there must be at least four (4) votes in favor of adoption. The Resolution requests Santa Barbara County to place the measure attached to the Resolution as Exhibit A (Full Text) and Exhibit B (Abbreviated Ballot) on the November 6, 2018 election ballot. All registered voters residing in the District are eligible to vote on the measure. If at least 55% of the votes cast are in favor, the measure will be approved and the District will then be authorized to sell general obligation bonds in the amount and for purposes described in the ballot forms. The bonds will be paid by a tax levied on all taxable property in the District.

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BOARD AGENDA -21- June 26, 2018

It is recommended the Board adopts the Resolution as presented. (RESOURCE PERSON: Dr. Karbula)

Motion Second Roll Call Vote

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Measure E2018 Resolution

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ATTACHMENT M

RESOLUTION NO.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE LOMPOC 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, in the judgment of the Board of Education (the "Board") of the Lompoc Unified School District (the "District"), it is advisable to call an election to submit to the electors of the District the question whether bonds of the District shall be issued and sold for the purpose of raising money for the acquisition or improvement of real property, and the furnishing and equipping of school facilities; and

WHEREAS, as a result of the approval of Proposition 39 on November 7, 2000, Article XIII A, Section 1, paragraph (b), of the California Constitution ("Article XIII A") provides an exception to the limit on ad valorem property taxes on real property for bonded indebtedness incurred by a school district approved by 55 percent of the voters of the district voting on the proposition; and

WHEREAS, the Board is specifically authorized, upon approval by a two-thirds vote of the Board, to pursue the authorization and issuance of bonds by a fifty-five percent (55%) vote of the electorate on the question whether bonds of the District shall be issued and sold for specified purposes, pursuant to Education Code Section 15264 et seq. (the "Act"); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the California Elections Code, it is appropriate for the Board to request consolidation of the election with any and all other elections to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, and to request the Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters to perform certain 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 County assessor; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Lompoc Unified School District the following:

Section 1. 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 $79.0 million for the purpose of raising money to finance school facilities and property of the District, and paying costs incident thereto, as set forth more fully in the ballot proposition approved pursuant to Section 3. This Resolution constitutes the order of the District to call such election.

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Section 2. Election Date. The date of the election shall be November 6, 2018, and the election shall be held solely within the boundaries of the District.

Section 3. Purpose of Election; Ballot Proposition. The purpose of the election shall be for the voters in the District to vote on a proposition, a full copy of which is attached hereto and marked Exhibit A, containing the question of whether the District shall issue the Bonds for the purpose stated therein, together with the accountability requirements of Article XIII A and Government Code Section 53410 and the requirements of Section 15272 of the Act. The Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters (the "County Registrar") is requested to print the Full Text of Measure contained on Exhibit A in the sample ballot pamphlet. As required by Elections Code Section 13247, the abbreviated form of the measure to appear on the ballot is attached hereto and marked as Exhibit B. The Superintendent or designee is hereby authorized and directed to make any changes to the text of the proposition or this resolution as required to conform to any requirements of Article XIII A, the Act, or the Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters.

Section 4. Authority for Election. The authority for ordering the election is contained in Section 15264 et. seq. of the Education Code and Section I, paragraph (b), subsection (3), of Article XIII A. The authority for the specification of this election order is contained in Section 5322 of the Education Code.

Section 5. School Facilities Projects. As required by Article XIII A, the Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction, enrollment growth, and information technology needs in developing the list of school facilities projects set forth on Exhibit A.

Section 6. Covenants of the Board upon Approval of the Bonds by the Electorate. As required by Article XIII, Section 15278 of the Act, and Government Code Section 53410, in the event 55 percent of the voters voting in the District approve of the Bonds, the Board shall:

  1. 1. conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the funds have been expended only on the projects listed in Exhibit A;
  2. 2. 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 Exhibit A;
  3. 3. establish and appoint members to independent citizens' oversight committee in accordance with Sections 15278, 15280, and 15282 of the Act;
  4. 4. apply the bond proceeds only to the specific purposes stated in the ballot proposition;
  5. 5. cause creation of accounts into which bond proceeds shall be deposited; and
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  7. 6. cause the preparation of an annual report pursuant to Government Code Sections 53410 and 53411.

Section 7. Delivery of this Resolution. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to send a copy of this Resolution to the County Registrar and the Santa Barbara County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.

Section 8. Consolidation of Election. The County Registrar and the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors 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.

Section 9. Ballot Arguments; Tax Rate Statement. Any and all members of this Board are hereby authorized to act as an author of any ballot argument prepared in connection with the election, including a rebuttal argument. The Superintendent, President of the Board, or their designees, are hereby authorized to execute any Tax Rate Statement or other document and to perform all acts necessary to place the bond measure on the ballot.

Section 10. Elections Code. Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code and Section 10002 of the Elections Code, the Board of Supervisors of Santa Barbara County, is requested to permit the Registrar of Voters to render all services specified by Section 10418 of the Elections Code relating to the election, for which services the District agrees to reimburse Santa Barbara County in full upon presentation of a bill, such services to include the mailing of the sample ballot and tax rate statement (described in Section 9401 of the Elections Code).

Section 11. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect on and after its adoption.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Board of Education of the Lompoc Unified School District the 26th day of June, 2018.

Signed:

Clerk

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CLERK'S CERTIFICATE

I, Jeff Carlovsky, Clerk of the Board Education of the LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of Resolution __ adopted at a regular meeting place thereof on the 26th day of June, 2018, of which meeting all the members of said Board of Education had due notice and at which a majority thereof were present, and that at said meeting said resolution was adopted by the following vote:

(LIST NAMES OF BOARD MEMBERS IN APPROPRIATE SPACES BELOW)

REQUIRES 4 VOTES FOR ADOPTION

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTENTIONS:

An agenda of said meeting was posted at least 72 hours before said meeting at Lompoc, California, a location freely accessible to members of the public, and a brief general description of said resolution appeared on said agenda.

I further certify that I have carefully compared the same with the original minutes of said meeting on file and of record in my office; that the foregoing resolution is a full, true and correct copy of the original resolution adopted at said board meeting and entered in said minutes; and that said resolution has not been amended, modified or rescinded since the date of its adoption, and the same is now in full force and effect.

Dated: June 26, 2018

Clerk of the Board of Education of the
LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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