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Welcome to the Yes No on Measure C Campaign

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

This campaign was designed by Clifford Moss (Amanda CLifford). 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.

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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.

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Measure C Question

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APPENDIX B

ABBREVIATED FORM OF BOND MEASURE


To improve the quality of education at Taft College; upgrade job training, dental hygiene, science/technology facilities; ; remove /lead paint; construct/acquire facilities/land sites/equipment to prepare students/ for jobs/college transfers shall West Kern Community College District's measure be adopted to issue $50,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, averaging $3,000,000 raised annually for bonds through maturity, rates of approximately , with and all funds benefiting students?

Bonds-Yes Bonds-No


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Impartial Analysis for Measure C

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS BY COUNTY COUNSEL
WEST KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
MEASURE C

The Board of Trustees of the West Kern Community College District ("District") placed Measure C on the ballot. A "Yes" vote by at least 55 percent of the voters voting on this measure will authorize the District to issue general obligation bonds to benefit the District in the amount of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000).

The bond proceeds will only be used to fund the modernization, renovation, expansion, acquisition, construction/reconstruction, rehabilitation, and/or replacement of facilities of the District, including the furnishing and equipping of such facilities, at the sites that currently constitute and in the future may constitute Taft College. The bond proceeds may not be used for any other purposes, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

The District will conduct financial and performance audits annually and will establish a Citizens' Oversight Committee to ensure that the bond proceeds are spent only for the purposes listed in the measure. The proceeds of the bonds will be deposited into a building fund to be held by the Kern County Treasurer.

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 District estimates that the average annual tax rate and the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service is $0.025 per $100 of assessed valuation.

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Argument in Favor of Measure C

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE C

For 96 years Taft College has been a valuable community resource, providing generations of local residents access to an affordable, quality college education, training for higher paying skilled jobs, preparation for transfer to four year universities and educational resources for veterans reentering the workforce. Direct job and career training include high-demand fields like dental hygiene, early childhood education, science, and technology.

Taft College's outstanding reputation has attracted constant use of campus facilities. Some college buildings were built more than 50 years ago and the oldest portables are being used far beyond their recommended life expectancy. Measure C will address the most urgent and basic repairs such as outdated lead plumbing, aging electrical and fire prevention systems. Inadequate college classrooms, labs, and technology are now limiting instructional quality and career advancement.

Measure C will authorize essential funding to repair and modernize Taft College so it can continue to provide the high quality college classes and job training that students, veterans and Taft residents need and the job market demands.

Measure C will:

Improve veterans center
Build/Renovate vocational/workforce training facilities and classrooms for dental hygiene, early childhood education, science, technology and more
Replace deteriorating gas, electrical, sewer lines and roofs
Upgrade campus safety and security
Modernize college technology

Measure C REQUIRES strict accountability. NO administrator salaries are allowed. MANDATORY audits and Independent Citizens' Oversight ensure proper spending.

By law, ALL Measure C funds stay local to benefit Taft College and students.

Measure C has a critical safeguard. If the authorized debt is approved by voters, the District must issue the debt within 15 years, or the authorization will be canceled.

Please join the Kern County Taxpayers Association, hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, business and residents throughout our community who support this critical measure.

VOTE YES on Measure C.

s/Les Clark,
Retired Oil Executive

s/Dawn Cole,
President Taft College Board

s/Dr. Kathy Garner Orrin,
Exec. Dir. Taft Chamber of Commerce

s/Michael E. Mayfield,
13 year Taft College Professor of Chemistry

s/Fred S. Holmes,
Owner Holmes Western Oil Corporation

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Argument Against Measure C

NO ARGUMENT AGAINST THIS MEASURE WAS SUBMITTED

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Full Text of Measure C

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APPENDIX A

FULL TEXT OF BOND MEASURE

INTRODUCTION

"To improve the quality of education at Taft College; upgrade job training, dental hygiene, science/technology facilities; repair roofs; remove asbestos/lead paint; construct/acquire facilities/land sites/equipment to prepare students/veterans for jobs/college transfers shall West Kern Community College District's measure be adopted to issue $50,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, averaging $3,000,000 raised annually for bonds through maturity, rates of approximately 2.5/$100 assessed value, with independent audits/citizens' oversight and all funds benefiting students?"

BOND AUTHORIZATION

By approval of this measure by at least 55 percent of the registered voters voting on the measure, the West Kern Community College District will be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $50,000,000 in aggregate principal amount at interest rates not to exceed legal limits and to provide financing for the specific types of school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List described below, Subject to all the accountability requirements specified below.

ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

NO TEACHER OR ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES

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

STATE MATCHING FUNDS

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

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. When issued, general obligation bonds are repaid by ad valorem property taxes levied and collected on taxable property in the District. The measure presented to District voters on the Ballot, as set forth above under the heading "INTRODUCTION", includes information regarding the estimated rate of the approved tax per $100 of assessed valuation and the amount of revenues expected to be raised annually to repay issued bonds through final maturity. It is expected that the proposed tax will be levied and collected for a duration equal to each year in which bonds are outstanding, which is currently estimated to be through approximately 2052. Each of the estimates and approximations provided at this time to District voters are provided as informational only. Such amounts are only estimates and approximations, and are not maximum amounts or limitations on the terms of the bonds, the annual tax rate, the amount collected annually or the duration of the tax levy supporting repayment of bonds.

The approximations and estimates provided depend on a number of 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 A-2 9 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 binding upon the District.

BOND PROJECT LIST

Scope of Projects. Bond proceeds will be expended on the modernization, renovation, expansion, acquisition, construction/reconstruction, rehabilitation, and/or replacement of facilities of the West Kern Community College District, including the furnishing and equipping of such facilities, at the sites which currently constitute . Bond projects may be undertaken at all District education and support sites including future sites.

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

  • Construct, modernize, repair, reconstruct, rehabilitate, repurpose and expand classrooms and school facilities for all District programs, including job training and vocational facilities and trade instructional centers for skills in dental hygiene, science, technology, engineering, math, and petroleum, laboratories, multi-use facilities, student and veteran services facilities, restrooms, cafeterias/kitchens, libraries, storage, arts venues, child development, and other support facilities, including site acquisition and furnishing and equipping said facilities.
  • Improve access to computers and modern technology, including installing and/or upgrading all infrastructure, and acquiring hardware, software, computers, devices and other modern instructional equipment.
  • Acquire, install and/or upgrade campus security systems, including smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fencing, school communication systems and lighting.
  • Install, repair, replace or upgrade heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
  • Acquire, install and rehabilitate facilities to ensure all District facilities are in compliance with ADA requirements and other applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Make health and safety improvements, such as replacing aging building materials and installing seismic improvements, including removal of hazardous materials identified either prior to or during construction.
  • Make, acquire and install energy efficiency upgrades and improvements, such as windows, doors, lighting and lighting control systems, roofing, insulation, and floor coverings.
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  • Upgrade, replace, acquire and/or install all infrastructure such as sewer, water, drainage, electrical and utility systems.
  • Improve, construct, reconstruct and rehabilitate campus grounds and other outdoor areas, including courtyards, entrances, fire lanes and pedestrian bridges.
  • Construct, reconstruct, modernize, replace and expand student and related student and support facilities.
  • Construct, reconstruct, improve and expand District parking facilities.
  • Acquire, install and upgrade landscaping, lighting and signage.
  • Acquire, install and expand sites for adequate parking and other facilities.
  • Repair, upgrade, renovate, improve, relocate, acquire, expand and equip sports fields, tracks, pools, gymnasiums and related facilities and other physical education and athletic facilities, including all related equipment to meet the needs of physical education and athletic programs and improve health, fitness and safety of students and the local community.
  • Acquiring and improving facilities through the and/or interim financing previously undertaken or which may be undertaken for projects identified herein including outstanding .

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

The scope and nature of any of the specific projects described above may be altered by the District as required by unforeseen conditions that may arise during the course of design and construction. In the event that a modernization or renovation project may A-4 11 result in higher costs than new construction, this bond measure authorizes land acquisition, relocation and construction and/or reconstruction, and all costs relating thereto, for said reasons or, alternatively, based on other considerations deemed in the best interest of the District by the Governing Board. In addition, this measure authorizes the acquisition of land and other interests in real property, including but not limited to necessary rights of ways and easements, required to expand District facilities, to provide access to school or other District facilities, or to provide additional sites for educational, support or other District activities and services. In addition, authorized projects include paying and/or prepaying interim or previously obtained financing for the types of projects included on the project list, such as bond anticipation notes and certificates of participation, and includes relating to educational facilities and/or equipment previously financed.

Approval of the District's bond measure does not guarantee that all of the identified projects within this Bond Project List will be funded beyond what can be completed with local funds generated by the bond measure. The District plans to pursue funds from the State of California, if available, to complete certain of the identified facilities projects.

The order in which school facilities projects are listed in the foregoing Bond Project List does not suggest an order of priority. Project priorities will be determined by the District Board. The District is unable to anticipate all unforeseen circumstances which may prevent some of the projects listed above from being undertaken or completed.

COVENANT RELATING TO UNISSUED BONDS

Bonds authorized by this measure may be issued in one or more series in accordance with legal requirements. If a portion of the principal amount of bonds authorized by this measure remain authorized but unissued (the "Unissued 2018 Bonds") as of June 30, 2033, the Board has covenanted to .

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Measure C Tax Rate Statement

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APPENDIX C

TAX RATE STATEMENT
REGARDING PROPOSED
$50,000,000
WEST KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

An election will be held in the West Kern Community College District (the "District") on June 5, 2018, to authorize the sale of up to $50,000,000 in bonds of the District to finance improvements to educational facilities as described in the measure. If such bonds are authorized and sold, principal and interest on the bonds will be payable only from the proceeds of ad valorem tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the Elections Code of the State of California. Such information is based upon the best estimates and projections presently available from official sources, upon experience within the District, and other demonstrable factors.

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

  1. 1. The best estimate of the average annual tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0025 per $100 of assessed valuation (or $25 per $100,000 of assessed value). The final fiscal year in which the tax is expected to be collected is 2051-52.
  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 $0025 per $100 of assessed valuation (or $25 per $100,000 of assessed value). It is estimated that such rate would be levied starting in fiscal year 2018-19 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 $100 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

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By: /s/Debra Daniels
Superintendent/President
West Kern Community College District

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Measure C Agenda Description

Minutes of January 23, 2018 (complete item)

WEST KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SPECIAL MEETING

January 23, 2018

PRESENTATION Bond Study

Amanda Clifford, of Clifford Moss, reviewed the timeline and objectives necessary to place a bond measure on an election ballot. Currently, the District is in the election prep phase and would not begin a campaign phase until Board action has been taken. It is expected that the Board will see an official Resolution at the February regular Board meeting for consideration.

Courtney Jones, of Jones Hall Law Corporation, provided on overview of the needed items in a resolution for this type of election item. With a 55 percent voter approval, this resolution requires a chosen election date, bond amount, project list and necessary term and rate information to be transparent to local voters. The resolution and necessary ballot language will reinforce accountability with the required annual audit and citizen's oversight process.

Ms. Clifford reiterated that the District can educate but not advocate. Employees are able to advocate on their own time and with non-district resources.

Agenda of February 14, 2018 (complete item)

WEST KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
AGENDA FOR REGULAR MEETING

February 14, 2018

10. NEW BUSINESS:

A. Request for Approval - Resolution 2017/18-12 Board of Trustees of the West Kern Community College 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 June 5, 2018


TAFT COLLEGE

BOARD AGENDA ITEM

Date: February 6, 2018

Submitted by: Dr. Debra Daniels, Superintendent/President

Area Administrator: Dr. Debra Daniels, Superintendent/President

Subject: Request for Approval

Board Meeting Date: February 14, 2018

Title of Board Item:

Resolution 2017/18-12 - Board of Trustees of the West Kern Community College District Ordering an Election to Authorize the Issuance of School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidation with other Elections Occurring June 5, 2018

Background:

In accordance with Proposition 39 West Kern Community College District is requesting the authorization to order an election for the issuance of school bonds to repair, upgrade, modernize and to make safety improvements on the Taft College campus. A local bond measure would provide necessary funds to facilitate learning for current and future students. Per California Education Code Section 15264, the bond issued would be audited and tax payer protections would be put in place to ensure funds are spent in the intended manner as voted by citizens.

Terms (if applicable):
N/A

Expense (if applicable}:
N/A

Fiscal Impact Including Source of Funds {if applicable}:
N/A

Approved: /s/Debra Daniels 2/6/18
Dr. Debra Daniels, Superintendent/President

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Measure C Resolution

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RESOLUTION NO. 2017/18-12

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
WEST KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 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 JUNE 5, 2018

WHEREAS, the West Kern Community College District (the "District") in Kern County (the "County"), State of California, is committed to providing quality education to its students; and

WHEREAS, for 96 years Taft College (the "College") has been a valuable community resource, providing generations of local residents access to an affordable, high quality college education, training for higher paying skilled jobs, preparation for transfer to 4-year universities and educational resources for veterans; and

WHEREAS, the District's facilities are in need of repairs, upgrades, modernization and safety improvements in order to provide the education and job training that District students deserve in a safe and modern environment; and

WHEREAS, a local funding source is needed to enable the District to provide adequate facilities for present and future students; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the DistriCt (the "Board") has determined that it is necessary to address the foregoing concerns, among others, to ensure that its schools are upgraded, repaired, improved and equipped; and

WHEREAS, the Board has overseen the development of the West Kern Community College District Facilities Master Plan, which sets the long-term strategic direction for the College; and

WHEREAS, a local District bond measure will help provide funds that cannot be taken away by the State to repair, renovate, and construct facilities in support of local college and job training efforts and to help offset State budget cuts; and

WHEREAS, such a local bond measure will include mandatory taxpayer protections, including an independent citizens' oversight committee, mandatory annual audits to ensure funds are spent as promised, no money for administrators' salaries and employee pensions, with all funds dedicated to the College; and

WHEREAS, since the costs of attending a University of California, California State I University, or private university have significantly increased, becoming more than six times more expensive than attending a community college, students are increasingly relying on community colleges such as the College, and the high quality, affordable college education options it provides; and

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WHEREAS, in the current economy and competitive job environment, the District desires to continue providing important training and education for local residents of the City of Taft and returning veterans entering the workforce for new professions and opportunities for students to earn college credits, certifications and job skills at a reasonable price; and

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

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

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

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

WHEREAS, the Board desires to call an election in the District pursuant to the Law on June 5, 2018, which is the date of the statewide primary election, and pursuant to Education Code Section 15121 and Elections Code Section 10400 and following, to request consolidation with any and all other elections held in the District on such date, and to request the Kern County Registrar of Voters (the "County Registrar") to perform election services for the District; and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE WEST KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

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

Section 2. Call for Election. The Board hereby orders an election and submits to the electors of the District the question of whether general obligation bonds of the District shall be issued and sold in the maximum principal amount of $50,000,000 for the purposes described in the ballot measure approved under Section 4 and attached hereto as Appendix A (Full Text of Bond Measure) and Appendix B (Abbreviated Text of Bond -2- 3 Measure), and paying all costs incident thereto. This Resolution constitutes the order of the District to call such election and shall constitute the "specifications of the election order" pursuant to Education Code Section 5322.

Section 3. Election Date. The date of the election shall be June 5, 2018, and such bond election shall be held solely within the boundaries of the District. The boundaries of the District have not changed since the District's last election.

Section 4. Purpose of Election; Ballot Measure. The purpose of the election shall be for the voters in the District to vote on a bond measure, a full copy of which is attached hereto as Appendix A and marked "Appendix A - Full Text of Bond Measure" (the "Full Text of the Measure"), containing the question of whether the District shall issue general obligation bonds for the purposes stated therein, together with the accountability requirements of Article XlIlA and the requirements of Section 15272 of the Act. The Full Text of the Measure, which commences with the heading "FULL TEXT OF BOND MEASURE" and includes all of the text thereafter on Appendix A, shall be printed in the voter information pamphlet provided to voters, with such measure designation as is assigned to the measure by the County elections official. As required by Education Code Section 5322 and Elections Code Section 13247, the abbreviated form of the measure to appear on the ballot is attached hereto as Appendix B and is marked as "Appendix B Abbreviated Form of Bond Measure." The President of the Board and the Superintendent/President of the District are hereby separately authorized and directed to make any changes to the text of the measure as described herein to conform to any requirements of the Law, the County Registrar or upon the advice of its legal counsel.

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

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

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

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

Section 8. State Matching Funds. The Board hereby finds that some of the projects identified on the Full Text of Measure will require state matching funds for completion. As such, the statement required by Education Code Section 15122.5 has been included in the Full Text of Measure.

Section 9. Delivery of this Resolution. The Secretary of the Board is hereby directed to send a copy of this Resolution to (1) the County Registrar, and (2) the Kern County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (the "County Clerk of the Board") for purposes of consolidation pursuant to Elections Code Section 10403. The Resolution shall be received by the County Registrar and the County Clerk of the Board no later than 88 days prior to the election date, unless otherwise permitted by law.

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

Section 10. Consolidation of Election; Request to Provide Services. The County Registrar and the Kern County Board of Supervisors are hereby requested to consolidate the election ordered hereby with any and all other elections to be held on June 5, 2018 within the District.

Pursuant to Section 5303 of the Education Code and Section 10002 of the Elections Code, the Board of Supervisors of Kern County is requested to permit the County Registrar to render ail services specified by Section 10418 of the Elections Code relating to the election, for which services the District agrees to reimburse Kern County in full upon presentation of a bill from the 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 Section 9401 of the Elections Code).

Section 11. Approval of Tax Rate Statement. Pursuant to Elections Code Section 9401, a tax rate statement has been prepared in the form attached hereto as Appendix C, which form of Tax Rate Statement is hereby approved for inclusion in the sample ballot. The President of the Board, the Superintendent/President of the District, or any written designee of the foregoing, are hereby separately authorized and directed to execute the tax rate statement, and to file said Statement with the County Registrar, in accordance with Section 9 hereof.

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Section 12. Ballot Arguments. As provided in Elections Code Section 9501, 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.

Section 13. Maturity Limit of Bonds. The Bonds may be issued in one or more series by the District from time to time, and each series of Bonds shall mature not more than the legal limit at the time of such issuance thereof. The Bonds shall be issued under the Act, under the provisions of Section 53506 et seq. of the California Government Code, or under any other provision of law authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds by school districts.

Section 14. Covenant Relating to Unissued Bonds Under Certain Circumstances. Certain legal requirements can limit the ability and amount of bonds that can be issued by the District at any one time. In particular, under the Act, the District can only issue a series of bonds if it can certify at the time of issuance that the tax rate required to support debt serviCe on such series of bonds, together with debt service due on any other series of bonds issued pursuant to the same bond measure, is projected not to exceed $25 per $100,000 of taxable property in the District. Assessed valuations in the District are subject to change and fluctuation. As such, it is possible that assessed valuations in the District will not increase as expected and/or may decrease, and the District may be unable to make the necessary tax rate projection certifications required to issue the entire $50 million of bonds authorized by the measure described herein (the principal amount which might remain unissued being the "Unissued 2018 Bonds") during the period in which it is currently expected. in the event that there are Unissued 2018 Bonds as of June 30, 2033, the District covenants to petition the Kern County Board of Supervisors to cancel the Unissued 2018 Bonds. In the event that the County is unable or unwilling to formally cancel said Unissued 2018 Bonds, then the Board hereby covenants not to issue said Unissued 2018 Bonds after June 30, 2033.

Section 15. Official Actions. The President of the Board and the Superintendent/President are hereby separately authorized and directed to execute and deliver to County officials any directions, requisitions or other writings, and to make any changes to the texts of the measure as described herein and in the tax rate statement, to conform to any legal requirements or the County Registrar, in order to cause the election to be held and conducted in the District.

Section 16. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect on and after its adoption.

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The foregoing Resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the West Kern Community College District of Kern County, being the Board authorized by law to make the designations therein contained by the following vote, on February 14, 2018.

Adopted by the following votes:

AYES: 5

NOES: 0

ABSENT: 0

ABSTAlN: 0

By: /s/Dawn Cole
President of the Board

Attest:

By: /s/Emmanuel Campos
Secretary of the Board/

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Measure C Notice of Election

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Public Notice of February 9, 2018

NOTICE FIXING TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ARGUMENTS
ON A MEASURE TO BE SUBMITTED
AT THE GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY ELECTION
TO BE HELD JUNE 5, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the provisions of Sections 9163 and 9316 of the Elections Code of the State of California, that March 19, 2018, is hereby fixed as the final date on which direct arguments, not to exceed 300 words, for or against any local measures may be submitted to the Elections Office, Administrative Building, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California 93301, for printing and distribution to the voters as provided by law, for the'June 5, 2018, Gubernatorial Primary Election.

Mary B. Bedard, CPA
Auditor-Controller-County Clerk

Una copia de este aviso en espanol esta disponible de la Oficina de Elecciones, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301

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Public Notice of March 2, 2018

NOTICE OF ELECTION
ON THE MEASURE TO BE SUBMITTED AT
WEST KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
AT THE GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY ELECTION
TO BE HELD JUNE 5, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the voters of the West Kern Community College District that on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, an election Will be held in the territory of the West Kern Community College District, County of Kern, State of California:

"To improve the quality of education at Taft College; upgrade job training, dental hygiene, science/technology facilities; repair roofs; remove asbestos/lead paint; construct/acquire facilities/land sites/equipment to prepare students/veterans for jobs/college transfers shall West Kern Community College District's measure be adopted to issue $50,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, averaging $3 ,000,000 raised annually for bonds through maturity, rates of approximately 2.5/$100 assessed value, with independent audits/citizens' oversight and all funds benefiting students?"

Mary B. Bedard, CPA
Auditor-Controller-County Clerk

Una copia de este aviso en espanol esta disponible de la Oficina de Elecciones, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

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