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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California
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Huntington Beach City School District
Measure Q Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

25,313 votos si (63.6%)

14,469 votos no (36.4%)

100% de distritos activos (55/55).

To construct science, technology, engineering, and mathematics labs, repair or replace leaky roofs, renovate deteriorating plumbing/sewer systems, upgrade inadequate electrical systems, construct, renovate, modernize, equip classrooms, restrooms and other school facilities and to improve the quality of education at local schools; shall Huntington Beach City School District issue $159,850,000 of bonds at legal rates, with annual audits, and have an independent citizens' oversight committee with no money for administrative salaries or taken by the state?

¿Qué es esta propuesta?

Información básica sobre la iniciativa de ley — Información oficial sobre esta iniciativa

Un voto por el SÍ significa

A “Yes” vote means the school district may proceed to

sell the bonds and levy the related taxes as estimated in

the tax rate statement.

Un voto por el NO significa

A “No” vote on this measure will disapprove the issuance

of the bonds and the levy of the taxes for such bonded

indebtedness.

Antecedentes

No document was filed.

Análisis del analista legislativo / Proposal

Orange County Counsel

The California Constitution provides that school districts may issue general obligation bonds for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, with the approval of 55% of the voters of the district, voting at an election for that purpose. The California Constitution further provides that the bond measure must include a requirement that the bond proceeds will be used only for the permitted purposes and other requirements designed to ensure accountability.

The Board of Trustees of the Huntington Beach City School District has proposed to the voters within the Huntington Beach City School District that general obligation bonds be issued in an amount up to $159,850,000 and that ad valorem taxes be levied upon taxable property within the school district to repay the bonded indebtedness.

The measure provides that proceeds from the sale of the bonds will generally be used to renovate, repair, construct and upgrade school facilities within the Huntington Beach City School District, including upgrading inadequate electrical systems, replacing temporary portables; improving technology infrastructure; repairing or replacing leaky roofs, HVAC systems and plumbing; and updating playgrounds and playfields. Bond proceeds may only be spent on the projects set forth in the measure.

The measure provides that a citizens’ oversight committee will be established to ensure that bond proceeds are properly expended within Huntington Beach City School District. In addition, annual performance and financial audits will be conducted. The measure also requires the Superintendent of the Huntington Beach City School District to submit a yearly report to the Board of Trustees as long as the proceeds of the bond remain unexpended. The measure further provides that bond proceeds will not be used for teacher or administrator salaries or other school operating expenses.

Approval of the measure does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the Huntington Beach City School District that are the subject of bonds under the measure will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by the measure. The school district’s proposal for the project or projects may assume the receipt of matching state funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure.

The Board of Trustees of the Huntington Beach City School District has called the election for the purpose of submitting the measure to the voters within the school district. If 55% of the voters within Huntington Beach City School District voting on the measure vote “yes,” the school district may proceed to sell the bonds and levy the related taxes as estimated in the tax rate statement. A “no” vote on this measure will disapprove the issuance of the bonds and the levy of the taxes for such bonded indebtedness.

Efectos fiscales

No document was filed.

Tax rate

Huntington Beach City School District Attorney

An election will be held in the Huntington Beach City School District (the “District”) on November 8, 2016, to authorize the issuance by theDistrict of up to $159,850,000 in general obligation bonds to finance various improvements at District schools. The following information is submittedin compliance with California Elections Code Sections 9400-9404.

1. The best estimate from official sources of the tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue during fiscal year 2017-18, which is the first fiscal year after the sale of the first series of bonds, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.02700 per $100 of assessed valuation, which equates to $27.00 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.

2. The best estimate from official sources of the tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue in the first fiscal year after the sale of the last series of bonds, which is estimated to be fiscal year 2026-27, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.02700 per $100 of assessed valuation, which equates to $27.00 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.

3. The best estimate from official sources of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, which is estimated to be fiscal year 2017-18, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing this statement, is $0.02700 per $100 of assessed valuation, which equates to $27.00 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.

4. The best estimate from official sources of the total debt service, including principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold is $310,000,000.

The foregoing projections of assessed valuations and tax rates are based on the experience and historical data within the District and are estimates only based on information obtained from official sources. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary depending on the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold at each sale, market interest rates at the time of each sale and actual assessed valuation in each year. The timing of the bond sales and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based upon its need for construction funds and other factors. Actual assessed valuations will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessor in the assessment and the equalization process.

Dated: August 9, 2016

s/ Gregg Haulk
Superintendent of Schools
Huntington Beach City School District

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Argumento A FAVOR

Vote YES on Measure Q to upgrade Huntington Beach elementary and middle schools for a safe, modern education.

Our schools are recognized throughout California as top performers.

Great schools support strong property values, keeping Huntington Beach a thriving community and desirable place to live and work.

Most of our schools were built 40 - 50 years ago – one was built over 80 years ago – and require repairs and updates to provide a safe learning environment and support top-quality classroom instruction.

Measure Q will provide up-to-date science, technology, engineering and mathematics labs to equip Huntington Beach students with the skills they need to succeed in high school, college and today’s in-demand careers.

By upgrading inadequate electrical systems, Measure Q will ensure students have access to modern instructional technology.

Voting YES on Q will repair and upgrade our schools to continue our tradition of excellent education. Some classrooms have aging roofs and deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems. Measure Q will make these repairs to provide safe, well-maintained learning environments and avoid more costly repairs in the future so our schools can serve our community for decades to come.

Vote YES on Q to:

• Construct science, technology, engineering and mathematics labs

• Ensure student access to today’s learning technology

• Modernize outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities

• Fix aging roofs, renovate deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems and upgrade inadequate electrical systems

Strict Taxpayer Protections

• All money raised by Measure Q will stay in Huntington Beach to support our local elementary and middle school students and cannot be taken away by the State or used for other purposes

• A Citizens’ Oversight Committee and a project list detailing exactly how the money would be used are required

• Independent audits ensure funds are spent properly Vote YES on Measure Q to prepare Huntington Beach students for future success.

s/ Brian E. Rechsteiner
Board of Trustees, HBCSD

s/ Gina Gleason
HBHS Foundation Pres

s/ Catherine G. McGough
Former Board Member

s/ Charlotte Augenstein
Realtor/President, Huntington Beach Educational Foundation

No argument against this measure was submitted.

— Orange County Registrar of Voters

Argumento EN CONTRA

No Argument Against this measure was filed.

— Orange County Registrar of Voters

Refutación al argumento A FAVOR

No Rebuttal to Pro Argument could be filed.

— Orange County Registrar of Voters

Refutación al argumento EN CONTRA

No Rebuttal to Con Argument could be filed.

— Orange County Registrar of Voters
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