|$81 MILLION DOLLAR SCHOOL BOND - JUNE BALLOT MEASURE|
SUMMARY OF BALLOT MEASURE
"To improve the quality of education in local schools by replacing leaky roofs; performing essential safety repairs on classrooms and facilities; updating science labs; equipping classrooms with 21st Century technology; maximizing energy efficiency and water conservation to save money; and renovating, constructing and equipping classrooms and facilities; shall Cabrillo Unified School District issue $81 Million in bonds at legal rates, with citizen oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrators' salaries and all funds staying in local schools?"
For those in our Community that were unable (or did not attend) last night’s School Board meeting, you may not be aware of the $EIGHTY-ONE MILLION DOLLAR (Yes, that did read $81 Million) School Bond Ballot Measure that will be coming up for you to vote to Approve (OR NOT).
It does not say for how long in the above short version, but it was “mentioned" on a hand-out that is would be 25 years. (Suggested to be merely $45.00 per 100,000 of assessed valuation or approx $225.00 per year on an average $500,000 home which equates to a minimum of $5,625 over the Bond’s lifetime - but, I believe the assessment is raised each year as the Ad Valorem increases)
If you are a Property Owner and feel that you are perhaps already over-burdened, it is incumbent upon you to exercise your voting rights this June. Normally there is a light turn-out in the June election. Should you be planning a trip away this June, I’d like to suggest you fill out a Vote-By-Mail form so that you will be pre-mailed a Vote-by-Mail Ballot. Link:
They are really convenient, and can: 1.) Be dropped off early at the Election Office on Tower Rd, just off 92 at Polhemus, in San Mateo near the Crystal Springs Shopping Center. OR, 2.) You could even fill it out as soon as it arrives, and mail it back. You’ll be able to track that it was received by computer. 3.) Last, you can even drop it off at your Polling Location, instead of waiting in line to VOTE on Election Day!
If you feel the extra money will be well spent over the proposed 25 year period, then you’ll also want to be sure to vote.