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Emery Unified School District
55% Approval Required
Pass: 1982 / 73.87% Yes votes ...... 701 / 26.13% No votes
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|Results as of Jan 6 2:56pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (5/5)|
|Information shown below: Official Information | Impartial Analysis | Arguments | Tax Rate Statement | Full Text|
Shall Emery Unified School District: maintain academic excellence/student performance, attract and retain quality teachers by: replacing/upgrading outdated schools no longer meeting seismic safety standards; provide updated classrooms, technology, science/computer labs: improve school safety; create energy efficient cost-saving facilities that provide job training, after-school, pre-school, and other community services by issuing $95 million dollars in bonds at legal rates with independent citizens' oversight, audits, and NO money for administrator salaries, benefits, or pensions?
Pursuant to Section 18 of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution and California Education Code Section 15266, this measure will become effective upon the affirmative vote of at least 55% of the qualified electors voting on this measure.
California Education Code Section 15100 limits the use of the proceeds from the bonds sale to construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities, and the acquisition of real property for school facilities. In addition, proceeds may only be used for the projects listed in the measure itself. Measure J provides that its proceeds will fund projects outlined in the measure reproduced in the sample ballot that include, among others: constructing, furnishing and equipping facilities; renovating District properties to meet seismic safety standards; replacing portable buildings with permanent classrooms; and upgrading classroom technology infrastructure. Proceeds may not be used for any other purpose, such as operating expenses or teacher and administrator salaries.
If 55% of those who vote on the measure vote "yes", the District will be authorized to issue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $95,000,000.00. Approval of this measure will authorize Alameda County to levy an ad valorem tax on the assessed value of real property within the District by an amount needed to pay the principal and interest on these bonds in each year that the bonds are outstanding.
The Tax Rate Statement for Measure J in this Voter Pamphlet reflects the District's best estimates, based upon currently available data and projections, of the property tax rates required to service the bonds. The best estimates of the maximum tax rate to fund the bonds are: (a) $60.00 per $100,000.00 of assessed valuation for the first fiscal year after the sale of the first series, and (b) $60.00 per $100,000.00 of assessed valuation for the first fiscal year after the sale of the last series. The best estimate of the highest tax rate required to be levied to fund the bonds is $60.00 per $100,000.00 of assessed valuation.
An independent citizens' oversight committee will monitor bond expenditures.
If 55% of those voting on this measure do not vote for approval, the measure will fail and the District will not be authorized to issue the bonds.
s/RICHARD E. WINNIE
The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure J, which is printed in full in this sample ballot pamphlet. If you desire an additional copy of the measure, please call the Elections Official's office at (510) 272-6933 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you.
|Arguments For Measure J|
Emeryville prides itself on its commitment to supporting
Thanks to you, Emery USD schools are much improved. We are now fiscally well-managed. Recently, our students' academic performance has improved more than any other School District in Alameda County and has been recognized as a national model for excellence.
However, our children need up-to-date, safe schools to ensure that they have the proper learning environment.
We must replace our outdated and inadequate schools that no longer meet current seismic safety standards and lack the science and computer labs, libraries, and technology to keep our kids competitive in this difficult economy.
Yes on J builds seismically safe schools, improves energy efficiency (saving money for our classrooms), installs current technology, updates science labs, and expands afterschool recreation and learning programs.
Yes on J means investing in our Emeryville schools, helping to attract more local families and attract and retain good teachers.
Yes on J enables Emery schools to provide a range of essential services such as adult education, job training, after-school activities, childcare, public health services, and more -- all at the same location where schools are housed + in a centralized, cost-efficient way that benefits all children and families.
Yes on J requires independent citizens' oversight to ensure the monies are spent as promised. NO money can be spent on administrators' salaries, pensions or benefits. ALL funds are legally required to be spent in Emeryville and can't be taken by Sacramento.
Yes on J ensures our local schools are adequate and seismically safe for our kids.
Join local business leaders, parents, friends, and neighbors in voting Yes on J to ensure Emeryville kids continue to have the safe, adequate schools they need to succeed. Questions? Visit www.emeryusd.k12.ca.us.
(No arguments against Measure J were submitted)
|Tax Rate Statement from School District Superintendent|
|An election will be held in the Emery Unified School District
(the "District") on November 2, 2010 to authorize the
sale of up to $95.0 million in bonds of the District to
finance school facilities as described in the Measure. Principal
and interest on the bonds will be payable from the
proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property in
the District. The following information is provided in
compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the Elections
Code of the State of California.
1. The best estimate of the tax which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the first series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 6.000 cents per $100 ($60.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2011-12.
2. The best estimate of the tax which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the last series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 6.000 cents per $100 ($60.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2017-18.
3. The best estimate of the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 6.000 cents per $100 ($60.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in 2017-18.
Voters should note that the estimated tax rates are based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on the County's official tax rolls, not on the property's market value. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills to determine their property's assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.
Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds. The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on the need for construction funds and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.
Dated: August 3, 2010
s/John Sugiyama, Superintendent
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