Beverly Hills Unified School District bond proposition, Measure E (November 2008)

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A Beverly Hills Unified School District, Measure E bond proposition was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the Beverly Hills Unified School District in Los Angeles County, California, where it was approved.

Measure E authorized the district to borrow $334 million.

In 2012, the Beverly Hills Unified School District paid $319,975 to the law firm of Hill, Farrer & Burrel from Measure E funds. Hill, Farrer is representing the district in its lawsuit against the Metro subway system's plan to place a subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. The rationale of the school for using Measure E funds to pay these legal fees is that if the subway tunnel gets built, it will have to re-do its reconstruction plans for the high school.[1]

A 55 percent supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure E
Approveda Yes 9,484 64.89%
These final, certified, election results are from the Los Angeles County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure E: To provide safe and modernized school facilities, make necessary structural seismic safety repairs, upgrade, repair, and reconstruct aging classrooms, infrastructure, multiuse, gyms, libraries, science, technology & labs; roofing, plumbing, heating, ventilation and electrical systems; renovate Beverly Hills Unified School District schools to better protect student/staff from unauthorized entry, security risks and natural disasters; shall Beverly Hills Unified School District issue $334 million in bonds at legal interest rates subject to mandatory audits, independent citizens’ oversight without an estimated increase in tax rates?[2]

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  1. Beverly Hills Patch, "BHUSD Approves $418,000 Payment for Legal Fees in Subway Fight," July 20, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.