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Planada Elementary School District Bond Issue, Measure O (June 2014)

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A Planada Elementary School District Bond Issue, Measure O ballot question was on the June 3, 2014 election ballot for voters in the Planada Elementary School District in Merced County, California, where it was approved.[1]

The measure authorized the district to increase its debt by $1.5 million by issuing general obligation bonds in that amount. Prior to the election, Jose Gonzalez, superintendent of the Planada School District, said that the state would give the district $2.2 million in matching funds if it was approved. The bonds were to cost district property taxpayers an annual $22 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.[2][3]

Planada district voters approved a $2.9 million bond measure in 2008. They also approved bond measures in 2009 and 1993. None of these bonds had sunset as of 2014. The earliest, approved in 1993, was set to expire in 2017.[2]

A 55 percent supermajority vote was required for approval of Measure O.

Election results

Measure O
Approveda Yes 220 62.32%
Election results from Merced County Elections Department

Text of measure

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

To modernize outdated school facilities and increase student access to modern classroom technology, acquire and construction classrooms and support facilities, reduce operating costs and increase energy efficiency and student safety, and provide the local match for State grants, shall the Planada Elementary School District be authorized to issue up to $1,500,00 in bonds at legal interest rates, with annual audits, an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, and no funds for administrative salaries?[3][4]

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