Garden Grove Unified School bonds, Measure A (June 2010)
Measure A asked for $250 million for school construction and repair projects.
A 55 percent supermajority vote was required for enactment.
- These final, certified results are from the Orange County elections office.
The ballot arguments in favor of Measure A were signed by:
- Quyen Di Chuc Bui (Professor, U.C.L.A.)
- Dennis M. Ellsworth (Boys and Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove, Past President)
- Kenneth H. Slimmer (Retired Attorney and Strawberry Festival Board Member)
- Erin K. Taylor (President, Garden Grove Unit Council - Parent/Teacher/Student Association)
- Jim Tortolano (Editor & Publisher, Garden Grove Journal)
Arguments in favor
Their overall reason for favoring Measure A was:
- "It’s necessary GGUSD schools receive vital repairs and improvements to maintain the District’s academic reputation, provide students the educational tools necessary to prepare for college and the workforce, and ensure student/staff safety. School buildings are old and need repair. Thirty-nine of the sixty-nine schools are over 50 years old. Roofs desperately require replacement. Old restrooms are failing. Plumbing and heating systems are deteriorating. Many of our schools have never been significantly upgraded. Measure A provides funding to repair each GGUSD elementary, middle and high school."
The editorial board of the Orange County Register was opposed to Measure A. They wrote, "It's not that seismic retrofits are wrong or that school districts have not already made some cuts. It is, however, an especially bad economic time to seek bonded debt, more spending, and higher taxes."
- Measure A details
- Full text of Measure A (dead link)
- Impartial analysis of Measure A (dead link)
- Arguments in favor (dead link)
- Tax rate statement (dead link)
- Garden Grove Kids (timed out), website in favor of Measure A