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Garden Grove Unified School bonds, Measure A (June 2010)

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A Garden Grove Unified Schools bond proposition, Measure A ballot proposition was on the June 8, 2010 ballot for voters in the Garden Grove Unified School District in Orange County, where it was approved.

Measure A asked for $250 million for school construction and repair projects.

A 55% supermajority vote was required for enactment.

Election results

Measure A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 21,149 63.8%
No12,01936.2%
These final, certified results are from the Orange County elections office.

Support

Supporters

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."

Opponents

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."[1]

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