Lynwood Unified School District bond proposition, Measure L (November 2010)

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A Lynwood Unified School District bond proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the Lynwood Unified School District in Los Angeles County.[1] It was defeated.

Measure L, if it had been approved, would have authorized the district to borrow $45 million to be re-paid over 30 years.

The November 2010 vote was scheduled just months after voters in the district rejected Measure AA. Measure AA would have authorized the school district to incur $37.4 million of debt to be re-paid over 25 years, costing approximately $60/year per $100,000 of assessed valuation.

A 55 percent supermajority vote was required for the measure to pass.

Election results

Measure L
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No4,14246.21%
Yes 4,821 53.79%
These final, certified results are from the Smartvoter.org, California, Los Angeles County elections information.

Why Measure AA failed

School board member Alfonso Morales blamed the failure of Measure AA on the June 8, 2010 ballot on the campaign firm retained by the school board to manage that campaign: "How the measure was presented on the ballot, was in reference to how that campaign was run by a previous firm that I disagreed with. I think board members need to … embrace this and support it and we need to be transparent, whether this is going to cost people who own homes $20 bucks a year for every $100,000, or $15 or $30, I don’t know, but [we] need to be transparent. People need to know how their vote is going to affect them...There’s no [better] time than the present time. Voters rejected it by a few points, and it wasn’t properly campaigned, like I said. I think with the proper campaign, and with the proper support of all board members, this is going to pass. Everyone is a stakeholder here. Everyone has something to gain with better schools. That’s what this is for, nothing more and nothing less."

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