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Mount Pleasant School District bond proposition, Measure L (November 2012)
Measure L authorizes the school district to borrow $25 million. The property tax cost for repayment will be about $30 a year for every $100,000 in assessed value.
A 55 percent supermajority vote was needed for approval.
- Final official results from the Santa Clara County elections office.
The editorial board of the San Jose Mercury News supported Measure L, writing, "The five district schools are 40 to 50 years old; some have had no upgrades. They need basic repairs and improvements, like renovating bathrooms and upgrading electrical and water systems to save on utility bills."
The question on the ballot:
|Measure L: "To facilitate math, science, reading/writing programs in local elementary/middle schools by upgrading classrooms, removing asbestos and hazardous materials, repairing dry rot, termite and structural damage, upgrading wiring and fire alarms for safety, repairing deteriorating restrooms, replacing leaky roofs, and acquiring, renovating, constructing classrooms, equipment, sites and facilities, shall Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District issue $25,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrators' salaries/pensions/benefits, and all money benefiting local schools?"|
- Mount Pleasant School District website
- Local measures on the November 6, 2012 ballot (dead link) in Santa Clara County
- Mercury News, "Tax measures piling up on Bay Area ballots this November," August 11, 2012
- San Jose Mercury News, "Mercury News editorial: San Jose school bonds, parcel tax essential to creating strong learning environment," October 16, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.