San Diego Unified School District bonds, Proposition Z (November 2012)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A San Diego Unified School District bonds, Proposition Z ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the San Diego Unified School District in San Diego County, where it was approved.

Proposition Z authorized the district to borrow $2.8 billion.

A 55% supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure Z
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 218,242 61.80%
No134,92738.20%
Final official results from the San Diego County elections office.

Opposition

The editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune urged its readers to vote "no" on Proposition Z, writing, "For two powerful reasons, voters within the San Diego Unified School District have an easy decision when it comes to the $2.8 billion Proposition Z bond measure on the November ballot. The measure is grossly irresponsible – it uses 30-year borrowing to help cover a vast array of routine expenses that should be covered in operating budgets. What’s more, it isn’t paired with any fundamental change in the unsustainable approach the district takes to its finances. As such, Proposition Z amounts to a temporary reprieve for a broken system, brought to us by a school board whose majority doesn’t believe the system is broken."[1]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposition Z: "To repair neighborhood schools and charter schools with funding the state cannot take away by: Repairing deteriorating 60-year-old classrooms, libraries, wiring, plumbing, bathrooms and leaky roofs; Removing hazardous mold, asbestos, and lead; Upgrading fire safety systems/doors; Upgrading classroom instructional technology, labs and vocational education classrooms; Shall San Diego Unified School District issue $2.8 billion in bonds at legal interest rates with citizen’s oversight, independent financial audits, no money for administrators’ salaries and all funds spent locally?"

See also

External links

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Suggest a link

References


Flag of California.png

This article about a local California ballot measure is a stub. You can help people learn about California's local ballot measures by expanding it.