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Santa Ana Unified School District bond proposition, Measure C (November 1999)

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A Santa Ana Unified School District bond proposition, Measure C ballot question was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Orange County, California. It passed, with 70.3% in favor. The measure authorized $145-million in indebtedness to build 13 new schools. Ultimately, only five schools were built with the money.[1]

Santa Ana USD is Orange County's largest school district. Enrollment in the district has declined by more than 7,000 students since 2003.

The text of the ballot measure said, "To relieve severe overcrowding, improve safety for children, repair and renovate school facilities, and obtain eligibility for State funding for construction and renovation, including replacing portables with permanent classrooms, shall the Santa Ana Unified School District be authorized to issue $145,150,000 of bonds at interest rates within the legal limit, to acquire, construct, and improve school sites and facilities, and to establish a citizens' oversight committee to guarantee funds are spent only for the specified purposes? "

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