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Santa Ana Unified School District bond proposition, Measure G (June 2008)

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A Santa Ana Unified School District bond proposition, Measure G ballot question was on the June 3, 2008 ballot for voters in the Santa Ana Unified School District in Orange County, California, where it was approved.

Measure G authorized the school district to borrow $200 million.

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.

The measure was placed on the ballot by 3 of the 5 school district's board members.[1][2]

Santa Ana USD is Orange County's largest school district. Enrollment in the district as of 2008 had declined by more than 7,000 students over the period of the preceding five years.[2]

Santa Ana voters approved Measure C in 1999. Measure C was a $145-million bond issue based on the promise of building 13 new schools. However, after C passed with 70.3% of the vote, district officials spent $450 million building five schools.[2]

Election results

Measure G
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 8,426 68.8%
No3,81831.2%
These final, certified, results are from the Orange County elections office.

Support

Supporters of Measure G raised more than $200,000, mostly from contractors who do business with the district.[2]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure G: "Authorize the school district to issue and sell bonds of up to $200,000,000 in principal at interest rates below the legal limit, to provide financing for the school facilities projects stated in the Measure."[3]

See also

References

  1. Los Angeles Times, "Local ballot measures," April 20, 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Los Angeles Times, "Santa Ana district pushes $200 million school bond issue," May 31, 2008
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.