Southern Humboldt Unified school bonds, Measure L (June 2010)

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A Southern Humboldt Unified Schools bond proposition, Measure L ballot question was on the June 8, 2010 ballot for voters in the Southern Humboldt Unified School District in Humboldt County and Mendocino County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure L asked for approval for a $25.2 million bond. It cost property owners in the school district about $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation per year.

At the time that Measure L was on the ballot, there were 8 schools in Southern Humboldt Unified and about 780 students.

This measure required a 55% super-majority to pass.

Election results

ApprovedaMeasure L
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Humboldt County 1,497 64.25% 833 35.75%
Mendocino County 31 63.27% 18 36.73%
Totals: 1528 64.23% 851 35.77%
These final, certified election results are from the Humboldt County elections office and the Mendocino County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE L: To improve the quality of education, modernize and renovate all schools in the District, improve energy efficiency including installing solar panels, replace deteriorating plumbing and drainage systems, upgrade inadequate electrical systems, improve technology, modernize restrooms, and make health and safety improvements, shall the Southern Humboldt Joint Unified School District issue $25,200,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee and have no money used for administrative or teacher salaries or be taken by the State?[2]

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  1. Contra Costa Times, "Humboldt County school districts hope to pass bond measures," May 30, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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