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Tahoe Truckee Unified School District bond proposition, Measure U (November 2008)

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A Tahoe Truckee Unified School District bond proposition, Measure U ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District in parts of Nevada County and Placer County, where it was defeated.

If Measure U had been approved, it would have authorized the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District to borrow $93.53 million.

Measure U was placed on the ballot by the board of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District after the loss in June 2008 of Measure L, which was essentially identical.

A 55% supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure U
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Nevada County 3,839 50.77% 3,722 49.23%
Placer County 431 48.76% 453 51.24%
Totals: 4,270 50.56% 4,175 49.44%
These final, certified, election results are from the Nevada County elections office and Placer County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

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

Measure U: "To improve energy efficiency, replace portable classrooms, upgrade computer/instructional technology, expand career/vocational classrooms, meet seismic safety/snow load requirements, shall Facilities Improvement District No. 1 of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District issue $93,530,000 of bonds at legal rates to renovate, acquire, construct, repair, equip Truckee area schools, sites, facilities, with independent financial audits, citizens’ oversight, no money for administrators’ salaries and maintain 1999 voter approved tax rates?"

Comparison

Altogether, there were 95 school bond measures on the November 4 ballot across California. Of the 95, just eight were defeated. Measure U is one of the eight that were defeated.

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