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{{tnr}}A '''City of Berkeley Pools bond proposition''' is on the {{nov06ca2012}} for voters in the City of Berkeley in {{alameda}}.<ref name=bond>[http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/06/27/berkeley-council-approves-pools-measure-debates-streets/ ''Berkeleyside'', "City Council approves pools measure, debates streets", June 27, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}A '''City of Berkeley Pools bond proposition''' is on the {{nov06ca2012}} for voters in the City of Berkeley in {{alameda}}.<ref name=bond>[http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/06/27/berkeley-council-approves-pools-measure-debates-streets/ ''Berkeleyside'', "City Council approves pools measure, debates streets", June 27, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://berkeley.patch.com/articles/deadline-looms-for-ballot-arguments ''Berkeley Patch'', "Deadline Looms for Ballot Arguments", August 16, 2012]</ref>
  
 
If voters approve it, the city will be authorized to borrow $19.4 million to make a variety of improvements to Berkeley's pools.
 
If voters approve it, the city will be authorized to borrow $19.4 million to make a variety of improvements to Berkeley's pools.

Revision as of 08:08, 19 August 2012

A City of Berkeley Pools bond proposition is on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Berkeley in Alameda County.[1][2]

If voters approve it, the city will be authorized to borrow $19.4 million to make a variety of improvements to Berkeley's pools.

The specific improvements would include:

  • A new Warm Water Pool
  • A new pool at Willard Middle School
  • Renovation or replacement of the lockers at the pool at King Middle School.

The bond would be repaid over a period of 30 years. A home with an assessed value of $330,500 would pay about $25/year.[1]

The fate of the bond proposition is tied to the fate of a different measure on the same November 6, 2012 ballot: the Berkeley Pools parcel tax question. If one wins, and the other loses, they are both moot.

A 2/3rds supermajority vote is required for approval. (In California, a 55% supermajority vote is required to approve school bond measures, but a 2/3rds supermajority vote is required to approve city bonds.)

Support

  • Rob Collier, Ed Gold and Maggie Knutson are the co-chairs of the "Berkeley Pools Campaign", which is the main campaign committee advocating for the measure.[3]
  • Amelie Melde Fontenay is a parent of a Willard School student. She says, "My only son got here just in time to see the pool filled in with dirt. I don’t think it’s fair that the other two (middle) schools have pools and Willard doesn’t."[4]
  • Caroline Hall, a fifth grader at Malcolm X, says, "I love Willard Pool. I believe next year when I go here, there should be a pool so we can have fun. What’s a rectangle with dirt in it good for?"[4]

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