San Francisco Unified School District bond, Proposition A (November 2011)
Proposition A authorizes a $531 million bond.
With the approval of Proposition A, homeowners will pay about $21 per $100,000 of assessed value every year until the bond is paid off.
The money will go to upgrade the last 50 of 140 schools in the district.
A 55 percent supermajority vote was required for approval.
|San Francisco Proposition A|
- Election results are from the San Francisco elections office as of 5:30 a.m. PST on Thursday, November 17, 2011. We will continue to update the election results until all ballots are counted and there is a certified, final result.
The elected board of the San Francisco Unified School District has seven members, and they all signed the official "Yes on A" ballot argument, writing that Proposition A is a "critical step to ensure that all our children have safe, healthy, attractive and accessible environments to learn and thrive."
The official ballot guide arguments against Proposition A were signed by the San Francisco Libertarian Party.
The question on the ballot:
|PROPOSITION A: Shall San Francisco Unified School District repair and rehabilitate facilities to current accessibility, health, safety and instructional standards, replace worn-out plumbing, electrical and other major building systems, replace aging heating, ventilation and air handling systems, renovate outdated classrooms and training facilities, construct facilities to replace aging modular classrooms, by issuing bonds in an amount not to exceed $531 million, at legal interest rates, with guaranteed annual audits, citizens' oversight and no money for school administrators' salaries?"|
- Asian Week, "SFUSD’s Buried Fact: $531 Million", August 25, 2011
- San Francisco Examiner, "Pension-reform backers in San Francisco are not GOP heroes", October 18, 2011
- Beyond Chron, "Dueling Pension Reform Measures Dominate Voter Handbook", August 29, 2011
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