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Local tax and school bond measures

9:25 PM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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City of Sacramento Measure U - City of Sacramento Local Sales Tax Measure -- Proposes a temporary half-cent sales tax increase that would deposit into the city's General Fund to be used toward city services, such as police and fire, 911 response, park maintenance, libraries and other services.

The increase would last six years and is expected to raise around $28 million each year, according to the City of Sacramento.

A 2/3 approval is required for the measure to pass.

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Sacramento County Measure K - Citrus Heights Tax Crime Reduction and Street Resurfacing Measure -- City of Citrus Heights Modification of Utility Tax - 2/3 Approval Required) Shall an ordinance be adopted to modify the City's existing Utility User Tax to treat taxpayers equally; and to temporarily increase the current rate by 1.75%, for 10 years, for the following restricted uses: additional police officers, programs to prevent youth crime/violence, police equipment and technology, and resurfacing city streets?

San Joaquin County Measure B - Escalon USD Bonds (55% Approval Required) To acquire, construct and modernize classrooms and support facilities at school sites, including upgrading vocational facilities to better prepare students for the workforce, increasing access to modern classroom technology, and reducing annual lease payments and operating costs to put more money in the classroom, shall the Escalon Unified School District be authorized to issue up to $19,500,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with annual audits and an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee?

San Joaquin County Measure E - Stockton USD Bond (55% Approval Required) In order to repair, equip, acquire and construct classrooms, school facilities, playgrounds and athletic fields; replace portables with permanent classrooms; and reduce overall borrowing costs, shall $156,000,000 of Stockton Unified School District bonds, approved by voters in February 2008, be reauthorized through issuance of new bonds, with no increase in total authorized District debt, interest rates below legal limits, independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator slaries, and all funds spent locally and not taken by the State?

San Joaquin County Measure G - Ripon USD Bond (55% Approval Required) To replace outdated portable facilities with new permanent classrooms to reduce annual maintenance and repair costs, construct libraries and science labs, modernize support facilities, improve student safety, reduce operating costs and increase energy efficiency, and provide the local match for State grants, shall the Ripon Unified School District be authorized to issue up to $25,236,190 in bonds at legal interest rates, with an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, annual audits, and no money for administrator salaries?

Placer County Measure J-Truckee Donner Rec., Park Dist. Proposal to Issue and Sell Bonds -- Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District (2/3 Approval Required) To improve arts and recreation and create jobs and economic activity in Truckee-Donner by replacing the 40-year old swimming pool with a safe and efficient aquatic center for lessons, lap swimming, senior exercise and therapy programs; providing performing arts center for music, dance, film and other programs, shall Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District issue $8.52 million in bonds that cannot be taken by the State and require annual audits, independent oversight and no money for administrator salaries?

Placer County Measure K - Newcastle Fire Protection Dist.  Proposal to Modify Measure B Special Tax -- Newcastle Fire Protection District (2/3 Approval Required)
Shall Measure B, which established a parcel tax for Newcastle FPD so it could provide fire protection and rapid response services, be altered so that starting in Fiscal Year 2015-16 the parcel tax shall be reduced from $146.46 per taxable parcel (with an additional charge for structures starting at 3,000 square feet), to simply $30.00 per parcel (without any additional charge for larger structures and without increases based on the consumer price index)?

El Dorado County Measure L - Library TaxSpecial Tax for Library System -- County Service Area 10 Library (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
To maintain library services, shall El Dorado County levy a special tax within CSA10, commencing in fiscal year 2013/2014, and expiring after 15 years, at the following rates (with annual increases up to 3%): base tax of $17.58 per parcel, 80% of the base tax per multi-family residential dwelling unit, 50% of the base tax per mobilehome for parcels containing mobilehome parks, 50% of the base tax for unimproved parcels, and $1.00 per timeshare?

Tuolumne County Measure G MEASURE G OF PROPOSED CHARGE FOR AMBULANCE WITHIN THE SOUTH COUNTY AMBULANCE ZONE PORTION OF COUNTY SERVICE AREA NO. 21
This measure will authorize an annual charge to be imposed for fi ve (5) years on parcels of propertyand businesses located in the South County Ambulance Zone of County Service Area No. 21. The boundaries of the South County Ambulance Zone, created by the Board of Supervisors, are as set forth in Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 45-12. The charges imposed by this tax measure would begin in Fiscal Year 2013/2014 and continue through Fiscal Year 2017/2018. 

The amount of the annual charge is set at Seventy Dollars ($70.00) for each commercial parcel, Seventy Dollars ($70.00) for each improved residential parcel, and Seventy Dollars ($70.00) per unit for multi-residential identifi ed by the County Assessor's Use Codes in the Measure. The charges will be added to and collected through the annual property tax bill.

Tuolumne Co. Measure H school bond (55 percent approval needed)
Without increasing the current tax rate, to modernize, construct and renovate outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; improve student access to computers and modern technology; make health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements; and upgrade P.E. fi elds and facilities for school and community use; shall the Summerville Union High School District issue $8,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee and have NO money taken by the state or used for administrator salaries?"

Tuolumne Co. Measure J school bond Sonora Union High School District (55 percent approval)
To modernize, construct and renovate outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; repair or replace leaky roofs; increase student access to computers and modern technology; repair or replace deteriorating plumbing systems; make health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements; and modernize the library; shall the Sonora Union High School District issue $23,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee and have NO money taken by the state or used for administrator salaries?"

Yolo County Measure E - Davis JUSD Special Tax
To offset the continued loss of significant state funding, shall the Davis Joint Unified School District be authorized to continue a special tax for a period of 4 years not to exceed the base annual rate of $20.00 per dwelling unit for multi-dwelling parcels and $204.00 per parcel for all other parcels, and levy up to an additional $242.00 to cover State funding shortfalls ONLY if the November 2012 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education initiative does not pass?

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