Measure Text for November 6th Election

Measure L - City of Davis 

Measure M - Davis Joint Unified School District

Measure N - City of West Sacramento

Measure O - Woodland Joint Unified School District

Measure P - Winters Joint Unified School District


Measure L - City of Davis

RESOLUTION NO. 18-094, SERIES 2018

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE GENERAL PLAN TO RE-DESIGNATE THE “WDAAC” PROPERTY FROM AGRICULTURE AND URBAN AGRICULTURE TRANSITION AREA TO RESIDENTIAL - MEDIUM DENSITY, NEIGHBORHOOD MIXED USE, RESIDENTIAL – HIGH DENSITY, AND URBAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSITION AREA, AND ESTABLISH THE BASELINE PROJECT FEATURES SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF THE VOTERS

WHEREAS, the City of Davis desires to foster a safe, sustainable, healthy, and diverse community; maintain Davis as a cohesive, compact city surrounded by and containing farmland, greenbelts, natural habitats and natural resources; and preserve and create an array of distinct neighborhoods so that all residents can identify a neighborhood that is “home” for them; and

WHEREAS, Measure R the “Citizens Right to Vote on Future Use of Open Space and Agricultural Lands” affords residents an opportunity to participate in decisions affecting compact growth, agricultural preservation and provision of an adequate supply of housing to meet the internal needs of the community; and

WHEREAS, the General Plan establishes parameters for consideration of a General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from agricultural to an urban land use category; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on April 11, 2018 to receive comments and consider the proposed amendment; and

WHEREAS, the City Council held a public hearing on May 29, 2018 to receive comments and consider the proposed amendment; and

WHEREAS, Environmental Impact Report SCH #2017042043 adequately assesses the impacts of this General Plan Amendment; and

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the proposed West Davis Active Adult Community could help meet internal housing needs, in particular, housing needs of seniors.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Davis does hereby resolve as follows:

Section 1 – Land Use Map. The City of Davis General Plan Land Use Map (Figures 11a and 11b) is hereby amended with the change of the West Davis Active Adult Community (“WDAAC”) property from a designation of “Agriculture” and “Urban Agricultural Transition Area” to “Residential-Medium Density,” “Neighborhood Mixed Use,” “Residential-High Density,” and “Urban Agricultural Transition Area,” as shown in the map, attached hereto as Exhibit A.

Section 2 – Baseline Project Features. The Baseline Project Features for the applications, as established by Chapter 41 of the City of Davis Municipal Code, are attached hereto as Exhibit B.

Section 3 – Effective Date. This Amendment shall not be effective unless and until the action is ratified by the voters in a “Measure R” election, as specified in City of Davis Ordinances 2008 and 2350, the Citizen’s Right to Vote on Future Use of Open Space and Agricultural Lands Ordinance.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Davis on this 12th day of June, 2018, by the following vote:

AYES:            Frerichs, Lee, Swanson, Davis 

NOES:            None

ABSENT:       Arnold (recuse)

Robb Davis

Mayor

ATTEST:

Zoe S. Mirabile, CMC

City Clerk

Project Overview

The West Davis Active Adult Community is a senior and active adult neighborhood designed to allow its residents to age in place within the City of Davis.  The project will provide an array of housing options including traditional single-story homes, cottages, bungalows, stacked flats, and apartments for active adults and seniors, and will also include senior affordable housing that complies with the requirements of the City’s Affordable Housing Ordinance. In an effort to provide a variety of housing options that are intended to meet a wide range of needs, the target home sizes are as follows:

 

  • Greenway Homes - 1,200, 1,400 & 1,800 sf
  • Senior Affordable apartments – 600 sf
  • Cottages – 900 sf
  • Bungalows – 1,100 sf
  • Stacked flats/Condos/rental housing – mixture of home sizes from 600- 1,600 sf

The project site is located proximate to a broad array of medical services including Sutter Davis, Dignity Health, UC Davis medical offices and Communicare.  The project will utilize universal design features in accordance with requirements set forth in the Development Agreement for this project to help make the for-sale housing accessible to people with disabilities and help residents to age in place.  The project will provide walking paths, and a communal gathering space with an activity and wellness center, in an effort to foster personal interaction and reduce isolation of residents.  Finally, to promote age diversity in the neighborhood, the project will offer a portion of the homes without an age restriction.

Baseline Features

Primary Project Components:

  • A maximum of 560 primary housing units, including affordable, market rate rental and market rate for-sale housing units.
  • Provide land to accommodate 150 subsidized affordable senior apartments.
  • Offer a mix of housing types which may include single family homes, cottages, bungalows, multi-story stacked flats, senior apartments, continuing care and affordable housing.
  • Provide an approximately three-acre parcel for either the expansion of University Retirement Community (“URC”) for the benefit of its residents or for use by another specialized senior care facility.
  • Include a mixed-use Activity and Wellness Center that is available to the general public.
  • Provide recreational opportunities within an oak-filled agricultural buffer area, five internal mini-parks, and more than two miles of walking and bike paths.
  • Land donation for a landing area to accommodate bike overcrossing of Highway 113.

Home Sizes and Types:

Greenway Homes: Single Story*

2-3 Bedrooms

1,800 sq. ft. maximum

Small Builder/ Lots

Single Story*

2/3+ Bedrooms

Builder’s Decision, per Planning Commission approvals

 

Cottages: Single Story

2-3 Bedrooms

1,200 sq. ft. maximum

Bungalows: Single Story

2-3 Bedrooms

1,350 sq. ft. maximum°

Stacked Flats/Condominiums

 

2-3 Bedrooms

1,600 sq. ft. maximum

Senior Apartments

1-2 Bedrooms

1,000 sq. ft. maximum

Senior Affordable Apartments

1-2 Bedrooms

1,000 sq. ft. maximum

 

*   A caregiver suite, visitor space or personal office is permitted as additional square footage within greenway and small builder/custom homes but shall be limited to the general area over the garage as a limited exception to the single story requirement.

°   A stand-alone caregiver/accessory dwelling unit is permitted as additional square footage.

Activity and Wellness Center:

Construct an Activity and Wellness Center to include components utilized by the Home Owners’ Association (“HOA”) and which will include components available for public use and enjoyment.  The Activity and Wellness Center shall include the following:

  • Swimming pool with membership open to the public;
  • Commercial space, to accommodate uses such as a coffee house or restaurant with outdoor dining space;
  • Offices, including space that may accommodate telemedicine facility;
  • Public meeting space available for HOA and public use; and
  • Transit hub for residents and the public to minimize single-occupant vehicle trips as defined in the Development Agreement for this project.

Agricultural Buffer / Oak Forest Area:

Construct an agricultural buffer area consistent with City code and the approved General Plan map, a portion of which will include space to be used by the public.  In the 150-foot-wide agricultural buffer the developer will:                                                                                                       

  • Plant a minimum of 350 native oak trees in and around the agricultural buffer surrounding the neighborhood;
  • Establish a foundation and seed funds for the initial planting and ongoing maintenance of the oak forested area in association with the HOA and appropriate local organizations;
  • Create habitat nodes utilizing native plants and shrubs to encourage indigenous wildlife and pollinators; and
  • Provide for public art and sitting areas.

Parks and Open Space:

Develop a community with easy access to outdoor trails, recreation and gathering areas.  To this end, the developer shall:

  • Build more than two miles of walking paths, bike paths and greenways throughout the neighborhood;
  • Provide three “pocket parks;”
  • Provide a dog exercise area; and
  • Provide a tot lot and mini-park proximate to the Activity and Wellness Center.

Improvements to Covell Boulevard:

The project shall improve pedestrian safety and the overall experience along Covell Boulevard as follows:

  • Re-landscaping of the north side of Covell Boulevard beginning at Highway 113 off-ramp west to Risling Court;
  • New landscaping from Risling Court along Covell Boulevard to the western border of West Davis Active Adult Community;
  • Install new pedestrian and bicyclists’ safety striping at John Jones Road. Realign bike path entrance on south side to align with striping;
  • Reconfigure the Covell Boulevard and Shasta Drive intersection to remove all free-rights and improve bicycle and pedestrian safety; and
  • Widen Covell Boulevard west from Risling Court to western border of West Davis Active Adult Community.

Sustainability Features:

Assist the City in achieving its climate action plan policies by providing the following:

  • All for sale homes, cottages, bungalows and condominiums to be zero net electric usage as defined by the 2020 California Green Standards with individual or shared photovoltaic systems;
  • Photovoltaic panels at the Activity and Wellness Center to produce the majority of electricity for the Activity and Wellness Center buildings; and
  • Each purchaser of a home in the West Davis Active Adult Community who sells an existing Davis house is to receive funds to retrofit their existing Davis home to install energy reduction upgrades.

Phasing and Implementation:  

The first phase of development shall include infrastructure for senior affordable apartments; dedication of the agricultural buffer area; installation of drainage improvements; commence planting the oak forest; develop the dog park, tot lot and sycamore grove; improvements to Covell Boulevard; infrastructure for specialized senior care; as well as infrastructure for approximately 50% of the residential development.

The second phase shall include construction of the Activity and Wellness Center, development of the transit center, infrastructure for balance of housing units, complete planting the oak forest, and develop the remaining greenways and pocket parks. 

Compliance with Baseline:

West Davis Active Adult Community is required to develop in accordance with the Baseline Features stated above, subject to mandatory compliance with state and federal laws.  Project implementation may include further entitlements from the City of Davis, including but not limited to, Large Lot Subdivision Map, Final Planned Development, Tentative Subdivision Map, and Design Guidelines.  Any changes to the attached baseline exhibit which are necessitated by compliance with legal, engineering, environmental and/or conditions on subsequent project approvals shall be deemed consistent Baseline Features, and City of Davis Ordinances governing Measure J/R. 

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Argument in Favor of Measure L

Yolo County has 35,000 Baby Boomers at or nearing retirement age. Approximately 25% of Davis's homes are owned by this generation, many of whom, like us, live in houses larger than necessary or desired. Providing our seniors with housing options specifically designed for a changing lifestyle will allow Davis to retain its baby boomers and all of the value that they contribute to our community. It will also make available existing, larger homes located near schools for a new generation of Davis families. This is the benefit West Davis Active Adult Community offers: keeping our base, while growing our future.


If voter approved, West Davis Active Adult Community will offer Davis seniors homes that are a better fit for them at an ideal location: west of Sutter Davis Hospital, near medical facilities along West Covell Boulevard, and close to Marketplace shopping and Highway 113. West Davis Active Adult Community includes 150 badly needed affordable senior apartments and 410 homes ranging in size from 800 to 1,800 square feet, including a mix of cottages, bungalows, condominiums, single-story homes, fifty small builder lots and specialized senior care.


This new community is addressing Davis's housing needs. Measure R calls for “an adequate housing supply to meet internal City needs.” Following this mandate, 90% of the home sales will be limited to Davis-connected buyers.
Finally, this proposal reflects extensive community input provided in 60 public meetings. Early feedback resulted in sustainability features such as 350 native oaks, planting of pollinators, all-electric homes, an energy retrofit program, bicycle connectivity, wildlife passages, a transit hub, and $1,000,000 towards a community aquatics center, just to name a few. As such, this project reflects our community's values and priorities.


The City Council carefully studied the West Davis Active Adult Community and unanimously voted to recommend its approval by Davis voters. Please vote YES on Measure L to help meet the critical housing needs of Davis seniors and families.
www.westdavisactive.com

/s/ Brett Lee

Mayor, City of Davis

/s/ Helen M. Thomson

California Assemblywoman

/s/ Cass Sylvia

Yolo County Public Guardian (Retired)

/s/ Captane P. Thomson, M.D.

Psychiatrist

/s/ Bill Powell

Representing Delta Senior Housing Communities, Inc. (DSHC)

Rebuttal to the Argument in Favor of Measure L

A community is enriched and made resilient by the diversity of its citizens. Regionally, Davis has been the least racially diverse city for many decades. Our population is also the “oldest” and the most “wealthy” in terms of income but the City has very limited affordable housing for working families.

West Davis Active Adult Community exacerbates ALL of these demographic imbalances in Davis. By limiting almost all home purchases in perpetuity to seniors, the project will continue to rob the City of the vitality of young families. Because almost all of the new homes will be classic sprawl on large lots, the resultant high prices will exclude purchase by working families and seniors of modest means.

Most worrisome, however, is the developer’s “Taking Care of Our Own - Davis-Based Buyers Program. This exclusionary program requires 90% of West Davis Active Adult Community buyers to have a preexisting “relationship” with Davis by already living here, having a family member here, working here, or having attended Davis schools; among other criteria.

The developer justifies this discrimination by claiming they are only favoring seniors as allowed under current housing law. However, while laws do allow senior-only projects, they expressly prohibit exclusion of unaffiliated “outsiders” such as required by the “Davis-Based Buyers Program”.

West Davis Active Adult Community will clearly perpetuate the racial, age, and economic disparities in Davis and deny ownership opportunities to other racially diverse, younger, and less wealthy groups not currently well-represented in Davis.

Please embrace inclusivity and diversity and reject this discriminatory housing project.

Please vote No on Measure L

/s/ Done Price

Emeritus Professor of History, University of California Davis

/s/ Marilee Hanson

Former Commissioner - City of Davis Planning Commission

/s/Juliette Beck

Environmental and Social Justice Activist

/s/ Rik Keller

City Planning Consultant

/s/ Carol Warren

Environmental Legislative Advocate

Argument Against Measure L

West Davis Active Adult Community consists of rows of expensive detached, single-story homes on very large lots. This Sun City-like senior project is the antithesis of modern urban planning and is the worst example of suburban sprawl proposed in Davis in over 25 years. 

Irresponsible Planning – West Davis Active Adult Community does not meet the City’s own “Guidelines for Housing that Serves Seniors and People with Disabilities” in the areas of Transportation and Location and has no Independent Market Study to determine true community need for this type housing. Nor does it meet the Sacramento Area Council of Government’s (SACOG) seven Principles of Smart Growth.

No Community Planning – This proposal opens up the entire northwest quadrant of the city for piecemeal development without ANY discussion of community needs or vision. A Specific Master Plan for the entire area must be prepared before any development occurs.

Massive Developer Giveaways and Subsidies – The City has reduced the normal development fees for the project by over 40% costing the City over $3.3 million. And the City may also lose $150,000+ every year after build-out because the full costs of providing services exceed the property taxes received.

No Guarantee that the Required Low-Income Housing will ever be Built – West Davis Active Adult Community will not build ANY low-income housing itself like every other major development in Davis has done in recent years. Instead, the developer is donating less than 10% of the total project land on which low-income housing MAY be built – but only IF another non-profit can raise the millions of grant monies needed for construction. In this time of shrinking government budgets, there is no assurance these funds will EVER be available to build this required low-income housing.

This ill-advised project is driven by developer profits and should be rejected by the voters and sent back for revision to reflect true community values and needs.

Please Vote No on Measure L.

www.NoOnWDAAC.com

/s/ Alan Pryor

Commissioner - City of Davis Natural Resources Commission

/s/ Pam Nieberg

Former Co-Chair, Yes on Measure O (City of Davis Space Ordinance)

/s/ Todd Edelman

Commissioner - City of Davis Bicycling, Transportation, and Street Safety Commission

/s/ Nancy Price, Former Commissioner - City of Davis Planning Commission

/s/ Steve Tracy

Former Manager, Long Range Transportation Planning Team, City of Sacramento

Rebuttal to the Argument Against Measure L

YES on Measure L is a yes for critically needed housing, specifically homes designed to accommodate seniors. The West Davis Active Adult Community allows our city to retain and care for its aging residents, while making their existing, larger family homes available to the next generation of Davis families. As such, voting Yes on Measure L supports responsible planning that nurtures our city's present and future generations.

The Measure L opponents have it wrong; taking care of seniors is a worthy endeavor and reflects the best of our community values.

This project reflects the culmination of input received at 17 City Commission and Council meetings, plus 43 neighborhood meetings. Moreover, West Davis Active Adult Community is consistent with SACOG's Blueprint, the highly regarded regional plan for sustainable smart growth.

In addition to offering much needed housing through responsible planning, West Davis Active Adult Community responds to community desires by including an array of features and amenities such as: extensive walking and bicycle paths, native and drought tolerant plantings, a diverse array of housing types and sizes, specialized senior care, alternative transit, solar, publicly available recreational amenities, regional trail connections, improvements to West Covell Blvd, the Energy Retrofit Program, $1,000,000 to fund a 50 meter pool for Davis Aquatics groups, and provides for nearly triple the required affordable housing (through a local nonprofit with a strong track record). All while staying fiscally positive on an ongoing basis, as determined by the City of Davis and independent fiscal experts.

Don't be fooled by false arguments. Please join your friends and neighbors in supporting Davis seniors and Vote Yes on Measure L.

/s/ Dan Wolk

Former Mayor, City of Davis

/s/ Sheila Allen

RN, PhD, former School Board Trustee

/s/ Lucas Frerichs

City Council member and City's SACOG Representative

/s/ Dan Carson

City Council member and former Finance and Budget Commission Chair

/s/ Mary Jo Bryan

Davis Resident

Measure M - Davis Joint Unified School District

RESOLUTION #41-18

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE DAVIS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING A SCHOOL BOND ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018 AND AUTHORIZING NECESSARY ACTIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH

WHEREAS, the Board of Education (“Board”) of the Davis Joint Unified School District (“District”), located in Yolo County and Solano County, California is authorized to order elections within the District and to designate the specifications thereof, pursuant to Sections 5304 and 5322 of the California Education Code (“Education Code”); and

WHEREAS, the District equips every student with the knowledge, skills, character and well-being to thrive in an evolving world; and

WHEREAS, our great schools help make Davis a desirable place to live for young families, keeping our community and our property values strong; and

WHEREAS, many classrooms and facilities in Davis schools are over 50 years old and require updates; and

WHEREAS, old plumbing and electrical systems need replacement and academic facilities need earthquake safety upgrades to provide a safe, healthful learning environment for students; and

WHEREAS, improvements are needed for campus safety and security, including upgrading access control, security cameras and fencing; and

WHEREAS, classrooms and labs need to be modernized to meet today's educational standards for science, technology, engineering and math; and

WHEREAS, our community’s support through passage of Measure K in 2000 has helped to equip our schools to provide an outstanding education by performing essential safety repairs and updates on classrooms and facilities; and though Measure K funding made a significant impact, those funds have been spent and our local schools still have urgent needs that must be addressed to maintain academic excellence, including ensuring all schools have up-to-date computers, learning technology and science labs, as well as safe, secure campuses to protect students and staff and modern classrooms that will attract and retain the best teachers and staff; and

WHEREAS, the District is working to complete a thorough facility master plan, which has identified over $450 million in facility needs in Davis schools; and

WHEREAS, the District has conducted a project prioritization process with input from parents, teachers, staff, and members of the community to identify the upgrades needed at each school site in order to meet modern safety standards, to meet the District’s goals for supporting current academic standards, and to address specific priorities at individual school sites; and

WHEREAS, while a single bond measure will not be able to address all needs in our Davis schools, it will start a first phase of improvements to address the most urgent updates needed in local classrooms and maintain high-quality education for all Davis students; and

WHEREAS, these projects include addressing urgent needs, like updating classrooms, science labs, innovation labs and facilities to meet current academic standards, modernizing science, technology, engineering, arts and math classrooms and labs, keeping schools clean, well-maintained and in good condition, updating classrooms for career technical education and workforce training programs, replacing aging plumbing and electrical systems and improving school access for students and staff members with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, unlike the District’s parcel tax funds, which support the District’s educational programs and staffing, bond revenue is the primary means by which the District is able to keep its school buildings and classrooms in good repair, safe, designed and equipped to support changing educational standards, methods and approaches; and

WHEREAS, the cost of identified upgrades and improvements are beyond the scope of Measure K, and the District’s current operating budget such that passing this bond measure provides a guaranteed and necessary source of local funding to maintain and improve this community’s local school facilities; and

WHEREAS, this bond measure will benefit local schools, funding will be controlled locally, no funds can be taken away by the State or other school districts, and by law, no money can be used for administrator salaries or pensions; and

WHEREAS, this bond measure requires strict fiscal accountability protections including mandatory annual audits and an independent citizens’ oversight committee comprised of local residents to ensure funds are managed and spent properly; and

WHEREAS, the Board is specifically authorized to order elections for the purpose of submitting to the electors the question of whether bonds of the District shall be issued and sold for the purpose of raising money for the purposes hereinafter specified, pursuant to Section 15100 et seq. of the Education Code; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to section 18 of Article XVI and section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution (also known as “Proposition 39”), and Section 15266 of the Education Code, school districts may seek approval of general obligation bonds and levy an ad valorem tax to repay those bonds upon a fifty-five percent (55%) vote of those voting on a proposition for that purpose, provided certain accountability measures are included in the proposition; and

WHEREAS, the Board deems it necessary and advisable to submit such a bond proposition to the electors to be approved by fifty-five percent (55%) of the votes cast; and

WHEREAS, such a bond election must be conducted concurrent with a statewide primary election, general election or special election, or at a regularly scheduled local election, as required by Section 15266 of the Education Code, and on November 6, 2018, a general election is scheduled to occur throughout the District; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 15270 of the Education Code, if the measure is approved by the voters, bonds may only be issued if the tax rate levied to meet the debt service requirements would not exceed sixty dollars ($60) per year per one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) of taxable property when assessed valuation is projected by the District to increase in accordance with Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and the current estimated and projected average annual tax rate and highest tax rate, is not expected to exceed a tax rate levy of sixty dollars ($60) per year per each $100,000 of the assessed value of taxable property; and

WHEREAS, the estimated tax rates, duration of tax collection, and total estimated amount of debt service, is described in the Tax Rate Statement contained in Exhibit C hereto; and

WHEREAS, Section 9400 et seq. of the California Elections Code requires that a tax rate statement be contained in all official materials, including any ballot pamphlet prepared, sponsored or distributed by the District, relating to the election; and

WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Board, it is advisable to request that the Yolo and Solano County Registrars of Voters (“County Registrars”) coordinate their services through mutual agreement under Education Code Section 5303 and act as the election official(s) for an election to be submitted to the registered voters of the District the full ballot proposition as detailed herein, in coordination with each other as necessary; and

WHEREAS, the Board now desires to authorize the filing of ballot arguments in favor of the proposition to be submitted to the voters at the election.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved, determined and ordered by the Board of Education of the Davis Joint Unified School District as follows:

Section 1.      Specifications of Election Order. Pursuant to Sections 5304, 5322, 15100 et seq., and Section 15266 of the Education Code, an election shall be held within the District on November 6, 2018, for the purpose of submitting to the registered voters of the District the full ballot proposition contained in Exhibit B (“Full Ballot Text”), which Full Ballot Text is hereby approved. The County Registrars shall provide for the performance of their duties in accordance with Education Code section 5303 and in accordance with any and all other laws and regulations applicable to such elections.

Section 2.      Abbreviation of Proposition/Ballot Label. Pursuant to Sections 13119 and 13247 of the California Elections Code and Section 15122 of the Education Code, the Board hereby directs the County Registrars to use the abbreviation of the Full Ballot Text (“Ballot Label”) that is attached hereto as Exhibit A.  The Ballot Label shall function merely as an abbreviation of the Full Ballot Text and does not stand alone as a complete and binding statement of the measure, nor is it possible for the Ballot Label to contain all of the project and financial information a voter might wish to consider in casting a vote.  Voters are urged to review the Full Ballot Text and the Tax Rate Statement to obtain a complete understanding of the measure, including all of the financial projections and estimates upon which the measure is based.

Section 3.      Voter Pamphlet. The County Registrars are hereby requested to reprint the Full Ballot Text in its entirety in the voter information pamphlet to be distributed to voters pursuant to Section 13307 of the Elections Code. In the event the Full Ballot Text is not reprinted in the voter information pamphlet in its entirety, the County Registrars are hereby requested to print, immediately below the impartial analysis of the bond proposition, in no less than 10-point boldface type, a legend substantially as follows:

“The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure ___. If you desire a copy of the measure, please call the Yolo/Solano County Registrar of Voters at ___________ and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you.”

Section 4.      Accountability Measures. Pursuant to legal requirements, and as specified in the Full Ballot Text, the Board certifies that the District:

(a) Has evaluated the facilities needs of the District and has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List contained in the Full Ballot Text;

(b) Will appoint an independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to ensure that bond proceeds are expended only for the school facilities projects described in the Bond Project List, in accordance with Education Code section 15278 et seq.;

(c) Will conduct or cause to be conducted an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects described in the Bond Project List;

(d) Will conduct or cause to be conducted an annual independent financial audit of the bond proceeds until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects described in the Bond Project List; and

(e) Shall take all actions to establish an account in which proceeds of the sale of the bonds will be deposited, and to cause a report to be filed with the Board no later than each January 1 identifying proceeds received and expended in the past fiscal year and the status of any project funded or to be funded with bond proceeds. The first report shall be due no later than January 1 of the first year after which bonds have been issued and proceeds spent.

 

Section 5.      Required Vote. Pursuant to Section 18 of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIII A of the State Constitution, the above proposition shall become effective upon the affirmative vote of at least fifty-five percent (55%) of those voters voting on the proposition.

Section 6.      Request to County Officers to Conduct Election; Cost of Election. The County Registrars are hereby requested, pursuant to section 5303 and 5322 of the California Education Code, to take all steps to call and hold the election in accordance with law and these specifications. The District will reimburse the County Registrars and the Counties for costs associated with the election as required by law.

Section 7.      Consolidation of Election and Canvass of Vote.

(a) Pursuant to Section 15266(a) of the Education Code, the election shall be consolidated with the election on November 6, 2018.

(b) The Boards of Supervisors of Yolo County and Solano County are authorized and requested to canvass the returns of the election, as necessary, pursuant to Section 10411 of the California Elections Code.

Section 8.      Delivery of Order of Election to County Officers. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to deliver or cause to be delivered, no later than July 9, 2018, or such later date as approved by the County Registrars, one copy of this Resolution to the County Registrars with the Tax Rate Statement (in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit C), completed and signed by the Superintendent or his designee, and shall file a copy of this Resolution with the Clerks of the Board of Supervisors of Yolo County and Solano County.

Section 9.      Ballot Arguments. The members of the Board are hereby authorized to prepare and file with the County Registrars a ballot argument in favor of the proposition contained in Section 1 hereof, and or a rebuttal argument, within the time established by the County Registrars.

Section 10.  Intention to Reimburse. The District may incur costs associated with bond-funded projects described in Exhibit B hereto prior to the issuance of bonds. For purposes of establishing compliance with the requirements of Section 1.150-2 of the regulations of the U.S. Treasury Department, the Board hereby declares its official intent to use proceeds of the bond to reimburse itself for lawful expenditures on capital projects described on the Bond Project List, up to a maximum principal amount of $150,900,000.

Section 11.    Further Authorization. The members of this Board, the Superintendent, and the Chief Business and Operations Officer of the District (each, a “District Representative”) are hereby authorized and directed, individually and collectively, to do any and all things that they deem necessary or advisable in order to effectuate the purposes of this Resolution, including selection of a final Ballot Label, and modification of the Full Ballot Text, the Ballot Label, and Tax Rate Statement if he or she determines such modifications are necessary and in the District’s best interests.  This Resolution and all of its Exhibits that are filed with the County Registrar by a District Representative shall constitute the final, binding ballot measure of the District. 

Section 12.    Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect upon its adoption.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this day, June 14, 2018, by the following vote:

AYES:  Adams, Archer, Fernandes, Poppenga, Sunder        

NAYS: None  

ABSTAIN: None    

ABSENT: None        

APPROVED:

                                                         

President of the Board of Education of the

Davis Joint Unified School District

 

Attest:

 

                                                         

Clerk of the Board of Education of the

Davis Joint Unified School District

DAVIS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND MEASURE

FULL BALLOT TEXT

 

By approval of this measure by at least fifty-five percent (55%) of the registered voters voting thereon, the Davis Joint Unified School District shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $150.9 million in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed below in the Bond Project List, subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified herein.

SECTION I: KEY FINDINGS

  • The Davis Joint Unified School District is committed to continuing to provide a strong, high-quality education for all students in all its local elementary, middle and high schools; and
  • Many classrooms and facilities in Davis schools are over 50 years old and require updates; and
  • Old plumbing and electrical systems need replacement and academic facilities need earthquake safety upgrades to provide a safe, healthful learning environment for students; and
  • Improvements are needed for campus safety and security, including upgrading access control, security cameras and fencing; and
  • Classrooms and labs need to be modernized to meet today's educational standards for science, technology, engineering and math; and
  • In 2000, local voters approved a school facilities bond, Measure K, which enabled the District to complete basic repairs to education facilities, and a citizens’ oversight committee verified that all funds expended were spent in accordance with voter-approved priorities; and
  • Though Measure K funding from 2000 made a significant impact, our local schools still have urgent needs that reach beyond of the scope of the District’s annual operating budget such that passing this bond measure provides a guaranteed and necessary source of local funding to maintain and improve the community’s local school facilities; and
  • The District has conducted a project prioritization process with input from parents, teachers, staff, and members of the community to identify the upgrades needed at each school site in order to meet modern safety standards, to meet the District’s goals for supporting current academic standards and to address specific priorities at individual school sites; and
  • While a single bond measure will not be able to address all needs in our Davis schools, it will start a first phase of improvements to address the most urgent updates needed in local classrooms and maintain high-quality education for all Davis students; and
  • Addressing urgent needs includes updating classrooms, science labs, innovation labs and facilities to meet current academic standards, enhancing campus safety and security systems, keeping schools clean, well-maintained and in good condition, updating classrooms for career technical education and workforce training programs, replacing aging plumbing and electrical systems, improving school access for students and staff members with disabilities, and performing essential safety repairs on classrooms and facilities; and
  • Upgrades are also needed to update classrooms and science labs for a well-rounded, 21st-century education and equip schools with the learning technology needed to attract and retain the best teachers and staff; and
  • Ensuring our local schools provide a high-quality education keeps our property values and community strong; and
  • Unlike the District’s parcel tax funds, which support the District’s educational programs and staffing, bond revenue is the primary means by which the District is able to keep its school buildings and classrooms in good repair, safe, designed and equipped to support changing educational standards, methods and approaches; and
  • This bond measure will benefit local schools and no funds can be taken away by the State or other school districts, and by law, no money can be used for administrator salaries or pensions; and
  • This bond measure requires strict fiscal accountability protections including mandatory annual audits and an independent citizens’ oversight committee comprised of local residents to ensure funds are managed and spent properly.

SECTION II: ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES

The provisions in this section are included in this proposition in order that the voters and taxpayers of the District may be assured that their money will be spent to address specific facilities needs of the District, all in compliance with the requirements of Article XIII A, section 1(b)(3) of the State Constitution, and the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (codified at Section 15264 et seq. of the California Education Code).

Evaluation of Needs. The Board of Education has evaluated the facilities needs of the District, and has identified projects to finance from a local bond measure at this time. The Board of Education hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List.

Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The Board of Education shall establish an independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee in accordance with Education Code sections 15278-15282 and applicable Board policy, to ensure bond proceeds are expended only for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. The committee shall be so empowered, or a new committee established, within sixty (60) days of the date when the Board of Education enters the results of the election in its official minutes.

Annual Performance Audit. The Board of Education shall conduct or cause to be conducted an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects described in the Bond Project List.

Annual Financial Audit. The Board of Education shall conduct or cause to be conducted an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects described in the Bond Project List.

Annual Report to Board. Upon approval of this measure and the sale of any bonds approved, the Board of Education shall take actions necessary to establish an account in which proceeds of the sale of bonds will be deposited. As long as any proceeds of the bonds remain unexpended, the Superintendent shall cause a report to be filed with the Board of Education no later than January 1 of each year, commencing on the first January 1 after bonds have been issued and proceeds spent, stating (1) the amount of bond proceeds received and expended in the past fiscal year, and (2) the status of any project funded or to be funded from bond proceeds. The report may be incorporated into the annual budget, annual financial report, or other appropriate routine report to the Board.

SECTION III: BOND PROJECT LIST

This Bond Project List, which is an integral part of this proposition, describes the specific projects the District proposes to finance with proceeds of the bonds.  All information contained within this “Section III: Bond Project List” comprises the list and description of permissible projects and expenses that may be paid from bond proceeds. 

In order to meet all identified facility needs, the District intends to complete projects using a combination of funding sources, including joint use, development impact fees, and state funding (if available).  In addition, the District will pursue state matching funds if and when they become available, and if received, they will be used for and mainly applied to projects on the Bond Project List or other high priority capital outlay expenditures as permitted in Education Code section 17070.63(c).  While no specific project is dependent on the receipt of state funding for completion, approval of this measure does not guarantee that all projects on this Bond Project List at all listed sites will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by this measure. The District’s proposal for the projects assumes the receipt of some state matching funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure. 

Specific projects to be funded by the bond measure include, without limitation, the following:

A. COMPLETE BASIC UPGRADES TO MEET CURRENT STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS

  • Update aging classrooms and educational facilities to meet current fire, seismic and safety codes;
  • Fix and/or replace deteriorating roofs;
  • Repaint school exteriors and interiors and refresh or replace trees and landscaping;
  • Resurface playgrounds and asphalt areas;
  • Remove or replace aging portable buildings and classrooms;
  • Replace and upgrade outdated and deteriorating utility lines for gas, sewer and water service, electrical mains and distribution and other energy efficient systems, controls and infrastructure; Replace and upgrade electrical, lighting, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems; and replace and upgrade air conditioning or other classroom cooling systems;
  • Acquire and install solar energy systems and equipment;
  • Repair and replace aging student restrooms, including gender neutral toilet modernization, reconfiguration, and additions;
  • Create ADA-compliant access and safe pedestrian paths of travel at schools;
  • Improve security at schools by providing wayfinding, signage, fire and classroom intrusion alarms, public address and emergency communication systems, video surveillance cameras and other security systems, safety locks on classroom doors, and exterior lighting for student safety;
  • Upgrade emergency communications and technology backup systems, signage and fencing;
  • Improve student safety and traffic circulation by upgrading or providing additional and/or reconfigured school drop-off areas, including new access roads for fire lane and/or MPR service; and upgrading or providing additional and/or reconfigured car or bicycle parking lots and bicycle racks and perimeter fencing;
  • Install or repair shade structures on school campuses and create sheltered and shaded eating and outdoor learning areas as needed; upgrade, install, or enhance outdoor learning environments including learning courts, small group areas, gardens, trees and amphitheaters;
  • Rebuild, equip and furnish school sites in the event of unforeseen emergency.

B. IMPROVE SCHOOLS TO MEET CURRENT ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO MODERN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

  • Provide updated classroom Audio/Visual technology for content delivery and presentation, which may include projectors and/or large format flat-screen monitors and sound and voice amplification systems;
  • Acquire and/or improve classroom technology, upgrade of backbone systems wireless access points, switches, and MDF/IDF data rooms with environmental controls;
  • Acquire computer hardware for student use in the classroom that is current and up-to-date;
  • Improve school site network infrastructure in order to enhance network-based content and curriculum delivery, which may include:
    • Upgrade and improve the routing and network aggregation capabilities for each site in order to support the larger numbers of concurrent network and internet connections.
    • Upgrade and improve the network access layer switching capabilities in order to support the larger numbers of devices on our school networks as well as supporting the higher speed requirements.
    • Upgrade and improve classroom wiring for both wired and wireless data communication.
    • Where necessary, upgrade and improve fiber network cabling between data wiring closets at the school sites.
  • Furnish classrooms and learning spaces with flexible furniture;
  • Build new or transform existing spaces to ensure functional kitchens, multi-use rooms and stages to meet District facility standards for elementary, junior high and senior high schools.

C. Provide dedicated space for science, math, engineering, arts/music instruction, support 21st century learning and address specific priorities at individual school sites

  • To accommodate 21st century learning methods, renovate, reconfigure, replace and/or repurpose or relocate existing classrooms, programs and buildings, including roofs, walls, windows, doors, floors, ceilings and paint;
  • Construct, furnish and equip flexible classrooms, learning studios, innovation centers, performance spaces, collaboration spaces and maker spaces for STEM, art, robotics, woodshop, technology, computer lab, broadcast media, music, drama and dance;
  • Renovate, repair and upgrade school libraries to accommodate modern technology; add, modernize, or reconfigure library innovation lab and/or learning center for student resource and counseling;
  • Construct and/or improve, furnish and equip middle and high school performing arts and music spaces and venues;
  • Renovate and upgrade multipurpose rooms, support spaces, play and eating areas, and trash enclosures;
  • Upgrade, install, construct, modernize, reconfigure, or relocate food service facilities, community centers, faculty/staff meetings spaces, workrooms, and parent/student support service areas, including related equipment and/or appliances;
  • Add, modernize, or reconfigure locker rooms, PE fitness classrooms, weight rooms, PE storage, and gymnasiums; install turf fields and improve track and athletic facilities; add, resurface, and/or restripe hardcourts; add or repair existing playfields, including related equipment; construct new field house building and aquatic center at high school.

Projects listed may be completed at any and all school sites and facilities where such project is determined by the Board to be necessary or required, and projects are authorized to be performed at each and all of the District’s schools and sites, including without limitation:

 

Elementary Schools

Birch Lane Elementary

North Davis Elementary

Cesar Chavez Elementary

Patwin Elementary

Fairfield Elementary

Pioneer Elementary

Fred T. Korematsu Elementary

Willett Elementary

Marguerite Montgomery Elementary

 

Junior High Schools

Da Vinci Academy Junior High

Frances Harper Junior High

Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High

Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High

High Schools

Davis Senior High

Da Vinci Charter Academy (Junior High and High School)

Martin Luther King Jr. High School

 

Alternative Schools or Other Support Facilities

Davis School for Independent Study

DJUSD Children’s Center

Davis Adult and Community Education

District Office, including Maintenance & Operations facilities

 

Listed projects, repairs, improvements, rehabilitation projects and upgrades will be completed only as needed, and the listing of projects does not imply a particular prioritization among such improvements. Projects may be done in phases, based on Board of Education priorities. Listed projects may be completed at any and all District schools, sites, properties (owned or leased) and education buildings where such project is determined necessary. Decisions regarding the scope, timing, prioritization or other facets of project implementation will be made solely by the Board of Education by subsequent action. Where terms such as “renovate,” “upgrade,” “repurpose” and “improve” are used in the Bond Project List, the Board of Education has the discretion to determine the best method for accomplishing the project’s objective. For any listed project involving renovation or modernization of a building or the major portion of a building, the District may proceed with new replacement construction instead (including any necessary demolition), if the District determines that replacement and new construction is more practical than renovation, considering the building’s age, condition, expected remaining life, comparative cost and other relevant factors. In addition, where feasible, projects may be completed in partnership with other agencies on a joint use basis using bond proceeds.  Property, buildings and equipment on the bond project list may be acquired through lease, sale, lease-purchase, lease-leaseback or other project delivery or acquisition methods determined appropriate by the Board.

Each project is assumed to include its share of costs of bond issuance, architectural, engineering, legal and similar planning costs, construction management, bond project staff and consultants, staff development and training expenses associated with learning construction techniques and approaches and new bond-funded equipment and systems, and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs. In addition to the projects listed above, the Bond Project List also includes payment of the costs of preparation of all facilities planning and project implementation studies, feasibility and assessment reviews, master planning, environmental studies, permit and inspection fees, temporary housing costs and relocation costs for dislocated programs, buildings, facilities or activities caused or necessitated by construction projects.

The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized and projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed. Necessary site preparation, grading or restoration may occur in connection with acquisition of property, new construction, modernization, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of modular classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, relocating fire access roads and acquiring any necessary easements, leases, licenses or rights of way to the property.

SECTION IV: ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

No Administrator Salaries. Proceeds from the sale of Bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities on the Bond Project List, including the furnishing and equipping of said school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for said school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

Single Purpose. All of the purposes enumerated in this proposition shall be united and voted upon as one single proposition, pursuant to Section 15100 of the California Education Code, and all the enumerated purposes shall constitute the specific single purpose of the bonds and proceeds of the bonds shall be spent only for such purpose.

Other Terms of the Bonds. The bonds may be issued and sold in several series, and in accordance with a financing plan determined by the Board of Education pursuant to requirements of law. When sold, the bonds shall bear interest at an annual rate not exceeding the statutory maximum and with a maximum term not exceeding the statutory maximum, provided that the average useful life of bonds sold will not exceed one hundred twenty percent (120%) of the average life of the projects being financed or as otherwise provided by federal tax law. Bond funds may be used to reimburse the District for Bond Project list expenditures incurred prior to the election and bond issuance, in accordance with federal tax law.

Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the financial information contained in this measure is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District, nor are the summary estimates, if any, provided in the Ballot Label. The actual tax rates, debt service and the years in which they will apply may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds. The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on need for construction funds and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessors in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

In preparing this information, the District obtained reasonable and informed projections of assessed property valuations that took into consideration projections of assessed property valuations made by the County Assessor, if any, in accordance with Education Code Section 15100(c).

EXHIBIT C

TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held within the boundaries of Davis Joint Unified School District ("School District") on November 6, 2018 to authorize the sale of up to $150,900,000 in bonds to finance facilities as described in the measure. If the bonds are approved, the School District expects to sell the bonds in multiple series. Principal and interest on the bonds will be payable from the proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property located within the School District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400 to 9404, inclusive, of the California Elections Code.

  1. The best estimate from official sources of the average annual tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election, a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction and other demonstrable factors, is estimated to be $0.0598 per $100 ($59.98 per $100,000) of assessed valuation. The final fiscal year in which the tax is anticipated to be collected is 2048-49.
  2. The best estimate from official sources of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, and an estimate of the year in which that rate will apply, based on assessed valuations available at the time of filing this statement, a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction and other demonstrable factors, is estimated to be $0.0600 per $100 ($60.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation first occurring in fiscal year 2023-24.
  3. The best estimate from official sources of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold is $317,927,072, which is a repayment ratio of debt service to principal of 2.11 to 1.

Voters should note that the estimated tax rate is based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on the Yolo County and Solano County (as applicable) official tax rolls, not on the property's market value. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills to determine their property's assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.

Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon the School District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the School District. The actual tax rates, debt service and the years in which they will apply may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds. The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the School District based on need for construction funds and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessors in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

 

Signed:         ___________________________

                   John Bowes, Superintendent

Dated:          June 14, 2018

Argument in Favor of Measure M

Vote YES on M to repair and update Davis classrooms, science labs and school facilities to support high quality education for local elementary, middle and high school students.

Many classrooms in Davis schools are over 50 years old and require improvements to ensure students learn in a safe and modern environment. Measure M will modernize outdated classrooms and labs to meet today’s standards for science, technology, engineering, arts and math instruction.

Measure M will complete needed repairs to keep our schools functioning efficiently and protect these community assets by replacing old plumbing, electrical, heating and ventilation systems.

Measure M will also make our schools safer for Davis students by enhancing earthquake safety and upgrading school security by adding fencing, cameras and access control to help prevent school intruders.

Yes on M upgrades Davis schools for continued student success by:

  • Updating classrooms, science labs, innovation labs and other facilities to meet current academic and safety standards
  • Modernizing science, technology, engineering, arts and math classrooms and labs
  • Keeping schools clean, well-maintained and in good condition
  • Updating classrooms for career technical education and workforce training
  • Replacing aging plumbing and electrical systems
  • Improving accessibility for students with disabilities
  • Upgrading school safety and security

Measure M Requires Strict Fiscal Accountability

  • Every penny must be spent to upgrade Davis schools
  • No funds can be taken away by the State
  • No funds can be spent on administrator salaries or benefits
  • A citizens’ oversight committee and annual audits will ensure funds are spent as promised

Our great Davis schools make our community a desirable place to live. Keeping our schools strong protects our strong local property values and excellent quality of life.

Please join Davis parents, teachers, businesses and community leaders and vote YES on M!

 /s/ Dianna Henrickson

Junior High Science Teacher, Lifelong Davis Resident

/s/ Dr. Karl Jandrey

Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Programs, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

/s/ Betsy A. Marchand

Yolo County Supervisor, Retired

/s/ Rick Stromberg

Retired Davis High teacher and coach

/s/ Mike Wyman 

Davis business owner and parent

 

Measure N - City of West Sacramento

RESOLUTION 18-44

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST SACRAMENTO CALLING A SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018, FOR THE PURPOSES OF APPROVING AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING A ONE-QUARTER PERCENT TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND INVESTMENTS IN INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AND OTHER GENERAL REVENUE PURPOSES;  REQUESTING THAT THE YOLO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CONSOLIDATE THE ELECTION  WITH THE STATEWIDE ELECTION; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO PREPARE A WRITTEN ARGUMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE TAX MEASURE; AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF THE MEASURE

 

WHEREAS, City general fund revenues are inadequate to address budgetary challenges affecting public safety and provide funding for investments in inclusive economic development and community improvements.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of West Sacramento hereby resolves, declares, determines and orders as follows:

Section 1.       The foregoing recitals are true and correct, and hereby incorporated

                        by reference. 

Section 2.       Pursuant to California Constitution Article XIII C, section 2 and Elections Code section 9222, the City Council of the City of West Sacramento submits to the qualified voters of the City, the West Sacramento General Services and Initiatives Tax Measure (the "Tax Measure"), which if approved, would adopt a general transactions and use tax, as authorized by Revenue and Taxation Code section 7285.9. This Tax Measure shall be designated by letter by the Yolo County Elections Department. Pursuant to Election Code section 10400, et seq., the election for this Tax Measure is hereby called and shall be considered with the regular election to be conducted on November 6, 2018.

Section 3.       The Tax Measure to be presented to the voters shall be as set forth below. This question requires the approval of a majority of qualified electors’ casting votes:

 

MEASURE "__":  To fund public safety and investments in inclusive economic development and community improvements, shall the City of West Sacramento enact a 1/4 percent transactions and use tax (sales tax) providing approximately $3.4 million annually on an ongoing basis for general revenue purposes?

 

 

Yes

 No

Section 4.       The ordinance authorizing the general tax to be approved by the voters pursuant to Sections 2 and 3 of this resolution is set forth in full in Exhibit A, attached hereto.

Section 5.       The City Clerk is authorized, instructed and directed to work with the Yolo County Registrar of Voters, as needed, in order to properly and lawfully conduct the election. The ballots to be used in the election shall be in the form and content as required by law. The Yolo County Registrar of Voters is authorized to canvass the return of the municipal election. In all Particulars not recited in this resolution, the election shall be held and conducted as provided by law for holding municipal elections.

Section 6.       The Board of Supervisors is requested to instruct its Registrar of Voters to provide such services as may be necessary for the holding of the consolidated election. The election shall be held in all respects as if there were only one election. The City of West Sacramento recognizes that the county will incur additional costs because of this consolidation and agrees to reimburse the county for those costs. The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to expend the necessary funds to pay for the City’s cost of placing the Tax Measure  on the election ballot.  Such services provided by the county may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Publication of notices calling the election
  • Publications of notices calling for ballot arguments
  • Provision of voter lists
  • Obtaining and staffing polling places
  • Provision and delivery of precinct supplies
  • Counting of ballots and certification of election
  • Other election activities authorized by law
  • All aspects of election not specified above may be agreed upon by the County Clerks and the City Manager

Section 7.      

a. Pursuant to California Elections Code section 9282, on behalf of the City Council, the Mayor is hereby authorized to prepare a written argument in favor of the proposed Tax Measure, not to exceed three hundred (300) words each. At the Mayor’s discretion, the arguments may also be signed by members of the City Council or a bona fide association of citizens, or by individual voters who are eligible to vote on the Tax Measure . In the event that an argument is filed against the Tax Measure, the Mayor is also authorized to prepare rebuttal argument(s) on behalf of the City Council, which may also be signed by members of the City Council or bona fide association of citizens, or by individual voters who are eligible to vote on the Measure.

 b. Pursuant to California Elections Code section 9280, the City Council hereby directs the City Clerk to transmit a certified copy of the Tax Measure to the City Attorney. The City Attorney shall prepare an impartial analysis of the Tax Measure not to exceed five hundred (500) words in length, showing the effect of the Tax Measure on the existing law and the operation of the Tax Measure, and transmit the impartial analyses to the Yolo County Registrar of Voters.

 c. Pursuant to California Election Code section 9285, when the City Clerk has selected the arguments for and against the Tax Measure, which will be printed and distributed to the voters, the City Clerk is directed to send copies of the arguments in favor of the Tax Measure to the authors of the arguments against, and copies of the arguments against to the authors of the arguments in favor.

Section 8.       The City Clerk is directed to file certified copies of this resolution with the Board of Supervisors and the Registrar of Voters of the County of Yolo, together with the attached ballot measure.

Section 9.       The jurisdictional boundaries of the City of West Sacramento have not changed since the last General Municipal Election.

Section 10.     This resolution shall become effective immediately upon its passage and adoption.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED this 9th day of July, 2018, by the following vote:

AYES: Johanneseen, Orozco, Sandeen, Cabaldon

NOES:

ABSENT: Ledesma

____________________________

                                                                            Christopher L. Cabaldon, Mayor         

ATTEST:

____________________________

Kryss Rankin, City Clerk                   

 

ORDINANCE 18-12

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST SACRAMENTO IMPOSING A TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION

      Section 1.     TITLE.  This ordinance shall be known as the West Sacramento Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance.  The City of West Sacramento hereinafter shall be called "City."  This ordinance shall be applicable in the incorporated territory of the City.

      Section 2.     OPERATIVE DATE.  "Operative Date" means the first day of the first calendar quarter commencing more than 110 days after the adoption of this ordinance, the date of such adoption being as set forth below.

      Section 3.     PURPOSE.  This ordinance is adopted to achieve the following, among other purposes, and directs that the provisions hereof be interpreted in order to accomplish those purposes:

 A.To impose a retail transactions and use tax in accordance with the provisions of Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code and Section 7285.9 of Part 1.7 of Division 2 which authorizes the City to adopt this tax ordinance which shall be operative if a majority of the electors voting on the measure vote to approve the imposition of the tax at an election called for that purpose.

 B. To adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance that incorporates provisions identical to those of the Sales and Use Tax Law of the State of California insofar as those provisions are not inconsistent with the requirements and limitations contained in Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

 C. To adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance that imposes a tax and provides a measure therefore that can be administered and collected by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration in a manner that adapts itself as fully as practicable to, and requires the least possible deviation from, the existing statutory and administrative procedures followed by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration in administering and collecting the California State Sales and Use Taxes.

 D. To adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance that can be administered in a manner that will be, to the greatest degree possible, consistent with the provisions of Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, minimize the cost of collecting the transactions and use taxes, and at the same time, minimize the burden of record keeping upon persons subject to taxation under the provisions of this ordinance.

      Section 4.     CONTRACT WITH STATE.  Prior to the operative date, the City shall contract with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to perform all functions incident to the administration and operation of this transactions and use tax ordinance; provided, that if the City shall not have contracted with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration prior to the operative date, it shall nevertheless so contract and in such a case the operative date shall be the first day of the first calendar quarter following the execution of such a contract.

      Section 5.     TRANSACTIONS TAX RATE.  For the privilege of selling tangible personal property at retail, a tax is hereby imposed upon all retailers in the incorporated territory of the City at the rate of 0.25% of the gross receipts of any retailer from the sale of all tangible personal property sold at retail in said territory on and after the operative date of this ordinance.

      Section 6.     PLACE OF SALE.  For the purposes of this ordinance, all retail sales are consummated at the place of business of the retailer unless the tangible personal property sold is delivered by the retailer or his agent to an out-of-state destination or to a common carrier for delivery to an out-of-state destination.  The gross receipts from such sales shall include delivery charges, when such charges are subject to the state sales and use tax, regardless of the place to which delivery is made.  In the event a retailer has no permanent place of business in the State or has more than one place of business, the place or places at which the retail sales are consummated shall be determined under rules and regulations to be prescribed and adopted by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

      Section 7.     USE TAX RATE.  An excise tax is hereby imposed on the storage, use or other consumption in the City of tangible personal property purchased from any retailer on and after the operative date of this ordinance for storage, use or other consumption in said territory at the rate of 0.25% of the sales price of the property.  The sales price shall include delivery charges when such charges are subject to state sales or use tax regardless of the place to which delivery is made.

      Section 8.     ADOPTION OF PROVISIONS OF STATE LAW.  Except as otherwise provided in this ordinance and except insofar as they are inconsistent with the provisions of Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, all of the provisions of Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code are hereby adopted and made a part of this ordinance as though fully set forth herein.

      Section 9.     LIMITATIONS ON ADOPTION OF STATE LAW AND COLLECTION OF USE TAXES.  In adopting the provisions of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code:

 A. Wherever the State of California is named or referred to as the taxing agency, the name of this City shall be substituted therefor.  However, the substitution shall not be made when:

 

  1. The word "State" is used as a part of the title of the State Controller, State Treasurer, State Treasury, or the Constitution of the State of California;

 

  1. The result of that substitution would require action to be taken by or against this City or any agency, officer, or employee thereof rather than by or against the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, in performing the functions incident to the administration or operation of this Ordinance.

 

  1. In those sections, including, but not necessarily limited to sections referring to the exterior boundaries of the State of California, where the result of the substitution would be to:

a. Provide an exemption from this tax with respect to certain sales, storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property which would not otherwise be exempt from this tax while such sales, storage, use or other consumption remain subject to tax by the State under the provisions of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, or;

 b. Impose this tax with respect to certain sales, storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property which would not be subject to tax by the state under the said provision of that code.

 

  1. In Sections 6701, 6702 (except in the last sentence thereof), 6711, 6715, 6737, 6797 or 6828 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

 B. The word "City" shall be substituted for the word "State" in the phrase "retailer engaged in business in this State" in Section 6203 and in the definition of that phrase in Section 6203.

      Section 10.   PERMIT NOT REQUIRED.  If a seller's permit has been issued to a retailer under Section 6067 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, an additional transactor's permit shall not be required by this ordinance.

      Section 11.   EXEMPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS. 

A. There shall be excluded from the measure of the transactions tax and the use tax the amount of any sales tax or use tax imposed by the State of California or by any city, city and county, or county pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law or the amount of any state-administered transactions or use tax.

 B. There are exempted from the computation of the amount of transactions tax the gross receipts from:

  1. Sales of tangible personal property, other than fuel or petroleum products, to operators of aircraft to be used or consumed principally outside the county in which the sale is made and directly and exclusively in the use of such aircraft as common carriers of persons or property under the authority of the laws of this State, the United States, or any foreign government.

 

  1. Sales of property to be used outside the City which is shipped to a point outside the City, pursuant to the contract of sale, by delivery to such point by the retailer or his agent, or by delivery by the retailer to a carrier for shipment to a consignee at such point.  For the purposes of this paragraph, delivery to a point outside the City shall be satisfied:

 a. With respect to vehicles (other than commercial vehicles) subject to registration pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 4000) of Division 3 of the Vehicle Code, aircraft licensed in compliance with Section 21411 of the Public Utilities Code, and undocumented vessels registered under Division 3.5 (commencing with Section 9840) of the Vehicle Code by registration to an out-of-City address and by a declaration under penalty of perjury, signed by the buyer, stating that such address is, in fact, his or her principal place of residence; and

 b. With respect to commercial vehicles, by registration to a place of business out-of-City and declaration under penalty of perjury, signed by the buyer, that the vehicle will be operated from that address.

 

  1. The sale of tangible personal property if the seller is obligated to furnish the property for a fixed price pursuant to a contract entered into prior to the operative date of this ordinance.

 

  1. A lease of tangible personal property which is a continuing sale of such property, for any period of time for which the lessor is obligated to lease the property for an amount fixed by the lease prior to the operative date of this ordinance.

 

  1. For the purposes of subparagraphs (3) and (4) of this section, the sale or lease of tangible personal property shall be deemed not to be obligated pursuant to a contract or lease for any period of time for which any party to the contract or lease has the unconditional right to terminate the contract or lease upon notice, whether or not such right is exercised.

 C. There are exempted from the use tax imposed by this ordinance, the storage, use or other consumption in this City of tangible personal property:

 

  1. The gross receipts from the sale of which have been subject to a transactions tax under any state-administered transactions and use tax ordinance.
  2. Other than fuel or petroleum products purchased by operators of aircraft and used or consumed by such operators directly and exclusively in the use of such aircraft as common carriers of persons or property for hire or compensation under a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued pursuant to the laws of this State, the United States, or any foreign government.  This exemption is in addition to the exemptions provided in Sections 6366 and 6366.1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code of the State of California.
  3.    If the purchaser is obligated to purchase the property for a fixed price pursuant to a contract entered into prior to the operative date of this ordinance.
  4. If the possession of, or the exercise of any right or power over, the tangible personal property arises under a lease which is a continuing purchase of such property for any period of time for which the lessee is obligated to lease the property for an amount fixed by a lease prior to the operative date of this ordinance.
  5. For the purposes of subparagraphs (3) and (4) of this section, storage, use, or other consumption, or possession of, or exercise of any right or power over, tangible personal property shall be deemed not to be obligated pursuant to a contract or lease for any period of time for which any party to the contract or lease has the unconditional right to terminate the contract or lease upon notice, whether or not such right is exercised.
  6. Except as provided in subparagraph (7), a retailer engaged in business in the City shall not be required to collect use tax from the purchaser of tangible personal property, unless the retailer ships or delivers the property into the City or participates within the City in making the sale of the property, including, but not limited to, soliciting or receiving the order, either directly or indirectly, at a place of business of the retailer in the City or through any representative, agent, canvasser, solicitor, subsidiary, or person in the City under the authority of the retailer.
  7. "A retailer engaged in business in the City" shall also include any retailer of any of the following:  vehicles subject to registration pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 4000) of Division 3 of the Vehicle Code, aircraft licensed in compliance with Section 21411 of the Public Utilities Code, or undocumented vessels registered under Division 3.5 (commencing with Section 9840) of the Vehicle Code.  That retailer shall be required to collect use tax from any purchaser who registers or licenses the vehicle, vessel, or aircraft at an address in the City.

D. Any person subject to use tax under this ordinance may credit against that tax any transactions tax or reimbursement for transactions tax paid to a district imposing, or retailer liable for a transactions tax pursuant to Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code with respect to the sale to the person of the property the storage, use or other consumption of which is subject to the use tax.

      Section 12.   AMENDMENTS.     All amendments subsequent to the effective date of this ordinance to Part 1 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code relating to sales and use taxes and which are not inconsistent with Part 1.6 and Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and all amendments to Part 1.6 and Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, shall automatically become a part of this ordinance, provided however, that no such amendment shall operate so as to affect the rate of tax imposed by this ordinance.

      Section 13.   ENJOINING COLLECTION FORBIDDEN. No injunction or writ of mandate or other legal or equitable process shall issue in any suit, action or proceeding in any court against the State or the City, or against any officer of the State or the City, to prevent or enjoin the collection under this ordinance, or Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, of any tax or any amount of tax required to be collected.

      Section 14.   SEVERABILITY.      If any provision of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

      Section 15.   EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance relates to the levying and collecting of the City transactions and use taxes and shall take effect immediately.

      Section 16.   TERMINATION DATE.       The tax imposed by this ordinance shall continue to be levied until this ordinance is repealed by the City of West Sacramento.

      PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of West Sacramento, State of California, on July 9, 2018, by the following vote:

 

AYES: Johannessen, Orozco, Sandeen, Cabaldon

NOES:

ABSENT: Ledesma

ABSTAIN:

 

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                    Christopher L. Cabaldon, Mayor

 

ATTEST:                                                                     APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Kryss Rankin, City Clerk                                              Jeffrey Mitchell, City Attorney

CODIFY                   UNCODIFY ___X__

 

Argument in Favor of Measure N

Measure N makes sure that West Sacramento can recruit the finest police officers to keep our community safe, secure, and strong. And it helps makes sure all boats rise as West Sacramento moves forward, by making small investments in inclusive economic development and community improvements in neighborhoods throughout the city.

As recently reported in the Sacramento Bee (“The pension nightmare for California’s cities is getting scarier”), all cities are experiencing skyrocketing mandated costs that are outpacing revenues thanks to inaccurate forecasts by CalPERS. By a lot. This is a statewide challenge, which is why Roseville is raising its sales tax by a half-cent and Sacramento by a full cent. Because West Sacramento has an A+ credit rating and a prudent, balanced budget, we can address the challenge with just a quarter-cent.  But without this quarter-cent, we’ll lose the competition for well-trained police officers who are highly skilled in community-oriented policing, and other basic city services will be threatened.

West Sacramento is served by an outstanding police department with excellent, dedicated officers who have earned deep community trust and support, leading to declining crime rates. We can’t afford to risk losing what we’ve built together.

Measure N will also support small investments and match requirements for grants to keep our city affordable and improve infrastructure and amenities in neighborhoods. As rents and prices in the Sacramento region rise increasingly out of reach of middle-class residents, Measure N gives West Sacramento a critical tool to keep families and neighborhoods whole and preserve our economic diversity.

Most West Sacramento sales tax revenue is paid by nonresidents. That’s because a majority of our local sales are from regional retailers and commercial business-to-business transactions, so outsiders pay a greater portion than residents.

Please support this prudent investment in West Sacramento’s safety and inclusive future by voting YES on Measure N. 

/s/ Christopher Cabaldon

Mayor of West Sacramento

/s/ Chris Ledesma

Vice Mayor of West Sacramento

/s/ Quirina Orozco

West Sacramento City Councilmember

/s/ Nick Barreiro

Vice President, West Sacramento Police Officer’s Association

Measure O - Woodland Joint Unified School District

RESOLUTION NO. 1-19

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE WOODLAND JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ORDERING A SCHOOL BOND ELECTION, AND AUTHORIZING NECESSARY ACTIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of the Woodland Joint Unified School District (the “District”), within Yolo County, California (“Yolo County”), and partially in within Sutter County (“Sutter County” and, with Yolo County, the “Counties”), is authorized to order elections within the District and to designate the specifications thereof, pursuant to sections 5304 and 5322 of the California Education Code (the “Education Code”);

WHEREAS, the Board is specifically authorized to order elections for the purpose of submitting to the electors the question of whether bonds of the District shall be issued and sold for the purpose of raising money for the purposes hereinafter specified, pursuant to section 15100 et seq. of the California Education Code;

WHEREAS, pursuant to section 18 of Article XVI and section 1 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution, and section 15266 of the California Education Code, school districts may seek approval of general obligation bonds and levy an ad valorem tax to repay those bonds upon a 55% vote of those voting on a proposition for the purpose, provided certain accountability measures are included in the proposition;

WHEREAS, such a bond election must be conducted concurrent with a statewide primary election, general election or special election, or at a regularly scheduled local election, as required by section 15266 of the California Education Code;

WHEREAS, on November 6, 2018, a general election is scheduled to occur throughout the District;

WHEREAS, pursuant to section 15270 California Education Code, based upon a projection of assessed property valuation, the Board has determined that, if approved by voters, the tax rate levied to meet the debt service requirements of the bonds proposed to be issued will not exceed the legal limit of $60 per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation of taxable property;

WHEREAS, section 9400 et seq. of the California Elections Code requires that a tax rate statement be contained in all official materials, including any ballot pamphlet prepared, sponsored or distributed by the District, relating to the election; and

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved, determined and ordered by the Board of Trustees of the Woodland Joint Unified School District as follows:

Section 1. Specifications of Election Order. Pursuant to sections 5304, 5322, 15100 et seq., and section 15266 of the California Education Code, an election shall be held within the boundaries of the District on November 6, 2018, for the purpose of submitting to the registered voters of the District the following proposition:

 

BOND AUTHORIZATION

By approval of this proposition by at least 55% of the registered voters voting on the proposition, the District shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $20,200,000 in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List attached hereto as Exhibit A, subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified below. Bonds will be issued in one or more series.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY SAFEGUARDS

The provisions in this section are specifically included in this proposition in order that the voters and taxpayers of the District may be assured that their money will be spent to address the specific facilities needs of the District, in compliance with the requirements of Article XIII A, section 1(b)(3) of the State Constitution, and the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (codified at section 15264 et seq. of the California Education Code).

Evaluation of Needs. The Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, health, information technology and other needs in developing the Bond Project List contained in Exhibit A.

Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The Board shall establish an independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (section 15278 et seq. of the California Education Code), to ensure bond proceeds are expended only for the school facilities projects listed in Exhibit A. The committee shall be established within 60 days of the date when the results of the election appear in the minutes of the Board.

Annual Performance Audits. The Board shall cause an annual, independent performance audit to be conducted to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed in Exhibit A.

Annual Financial Audits. The Board shall cause an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds to be conducted until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects listed in Exhibit A.

 

BOND PROJECT LIST

The Bond Project List attached to this resolution as Exhibit A shall be considered a part of the ballot proposition, and shall be reproduced in any official document required to contain the full statement of the bond proposition.

The Bond Project List, which is an integral part of this proposition, lists the specific projects the District proposes to finance with proceeds of the Bonds. Each project is assumed to include its share of costs of the election and bond issuance, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, construction management, and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded, and projects are completed.

 

FURTHER SPECIFICATIONS

No Administrator Salaries. Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses.

Single Purpose. All of the purposes enumerated in this proposition shall be united and voted upon as one single proposition, pursuant to section 15100 of the California Education Code, and all the purposes shall constitute the specific single purpose of the bonds, and proceeds of the bonds shall be spent only for such purpose, pursuant to section 53410 of the California Government Code.

Section 2. Brief Statement of Proposition. Pursuant to section 13247 of the California Elections Code and section 15122 of the California Education Code, the Board hereby directs the Registrar of Voters to use the following abbreviation of the bond proposition on the ballot:

“To finance installation of a comprehensive HVAC system at Woodland High School and construction of a new practice gymnasium at Pioneer High School, shall the Woodland Joint Unified School District issue $20,200,000 of bonds with an estimated $4,448,000 in taxes raised annually on average for five years at average projected tax rates of 5.28 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, with citizen oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrator salaries, with all funds staying local?”

Section 3. Voter Pamphlets. The Registrar of Voters of Yolo County is hereby requested to reprint Section 1 hereof (including Exhibit A hereto) in its entirety in the voter information pamphlets to be distributed to voters pursuant to section 13307 of the California Elections Code. In the event Section 1 is not reprinted in the voter information pamphlets in its entirety, the Registrar of Voters of Yolo County is hereby requested to print, immediately below the impartial analysis of the bond proposition, in no less than 10-point boldface type, a legend substantially as follows:

“The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure O. If you desire a copy of the measure, please call the Yolo County Registrar of Voters at (530) 694-2281 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you.”

The Registrar of Voters of Sutter County is hereby requested to reprint Section 1 hereof (including Exhibit A hereto) in its entirety in the voter information pamphlets to be distributed to voters pursuant to section 13307 of the California Elections Code. In the event Section 1 is not reprinted in the voter information pamphlets in its entirety, the Registrar of Voters of Sutter County is hereby requested to print, immediately below the impartial analysis of the bond proposition, in no less than 10-point boldface type, a legend substantially as follows:

“The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure O. If you desire a copy of the measure, please call the Sutter County Registrar of Voters at (530) 822-7122and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you.”

Section 4. Required Vote. Pursuant to section 18 of Article XVI and section 1 of Article XIII A of the State Constitution, the above proposition shall become effective upon the affirmative vote of at least 55% of those voters voting on the proposition.

Section 5. State Matching Funds. In addition to the amount of Bonds issued, it is the Board’s intention to seek State funding, in the event and to the extent it is available.

Section 6. Request to County Officers to Conduct Election. The Registrars of Voters of the Counties is hereby requested, pursuant to section 5322 of the California Education Code, to take all steps to call and hold the election in accordance with law and these specifications.

Section 7. Consolidation Requirement; Canvass.

(a) Pursuant to section 15266(a) of the California Education Code, the election shall be consolidated with the general election on November 6, 2018.

(b) The Board of Supervisors of Yolo County is authorized and requested to canvass the returns of the election, pursuant to section 10411 of the California Elections Code.

Section 8. Delivery of Order of Election to County Officers. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to deliver, no later than August 10, 2018, one copy of this Resolution to the Yolo County Superintendent of Schools and the Registrars of Voters of the Counties together with the Tax Rate Statement (attached hereto as Exhibit B), completed and signed by the Superintendent, and shall file a copy of this Resolution with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Yolo County.

Section 9. Ballot Arguments. The members of the Board are hereby authorized, but not directed, to prepare and file with the Registrars of Voters of the Counties a ballot argument in favor of the proposition contained in Section 1 hereof, within the time established by the Registrars of Voters of the Counties.

Section 10. Further Authorization. The members of this Board, the Superintendent, and all other officers of the District are hereby authorized and directed, individually and collectively, to do any and all things that they deem necessary or advisable in order to effectuate the purposes of this resolution.

Section 11. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect upon its adoption.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this 12th day of July, 2018, by the following vote:

AYES:  Trustees Pyeatt, Zendejas, Tafoya, Childers, Decker, Guerrero, and Rosenkilde-Bayne    

NAYS:           

ABSTAIN:     

ABSENT:       

 

APPROVED:

                                                                       

President of the Board of Trustees of the

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Attest:

                                                                       

Clerk of the Board of Trustees of the

Woodland Joint Unified School District

 

CLERK’S CERTIFICATE

I, Clerk of the Board of Trustees of the Woodland Joint Unified School District, of Yolo County, California, hereby certify as follows:

 

The attached is a full, true and correct copy of a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the District duly and regularly held at the regular meeting place thereof on July 12, 2018, and entered in the minutes thereof, of which meeting all of the members of the Board of Trustees had due notice and at which a quorum thereof was present. The resolution was adopted by the following vote:

 

AYES: Trustees Pyeatt, Zendejas, Tafoya, Childers, Decker, Guerrero, and Rosenkilde-Bayne

NOES:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT:

 

At least 24 hours before the time of said meeting, a written notice and agenda of the meeting was mailed and received by or personally delivered to each member of the Board of Trustees not having waived notice thereof, and to each local newspaper of general circulation, radio, and television station requesting such notice in writing, and was posted in a location freely accessible to members of the public, and a brief description of the resolution appeared on said agenda.

 

I have carefully compared the same with the original minutes of the meeting on file and of record in my office. The resolution has not been amended, modified or rescinded since the date of its adoption, and the same is now in full force and effect.

 

WITNESS my hand this 12th day of July, 2018.

                                                                       

Clerk of the Board of Trustees

Woodland Joint Unified School District

EXHIBIT A

WOODLAND JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOND PROJECT LIST

Projects to be funded by the bon

d measure include: 

  • Installation of a comprehensive HVAC system at Woodland High School
  • Construction of a new practice gymnasium at Pioneer High School

The listed projects will be completed as needed. Each project is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, program management, staff training expenses and a customary contingency, and escalation for unforeseen design and construction costs. In addition to the listed projects stated above, the Project List also includes the acquisition of a variety of maintenance and operational equipment, including the payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, facility studies, assessment reviews, environmental studies (including environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring), design and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by bond projects.

The budget for each project is an estimation and may be affected by factors beyond the District’s control. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded and projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed. Demolition of existing facilities and reconstruction of facilities scheduled for repair and upgrade may occur, if the Board determines that such an approach would be more cost-effective in creating enhanced and operationally efficient campuses. Necessary site preparation/restoration and landscaping, may occur in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, redirecting fire access, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property.

EXHIBIT B

 

TAX RATE STATEMENT

An election will be held in the Woodland Joint Unified School District (the “District”) on November 6, 2018, to authorize the sale of up to $20,200,000 in bonds of the District for the specific school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List established by the District, as described in the proposition. If the bonds are authorized and a State bonding capacity waiver is received, the District expects to sell the bonds in two or more series. Principal and interest on the bonds will be payable from the proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the Elections Code of the State of California.

 

  1. The best estimate from official sources of the average annual tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund that bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors is 5.28 cents per $100 of assessed valuation ($52.80 per $100,000 of assessed valuation) of all property to be taxed. The best estimate of the final fiscal year in which the tax is anticipated to be collected is 2023-24.

 

  1. The best estimate from official sources of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund that bond issue, and an estimate of the year in which that rate will apply, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors is 5.282 cents per $100 of assessed valuation ($52.82 per $100,000 of assessed valuation) of all property to be taxed. The best estimate of the year in which the highest tax rate will apply is anticipated to be 2019-20.

 

  1. The best estimate from official sources of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold is $22,239,492.

Voters should note that such estimated tax rates are specific to the repayment of bonds issued under this authorization and are and will be in addition to tax rates levied in connection with other bond authorizations approved or to be approved by the District or any other overlapping public agency.

Voters should note that estimated tax rate is based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on Yolo County’s official tax rolls, not on the property’s market value. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills to determine their property’s assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.

Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon the District’s projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds. The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on need for construction funds and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the Yolo County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

 

Dated: July 12, 2018.

                                                                                               

Superintendent

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Argument in Favor of Measure O

Vote Yes on Measure O! Building for the Future!
Public schools are essential to our community. Most of us know a child who attends or an adult who works in Woodland Public Schools. We are committed to doing everything pos-sible to support quality education for current and future students within a healthy and safe learning environment. Measure O is a prudent, responsible plan to address two vital fa-cility improvement projects at our high schools.

Vital Facility Upgrades to Support Student Learning
• Woodland High School (WHS) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system ($15.5M)
• Pioneer High School (PHS) 2nd gymnasium ($4.1M)

Measure O Makes Sense Now!
• There is no other source for project funding.
• The longer we wait, the higher the cost!

Why We Need This Bond!
• WHS HVAC:

• Was installed during school site construction in 1969.

• Failing electrical parts are becoming increasingly expensive.
• Is essential for ventilation because most classrooms lack windows.

• PHS Gymnasium:

• Was originally planned for the 2002 school site construction.
• Is necessary for safe and effective Physical Education (PE) instruction--will elimi-nate over-crowding.
• Allows PE class participation for all students regardless of weather conditions.
• Provides sufficient practice facilities for student athletes and school activities.

Measure O Guarantees:
• Fiscally conservative financing.

• Five-year repayment cost of $52/year for every $100,000 of assessed property value.

• District transparency and spending accountability.

• By law, bond funds CANNOT be used for school district salaries.
• By law, 100% of bond funds must support ONLY the HVAC and gym projects.
• Annual audits are REQUIRED and must be made public.
• No change orders are allowed, so construction costs are set during the bid process.

• Citizen oversight committee will oversee finances from the initial bid process through project completion.

Please join us and Vote Yes on Measure O! Building for the future together!

/s/ Marlin "Skip" Davies

Woodland City Council and Retired Educator

/s/ Lori Ross

Executive Director, Woodland United Way

/s/ Jesse Ortiz

Yolo County Superintendent of Schools

/s/ Gary Sandy

Community College Trustee

/s/ Ali Khadim

Local Business Owner

Rebuttal to the Argument in Favor of Measure O 


Measure O - Proponents’ Claims Unsupported.


FACT: HVAC and Gym are NOT “top priority.” Projects
chosen by trustees during board meeting to:

1. Make an offer the public “cannot refuse
2. Provide an accomplishment to support board’s re-election campaigns in 2020


FACT: PHS 2nd Gym was unfunded project from 1999’s bond. In 2018, locals opposed new bond without gym. Board included it. Requested principal write justification letter. Now claimed a “safety issue.”


FACT: District claims asking for “what we need.” Bond amount is $509,360 above project estimates. No explanation of where that extra money will be spent.

Measure O - Not Fiscally Responsible.


FACT: Board downplayed project estimates preferring to
“negotiate price when we get the money.”


FACT: 54% of the HVAC estimate ($8,469,641) represents “unknown” (potential) costs and identified duplications.


Unknowns” increase to 80% ($12,469,641 of total project estimated $15,565,640) by adding unexplained $4,000,000 “Power Upgrade,” at nearly double the cost of all HVAC equipment and piping combined.


FACT: 49% of PHS (“bare-bones”) 2nd Gym estimate is for “unknown” (potential) costs.

FACT: Larger estimated “unknowns” increase risk leading to larger contractor bids, eliminating potential savings.

Measure O - Offers No “Guarantees.” Proponents Offer “Deception.”

FACT: School board chooses Citizen Oversight Committee members and defines rules. No guarantees exist, anywhere, ensuring committee involvement during planning or bidding.


FACT: “No change orders allowed” is unsupported by WJUSD Resolution and State Law.


FACT: Other funding? WJUSD Annual State funding increased $25,000,000+. District could pay cash!


VOTE FOR FACTS, NOT HYPE!!


/s/ Douglas Reed

Citizen

/s/ Timothy Blank

Citizen

/s/ Maria Isabel Isherwood

Citizen

/s/ John A. Hoover

Citizen

Argument Against Measure O

Measure O asks voters to approve a $20 million bond to fund a new secondary gym at Pioneer High ($4,500,000) and replace heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems at Woodland High ($15,500,000).

 We are a group of local business, and other concerned citizens who support our community, schools, students and taxpayers. We do not question the need for the two project, however we do have concerns with the costs.

FACT: The new heating/air conditioning system at Woodland High is projected to cost $15,500,000, including “soft costs” of $3.5 million, “contingencies” estimated at @2.3 million, a “power upgrade” of $4 million and general contractor “mark-ups” of $1.4 million. Voters need to research meanings of the terms in quotation marks.

FACT: Local contractors estimates of HVAC costs are one half the proposed amount.

FACT: We still owe approximately $30 million on the last school bond.

FACT: Woodland Joint Unified has an annual operating budget of $108,000,000. Could some of these funds be used to cover part of the cost of these projects?

Our group has attended many school board meetings and met with school board staff and we gained the following assurances:

(a) Staff promised that if the projects are completed under budget, the remaining bonds will not be sold. With this promise and a strong oversight committee in place to monitor soft costs and contingencies, we believe we have a strong safety net for these projects.

(b) The school board now realizes that smaller bonds paid back over a shorter period will save the community millions!

We believe the school board has heard what the community has suggested and now it is the voters’ responsibility to educate themselves, evaluate the cost/benefit ratio of these two projects and vote accordingly.

/s/ Mark Mezger

Citizen

/s/ Jess Powell

Citizen

/s/ Bert Brooks

Citizen

/s/ Wanda V. Freeman

Citizen

/s/ John A. Hoover

Citizen

Rebuttal to the Argument Against Measure O

Measure O is the result of our school district responding to our community, through the crafting of a small revenue bond that funds solutions for two of our highest need projects, while acknowledging voter concerns about project costs and accountability.


Why Bond Funds and Not Annual Budget Funds?
• 79% of the budget goes to salaries and benefits, leaving $22.7 million to maintain 17 separate school sites AND pay for operating expenses and supplies.
• When school funding was cut over the past few decades, cuts were made “as far from the kids as possible.” In Woodland this meant maintenance was deferred to avoid cutting music or athletics. The annual budget cannot cover regular operating costs AND also accomplish multi-million dollar deferred maintenance tasks.


Why Does the HVAC at Woodland Cost So Much?
• $15.5 million is based on an architect’s estimate so the district can ensure they have funds IF NEEDED. Actual costs will be determined when official bids are solicited from approved vendors. Bonds will be sold to cover ONLY these costs.
• The system MAY cost a lot less than estimated. Fewer bonds sold means lower cost for taxpayers.
• WHS’ HVAC is already 15+ years past life expectancy—we can’t wait another 10 years to repay the Pioneer bond before addressing this issue!


We all agree that schools are a vital part of our community. Measure O was crafted to protect taxpayers from paying more money than is absolutely necessary, while still benefitting our students. Please see www.yeswoodland.com for more information.

/s/ Carol Souza Cole

Community Member

/s/ Garth Lewis

Yolo County Superintendent - Elect

/s/ Evelia Genera

Retired Educator

/s/ Meg Stallard

Woodland School Board, 1991-2003

/s/ Cirenio Rodriguez

Educator

Measure P - Winters Joint Unified School District

2018-19

RESOLUTION NO. 1071-18

 

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN ELECTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE DISTRICT AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD November 6, 2018

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WHEREAS, the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Winters Joint Unified School District (the “District”), within the Counties of Yolo and Solano, California (the “Counties”), is authorized to order elections within the District for the purpose of considering, inter alia, bond measures to meet the ongoing capital improvement needs of the District, pursuant to the Constitution of the State of California (the “State”) and the Education Code of the State (the “Education Code”); and

WHEREAS, Section 18 of Article XVI and Section 1 of Article XIII A of the Constitution of the State and Section 15266 et seq. of the Education Code (collectively, “Prop 39”) provide for a methodology by which the District may call for an election and, upon approval by 55% or more of the qualified voters voting on the bond measure, issue its general obligation bonds and cause each of the Counties to levy an ad valorem property tax to pay debt service on said bonds; and

WHEREAS, this Board has determined it to be in the best interests of the District to call such an election under Prop 39, as further described herein; and

WHEREAS, this Board has determined that the election to be conducted on November 6, 2018 (the “Election Date”) meets the consolidation requirements of the Education Code and any County or local measure or election may be consolidated with the Statewide general election then pending; and

WHEREAS, the Board wishes to specify the manner in which the District shall call a bond election on the Election Date and to demonstrate compliance with related requirements of the Constitution, the Education Code and the Elections Code of the State;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it hereby resolved, determined and ordered by the Board of Trustees of the Winters Joint Unified School District as follows:

Section 1.                Recitals.  All of the foregoing recitals are true.

Section 2.                Determination to Proceed under Prop 39.  The provisions of Prop 39 shall control the administration of the election to consider the bond proposition of the District (the “Bond Proposition”), such that a favorable vote of no less than 55% of the qualified voters voting at the election shall constitute approval thereof, and the Board of Trustees of the District (the “Board”) hereby declares its intention to meet the pertinent requirements of Prop 39.

Section 3.                Bond Proposition.  This Board does hereby order and request that the Yolo County Elections Department (the “Elections Department”) and the Solano County Registrar of Voters (the “Registrar”) each call an election (in the performance of his or her duties and in the exercise of his or her power, alone, or with the assistance of such other officers of the County as they may request) to consider the proposition attached hereto as Exhibit A on November 6, 2018 (the “Bond Measure”), which constitutes the election order prescribed under California Education Code Section 15122 and Elections Code 13247.

The Elections Department and the Registrar are each hereby requested to reprint Exhibit A in its entirety in the voter information pamphlet to be distributed to voters pursuant to Section 13307 of the Elections Code.  As required under Elections Code Section 13247, the abbreviated form of the Bond Measure to appear on the ballot selected by the Superintendent is attached hereto as Exhibit B.  Pursuant to Section 18, Article XVI and Section 1, Article XIII A of the Constitution of the State, the foregoing Bond Measure shall become effective upon the favorable vote of no less than 55% of those qualified voters voting on the proposition.

Section 4.                Consolidation of Bond Election; Services of the Counties.  Pursuant to Section 1258 of the Education Code, the Superintendent of the District is hereby authorized to contract with the Elections Department and the Registrar, who are each hereby requested and authorized to perform such duties as may be required by law, necessary or useful, or customary and appropriate in the conduct of said Bond Election, including the consolidation of the Bond Election with the general election within the territory of the District being conducted on the Election Date.

The precincts, polling places for said precincts in the each of the Counties, and persons appointed and designated to serve as election officers for said Bond Election will be those determined, designated, and appointed pursuant to state law by the Elections Department and by the Registrar.  Each of the Counties is hereby requested to tally and canvass the returns of the election, in accordance with Section 10411 of the Elections Code.   The District agrees to reimburse each of the Counties for all services related to the Bond Election, such services to include the publication of the Formal Notice and a Tax Rate Statement (described in Section 9401 of the Elections Code) pursuant to the terms of 5363 of the Education Code and Section 12112 of the Elections Code.

Section 5.                Approval of Project List; Accountability Safeguards.   The District has developed a list of certain capital projects which are a priority in order to meet the obligations of the District to provide education to the children of its residents, as more particularly identified on Exhibit A hereto, which is incorporated herein by this reference.  Exhibit A is hereby certified by this Board as the Project List (the “Project List”) for funding, either in whole or in part, with the proceeds of the Bonds.  This certification of the Project List shall not be interpreted by and does not constitute an official approval of any listed project for the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) or other purposes, but only as a statement of present intention of this Board.  Furthermore, the listing of a capital improvement on the Project List does not imply any particular prioritization among such improvements, which remains the province of the Board by subsequent action.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, only those acquisitions and other capital improvements included on the Project List may be funded, in whole or in part, with the proceeds of the Bonds.  Additional moneys may be obtained for listed projects, in supplementation of the Bond proceeds, from any lawful source of moneys.

The Board hereby confirms that it has, in the development of the Project List appended hereto, evaluated and taken into consideration safety, class size reduction and information technology needs.

Section 6.                Citizens’ Oversight Committee.  Pursuant to Section 15278 et seq. of the Education Code, within 60 days following the certification by this Board of the official results of the Bond Election by each of the Counties, this Board is required to appoint a Citizens Oversight Committee (the “Committee”) to insure the District’s compliance with the foregoing restrictions and to perform the duties established under the Education Code for such committees.  To assist the Committee in its statutory obligations, the District shall cause to be conducted an annual independent performance audit and an annual independent financial audit on the expenditure of Bond proceeds; the audits shall be performed under contract with appropriate persons or firms as shall be subsequently brought for approval before this Board.  The financial audit may be consolidated with the annual audit of the District’s financial statement and may be performed by the same accounting firm, without further approval by this Board.

The results of the annual audits performed hereunder shall be reported to the Board and to the Committee at least annually, and more often, if the Board shall so direct.

Section 7.                No Administrators’ or Teachers’ Salaries to Be Paid from Bond Proceeds.  In accordance with Prop 39, the Board hereby confirms that no administrators’ or teachers’ salaries shall be paid or reimbursed, in whole or in part, from Bond proceeds, nor shall such proceeds be used to pay any other operating expenses of the District.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, costs of administering the Bond Election and costs of issuance of the Bonds shall be lawful charges against Bond proceeds.

Section 8.                Other Terms of the Bonds.   The maturity of any bonds issued pursuant to the Bond Measure and under Chapter 1.5, Part 10, Division 1, Title 1 of the Education Code (commencing with Section 15264), as amended, and Article XIIIA of the California Constitution (“Article XIIIA”) shall not exceed twenty-five (25) years as to maturity and shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum legal interest rate per annum.  The maturity of any bonds issued pursuant to the Bond Measure and under Article 4.5 of Chapter 3 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the California Government Code, as amended, applicable provisions of the Education Code and Article XIIIA shall not exceed the applicable legal limits as to maturity, or, in the case of bonds the interest on which is compounded, the maturity shall not exceed twenty-five (25) years, and shall bear or accrete interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum legal interest rate. 

Section 9.                Approval of Election Consolidation; Delivery of Order of Election.  The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to deliver, no later than August 10, 2018, one certified copy of this Resolution to the Board of Supervisors of the County of Yolo and one certified copy to the Registrar, as well as a copy to the Elections Department, together with the Tax Rate Statement attached hereto as Exhibit C and executed by the Superintendent of the District.

Section 10.            Ballot Arguments.  The members of the Board, or any one member or group thereof, are hereby authorized, but not directed, to file a formal Argument in Favor of the Bond Measure given above, with the Registrar within the time limits established for such arguments by the Registrar.

Section 11.            Retention of Consultants.  The District hereby confirms the hiring of consultants to provide for special services in connection with the proposed issue(s) of Bonds which may be authorized at the Election, to wit, (i) the law firm of Dannis Woliver Kelley as Bond Counsel to the District (“Bond Counsel”) and (ii) the financial advisory firm of Isom Advisors Inc., a division of Urban Futures Inc., as Financial Advisor to the District (the “Financial Advisor”), upon conditions as may be set forth in the respective fee agreements heretofore negotiated and executed on behalf of the District by the Superintendent.  Payments of the fees and expenses of Bond Counsel and the Financial Advisor shall be paid from the proceeds of the Bonds of the District which may be authorized following a successful Bond Election, and not otherwise, unless this Board shall take further action.

Section 12.            Reimbursement of Qualified Project Expenditures.  The Board presently intends and reasonably expects to have tax‑exempt obligations (the “Obligations”) issued on its behalf within 18 months of the date of the expenditure of moneys on the Projects outlined in the foregoing Project List or the date upon which a Project is placed in service or abandoned, whichever is later (but in no event more than 3 years after the date the original expenditure of such moneys is paid), and to allocate an amount not to exceed 10% of the proceeds thereof to the reimbursable expenditures in connection with the Project, as may be qualified under the provisions of Section 1.150‑2 of the Treasury Regulations of the Internal Revenue Service (the “Reimbursable Expenditures”).  All of the Reimbursable Expenditures covered by this Resolution were paid not earlier than 60 days prior to the date of this Resolution.  The Board intends to allocate within 30 days after the date of issue of the Obligations the proceeds there from to reimburse the District for the Reimbursable Expenditures.  With respect to the proceeds of the Obligations allocated to reimburse the District for prior expenditures, the Board hereby covenants not to employ an abusive device under Treasury Regulation Section 1.148‑10, including using within one year of the reimbursement allocation, the funds corresponding to the proceeds of the Obligations in a manner that results in the creation of replacement proceeds, as defined in Treasury Regulation Section 1.148‑1, of the Obligations or another issuer of tax‑exempt obligations.

The above provision is made solely for the purpose of establishing compliance with the requirements of said Section 1.150‑2 of the Treasury Regulations.  This provision does not bind the District or the Board to make any expenditure, incur any indebtedness, or proceed with the financing, acquisition or construction of the Project.

Section 13.            Ratification.  All actions heretofore taken by the officers, or their respective designees, employees and agents of the Board and the District in connection with the financing of the facilities on the Project List are hereby ratified and confirmed.  The officers and their designees, the employees and agents of the Board and the District are hereby authorized to take any and all actions in connection with the financing of said facilities and as may be necessary and consistent with the purposes of this Resolution.

Section 14.            Authorization of Further Acts.  The members of this Board, the Superintendent, any assistant thereto, and all other staff or officers of the District are hereby authorized and directed, individually and collectively, to do any and all things necessary or advisable in order to effectuate the purposes of this Resolution.

Section 15.            Effective Date.  This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption by the Board.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this _2_ day of Aug, 2018, by the Board of Trustees of Winters Joint Unified School District, at Winters, California, by the following vote:

            AYES: Members: Anderson, Green, Muldong, Olivas, Warren

            NOES: Members: 

            ABSENT: Members:

            ABSTAIN: Members:

                                                                       

                                                              By:______________________________________
                                                                              President, Board of Trustees

 

EXHIBIT “A”

FULL TEXT BALLOT PROPOSITION OF THE

WINTERS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ELECTION

FOR NOVEMBER 6, 2018

To improve the quality of education; repair/replace leaky roofs; modernize outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; and replace deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems; shall Winters Joint Unified School District issue $20,000,000 of bonds, raising on average $1,100,000 annually as long as bonds are outstanding at a rate of 6 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, have an independent citizens’ oversight committee and have NO money used for administrative salaries and all money staying local?”

 

Bond proceeds will be expended to modernize, replace, renovate, expand, construct, acquire, equip, furnish and otherwise improve the classrooms and school facilities of the District.

 

The specific school facilities projects to be funded include, but shall not be limited to:

 

  • Repair or replace leaky roofs
  • Repair or replace deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems
  • Improve student access to computers and modern technology
  • Modernize/renovate outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities
  • Construct new classrooms and school facilities
  • Make health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements
  • Upgrade P.E. fields and facilities for school and community use
  • Repair or replace outdated heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems with building code compliant, energy efficient systems
  • Federal and State-mandated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility upgrades including site access, parking, staff and student restrooms, relocation of some existing electrical devices, drinking fountains, playground equipment, etc.
  • Make security improvements throughout the District, such as installing security fencing, cameras, lighting, and fire alarm and security systems
  • Repair and upgrade roofs, walls, and floors
  • Make facility improvements to increase the District’s energy efficiency, including replacing outdated lighting and windows
  • Upgrade school site parking, utilities and grounds
  • Acquire real property for school facilities
  • Replace existing wiring systems to meet current electrical and accessibility codes and increased capacity
  • Federal and State-mandated Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) safety upgrades including playground equipment replacement
  • Abate and remove hazardous materials identified prior to or during construction
  • Repair, replace and/or upgrade paved surfaces, turf, and other grounds to eliminate safety hazards and improve outside instructional areas

 

The listed projects will be completed as needed.  Each project is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, program/project management, staff training expenses and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs.  In addition to the listed projects stated above, the list also includes the acquisition of a variety of instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, including the reduction or retirement of outstanding lease obligations and interim funding incurred to advance fund projects from the list; installation of signage and fencing; payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, facility studies, assessment reviews, facility master plan preparation and updates, environmental studies (including environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring), design and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by construction projects.  In addition to the projects listed above, the repair and renovation of each of the existing school facilities may include, but not be limited to, some or all of the following: renovation of student and staff restrooms; repair and replacement of heating and ventilation systems; upgrade of facilities for energy efficiencies; repair and replacement of worn-out and leaky roofs, windows, walls, doors and drinking fountains; installation wiring and electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology and other electrical devices and needs; upgrades or construction of support facilities, including administrative, physical education/athletic facilities and performing arts buildings and maintenance yards; repair and replacement of fire alarms, emergency communications and security systems; resurfacing or replacing of hard courts, pools, turf and irrigation systems and campus landscaping and play fields; expand parking; install interior and exterior painting and floor covering; demolition; and construction of various forms of storage and support spaces, upgrade classrooms, bleachers, kitchens, repair, upgrade and install interior and exterior lighting systems; replace outdated security fences and security systems.  The upgrading of technology infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, computers, LCD projectors, portable interface devices, servers, switches, routers, modules, sound projection systems, laser printers, digital white boards, document projectors, upgrade voice-over-IP, call manager and network security/firewall, wireless technology systems and other miscellaneous equipment and software.  The allocation of bond proceeds will be affected by the District’s receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project.  In the absence of State matching funds, which the District will aggressively pursue to reduce the District’s share of the costs of the projects, the District will not be able to complete some of the projects listed above.  The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District’s control.  Some projects throughout the District, such as gyms, fields and performing arts facilities, may be undertaken as joint use projects in cooperation with other local public or non-profit agencies.  The final cost of each project will be determined as plans and construction documents are finalized, construction bids are received, construction contracts are awarded and projects are completed.  Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed.  Demolition of existing facilities and reconstruction of facilities scheduled for repair and upgrade may occur, if the Board determines that such an approach would be more cost-effective in creating more enhanced and operationally efficient campuses.  Necessary site preparation/restoration may occur in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, relocating fire access roads, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property.  Proceeds of the bonds may be used to pay or reimburse the District for the cost of District staff when performing work on or necessary and incidental to bond projects.  Bond proceeds shall only be expended for the specific purposes identified herein.  The District shall create an account into which proceeds of the bonds shall be deposited and comply with the reporting requirements of Government Code § 53410.

EXHIBIT B

BOND MEASURE

(Abbreviated Form)

 

To improve the quality of education; repair/replace leaky roofs; modernize outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; and replace deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems; shall Winters Joint Unified School District issue $20,000,000 of bonds, raising on average $1,100,000 annually as long as bonds are outstanding at a rate of 6 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, have an independent citizens’ oversight committee and have NO money used for administrative salaries and all money staying local?”

 

Bonds- YES

 

Bonds- NO

 

 

TAX RATE STATEMENT

REGARDING PROPOSED $20.0 MILLION WINTERS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

An election will be held in the Winters Joint Unified School District (the “District”) on November 6, 2018, to authorize the sale of up to $20.0 million in bonds of the District to finance school facilities as described in the measure.  If such bonds are authorized and sold, principal and interest on the bonds will be payable only from the proceeds of ad valorem tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District.  The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400-9404 of the Elections Code of the State of California.  Such information is based upon the best estimates and projections presently available from official sources, upon experience within the District, and other demonstrable factors.

Based upon the foregoing and projections of the District’s assessed valuation, the following information is provided:

 

  1. The best estimate of the average annual tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue over the entire duration of the bond debt service, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.05542 per $100 of assessed valuation (or $55.42 per $100,000 of assessed value). The final fiscal year in which it is anticipated that the tax will be collected is 2052-53.
  2. The best estimate of the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on a projection of assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $0.06 per $100 of assessed valuation (or $60 per $100,000 of assessed value).  It is estimated that such rate would be levied starting in fiscal year 2019-20 and following.
  3. The best estimate of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold is approximately $39.8 million.

 

Voters should note the estimated tax rate is based on the assessed value (not market value) of taxable property on the County’s official tax rolls.  In addition, taxpayers eligible for a property tax exemption, such as the homeowner’s exemption, will be taxed at a lower effective tax rate than described above.  Property owners should consult their own property tax bills and tax advisors to determine their property’s assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions.

 

The attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon projections and estimates only, which amounts are not maximum amounts and are not binding upon the District.  The actual debt service, tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary from those used to provide the estimates set forth above, due to factors such as variations in the timing of bond sales, the par amount of bonds sold and market interest rates available at the time of each sale, actual assessed valuations over the term of the bonds, and other factors.  The date and amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on the need for project funds and other considerations.  The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on conditions in the bond market at the time of sale.  Actual future assessed valuations will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process.

By: ____                                                                     

Superintendent

Winters Joint Unified School District

 

Argument in Favor of Measure P

Every student deserves to learn in quality school facilities. Your YES VOTE on Measure P will prepare generations of our local children for future success. While our teachers and staff do their best in educating our children, many classrooms and school facilities at the Winters Joint Unified School District are outdated and inadequate to provide students with the facilities they need to succeed. 

Although we recently passed Measures R and D, our work is not done.  All of our existing facilities need to be brought up to current safety and efficiency standards. Measure P authorizes funds for needed facility repairs and upgrades to improve student safety, instruction, and learning. NO other funding currently exists to upgrade these facilities. By investing in our schools, we can meet today’s safety, technological, and educational standards and better our community.

If passed, Measure P will provide funding to make facility improvements at local Winters schools including:

  • Repairing or replacing leaky roofs
  • Improving student access to computers and modern technology
  • Repairing or replacing deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems
  • Modernizing/renovating outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities
  • Constructing new classrooms and school facilities

Measure P makes financial sense and protects taxpayers.

  • All funds must be spent locally and cannot be taken by the State.
  • By law, spending must be reviewed and annually audited by an independent citizens' oversight committee.
  • Funds can only be spent to improve our local schools, not for teacher or administrator salaries.

Whether or not you have school-age children, protecting our local, high quality education is a wise investment for your property values and a strong community. VOTE YES on Measure P.

/s/ John R. Graf

Former School District and County Supt.

/s/ Michael A. Martin

Solano Community College Board

/s/ Chris Calvert

President, Winters Chamber of Council, Past Mayor, City of Winters

/s/ R. Craig McNamara

Farmer

/s/ Sandra T. Vickery

Small Business Owner, Former Educator