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Proposition 26

Official Title: School Facilities. Bonds. Local Majority Vote.
Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute






Official election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Official Summary: Authorizes school, community college districts, and county education offices that evaluate safety, class size, information technology needs to issue bonds for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities if approved by majority of applicable jurisdictions' voters. New accountability requirements include annual performance, financial audits. Prohibits use of bonds for salaries or other school operating expenses. Requires that facilities be available to public charter schools. Authorizes property taxes higher than existing 1% limit by majority vote, rather than two-thirds currently required, as necessary to pay bonds. Fiscal impact: Increased local school district debt costs -- potentially in the hundreds of millions of dollars statewide each year within a decade. These costs would depend on voter action on future local school bond issues and would vary by individual district. Unknown impact on state costs. Potential longer-term state savings to the extent local school districts assume greater responsibility for funding school facilities.

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Let's Fix Our Schools


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Save our Homes

Contact Information


  Gale Kaufman
Let's Fix Our Schools Committee--Yes on Prop. 26
1510 J Street, Suite 115
Sacramento, CA 95814


  (916) 554-0324


  Jon Coupal
Don't Double Your Property Taxes, Vote No on Proposition 26
921 11th Street, Suite 1201
Sacramento, CA 95814
    (916) 444-9959

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments


  Lavonne McBroom, President, California PTA
Allan Zaremberg, President, California Chamber of Commerce
Wayne Johnson, President, California Teachers Association
Jacki Antee, President, AARP
Bill Hauck, Chairman, California Business for Education Excellence
Gail Dryden, President, League of Women Voters




  Jon Coupal, Chairman, Vote No on Proposition 26, a Project of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Joan C. Longobardo, Governing Board Member, Covina-Valley Unified School District
Gill A Perez, Retired School District Administrator
Felicia Elkinson, Past Pres., Council of Sacramento Senior Organizations
Richard H. Close, President, Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Vote 2000
Text of the Measure
Official Pro/Con Arguments
Analysis by the Legislative Analyst

  Easy Reading Voter Guide

  The League of Women Voters Pro/Con Analysis

  The California Journal

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star image This page first published February 11, 2000 -- last updated March 8, 2000 star image