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Proposition 47

Official Title: Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2002.






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

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Official Summary: This act provides for a bond issue of thirteen billion fifty million dollars ($13,050,000,000) to fund necessary education facilities to relieve overcrowding and to repair older schools. Funds will be targeted to areas of greatest need and must be spent according to strict accountability measures. Funds will also be used to upgrade and build new classrooms in the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California, to provide adequate higher education facilities to accommodate growing student enrollment. Appropriates money from state General Fund to pay off bonds. State cost of about $26.2 billion over 30 years to pay off both the principal ($13.05 billion) and interest ($13.15 billion) costs on the bonds. Payments of about $873 million per year.

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Contact Information


  Yes on 47 for Accountability and Better Schools
111 Anza Blvd., Suite 406
Burlingame, CA 94010

(650) 340-0470


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Who Signed the Ballot Arguments




green check mark Allan Zaemberg, President, California Chamber of Commerce   green check mark WM. J. "Pete" Knight, Senator 17th District, California State Senate
green check mark Jan Harp Domene, President, California State PTA   green check mark Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
green check mark Larry McCarthy , Executive Director, Assocation to Aid Victims of Domestic Violence   green check mark Lewis K. Uhler, President, National Tax Limitation Committee
green check markWayne Johnson, President, California Teachers Association   green check markEdward J. (Ted) Costa, Chairman, California Taxpayers Coalition
green check markBill Hauck, Co-Chair, Taxpayers for Accountability and Better Schools   green check markRalph Morrell, President, Northern California Committee for Limited Government
green check markBarbara B. Inatsugu, President, League of Women Voters of California   green check markKen Steadman, President, Waste Watchers, Inc.

News Coverage

For the most current election-related news stories, CVF recommends the Rough & Tumble web site.

(please note: some of the links below may no longer work, because many newspaper web sites move stories into fee-based archives after a certain amount of time)
Educators rally for $13b school bond, The Fresno Bee, October 31, 2002
Prop. 47 promises millions for area campuses, The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 29, 2002
Bond measure focuses on school repair, projected growth, The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 17, 2002
Districts say Prop. 47 badly needed, Inland Daily Bulletin, October 10, 2002
2 school bonds get donations, Los Angeles Times, October 9, 2002
Size, timing of largest school bond in state history debated, Sacramento Bee, October 9, 2002
County school districts lose out in latest funding round, Stockton Record, August 30, 2002
$19 billion in bonds on November ballot, Oakland Tribune, July 28, 2002
State crafts $2.1 billion housing bond (and $13.5 billion education facilities bond), San Diego Union-Tribune, April 21, 2002

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Official Voter Information Guide

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

  Original Bill Information and History

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This page first published September 24, 2002 -- last updated November 6, 2002