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Local Ballot Measures



>> 2000 -- 2004  >> 2002 March Primary  

Proposition 39, which was approved in the November 2000 election, lowered the required approval vote for school bonds from 66.6 percent to 55 percent when the bond does not exceed $15 million.

Measure A (2002 March)
Soquel Union Elementary School District Bond.
"Shall the Soquel Union Elementary School District repair and renovate all five existing schools at their current locations (not including Jade Street Park): eliminate safety hazards and make health/safety improvements; upgrade inadequate electrical systems; upgrade inadequate heating/ventilation systems; replace deteriorated facilities; modernize and construct classrooms, libraries, computer stations, restrooms, and facilities to improve inadequate conditions and overcrowding; provide handicapped access, by issuing $15 million of bonds at interest rates below the legal limit?" Approved. 55% vote required. Yes: 5,118. No: 2,027

Measure B (2002 March)
Scotts Valley Unified School District Bond.
"To construct a new Scotts Valley Middle School on the current site, multipurpose rooms at Vine Hill and Brook Knoll Schools, and a library at Scotts Valley High School, replace portables at Vine Hill and Brook Knoll with new classrooms and, if moneys are available, make other improvements to school buildings approved by a citizens oversight committee and the District Board, shall the Scotts Valley Unified School District issue $44.2 million of bonds, at interest rates within legal limits?" Failed. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 3,716. No: 1,936.

Measure C (2002 March)
Santa Cruz City High School District Parcel Tax.
"Shall the Santa Cruz City High School District provide funds to continue specific educational programs and services by levying a special assessment for a period of 4 years, beginning 7/1/02, at the rate of $28 per year for each assessor's parcel within the Santa Cruz City High School District, with an exemption for any senior citizen, 65 years or older, who owns and occupies that parcel as his or her principal place of residence, and shall the Santa Cruz City High School District implement accountability measures required by law?" Approved. Yes: 19,625. No: 9,411.

Measure D (2002 March)
Santa Cruz City Elementary School District Parcel Tax.
"Shall the Santa Cruz City Elementary School District provide funds to continue specific educational programs and services by levying a special assessment for a period of 4 years, beginning 7/1/02, at the rate of $70 per year for each assessor's parcel within the Santa Cruz City Elementary School District, with an exemption for any senior citizen, 65 years or older, who owns and occupies that parcel as his or her principal place of residence, and shall the Santa Cruz City Elementary School District implement accountability measures required by law?" Approved. Yes: 10,882. No: 4,457.

Measure E (2002 March)
West Valley-Mission Community College District Bond.
"To improve educational opportunities for local residents, shall West Valley-Mission Community College District issue $268,653,300 in bonds at legal interest rates to construct, acquire, repair and equip classrooms, libraries, science/computer labs, facilities/sites, upgrade technology, improve safety conditions and accessibility for the disabled, upgrade fire, earthquake safety, lighting, electrical, energy conservation, ventilation/plumbing systems, appoint a Citizen's Oversight Committee to perform annual audits and ensure that no bond money is used for salaries or administrative expenses?" Yes: 717. No: 697.