Policy

SDCTA Supports Proposition GG (Nov 2016) -    Date: 09/13/2016

Author: SDCTA Staff
Media Source: Position Paper

The Cardiff School District proposed bond measure meets key provisions of SDCTA’s Bond Support Criteria. The application submitted by the District outlines the need of the District, plans, and draft budgets for each of the proposed projects. The descriptions of the projects submitted and outlined in the Master Plan have been thoroughly vetted, and no reason has been found that would prevent the District from executing the projects. The District has documented its intent to issue 30-year Current Interest Bonds as its financing mechanisms, and has adopted SDCTA’s policy regarding the use of Capital Appreciation Bonds.

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SDCTA Opposes Proposition Z (Nov 2016) - "Southwestern Community College"   Date: 09/06/2016

Author: SDCTA Staff
Media Source: Position Paper

The District has not formally submitted sufficient information to the SDCTA requesting its endorsement. All information in this brief was obtained from the District's web site, the San Diego Union Tribune, and correspondence from the District Program Manager. As such it contains limited detail. It is unclear whether the District has or will adopt SDCTA recommended best practices, or if the District has met the key provisions of the SDCTA Bond Support Criteria. The SDCTA believes that if the District was unable to provide detailed information about the financials and management of its bond program for analysis, it is also likely not to be transparent with the public about these details.

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SDCTA Opposes Proposition X (Nov 2016) - "Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College"   Date: 08/24/2016

Author: SDCTA Staff
Media Source: Position Paper

The District has not submitted any information to the SDCTA requesting its endorsement. All information in this brief was obtained from the District’s web site and contains limited detail. It is unclear whether the District has or will adopt SDCTA recommended best practices, or if the District has met the key provisions of the SDCTA Bond Support Criteria. The SDCTA believes that if the District was unable to provide detailed information about the financials and management of its bond program for analysis despite numerous attempts to retrieve this information, it is also likely not to be transparent with the public about these details. In 2012, voters passed a $398 million General Obligation bond measure for facilities improvements in Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. The SDCTA supported this measure, but revoked its support in 2015 based on the fact that the District violated its pledge to promote fair and open competition for taxpayer-funded projects. The District again intends to negotiate a project labor agreement with various trade unions for the completion of its Measure X projects.

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