Policy

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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SDCTA Opposes Proposition D (Nov 2016) - "Citizen's Plan"   Date: 08/22/2016

Author: SDCTA Staff
Media Source: Position Paper

Though this measure has the potential to increase transient occupancy tax revenues to the City of San Diego and protections for the taxpayer in constructing major civic resources, there are troubling governance elements severely restricting future policy makers. This “ballot box” land use planning also precludes the contiguous expansion of the convention center, which SDCTA supports.

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SDCTA Supports Proposition EE (Nov 2016) - "Cajon Valley Union School"   Date: 08/22/2016

Author: SDCTA Staff
Media Source: Position Paper

The measure meets key provisions of the SDCTA Bond Support Criteria. The application submitted by the district outlines their technology needs, detailed cost estimates for expenditures, and maturities of the debt are required to match the average useful life of the assets. The district has proposed a nominal amount and short time duration for the measure as a means to measure success, with the intent to go back to voters if proven successful.

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