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Voter Information GuideCOUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO CONSOLIDATED GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 4, 2014 VOTER INFORMATION GUIDE VOTE PREPARED BY: JULIE L. RODEWALD, County Clerk- Recorder County of San Luis Obispo Elections Division 1055 Monterey Street, D120 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 805 - 781 -5228 - - ! - - - - - - - ! - - ! - - ! — ! - - - ! - - OFFICIAL BALLOT NOVEMBER 4, 2014 CONSOLIDATED GENERAL ELECTION SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS: To vote, fill in the oval like this: • Vote both sides of the card. To vote for or against candidates for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal; or Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, fill in the OVAL next to the word "Yes" or "No," respectively. To vote for any other candidate of your choice, fill in the OVAL next to the candidate's name. Do not vote for more than the number of candidates allowed. To vote for a qualified write -in candidate, write in the candidate's full name on the Write -In line and fill in the OVAL next to it. To vote on a measure, fill in the OVAL next to the word "Yes" or the word "No ". If you tear, deface or wrongly mark this ballot, return it to the Elections Official and get another. VOTER - NOMINATED AND NONPARTISAN OFFICES All voters, regardless of the party preference they disclosed upon registration, or refusal to disclose a party preference, may vote for any candidate for a voter - nominated or nonpartisan office. The party preference, if any, designated by a candidate for a voter - nominated office is selected by the candidate and is shown for the information of the voters only. It does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party or that the party approves of the candidate. The party preference, if any, of a candidate for a nonpartisan office does not appear on the ballot. STATE TREASURER UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE Vote for One 24th District GOVERNOR Vote for One Vote for One JOHN CHIANG LOIS CAPPS Party Preference: Democratic Party Preference: Democratic EDMUND G. "JERRY" BROWN California State Controller Congresswoman Party Preference: Democratic Governor of California GREG CONLON CHRIS MITCHUM Party Preference: Republican Party Preference: Republican NEEL KASHKARI Businessman /CPA Actor/Writer /Businessman Party Preference: Republican ATTORNEY GENERAL MEMBER OF THE STATE Businessman Vote for One ASSEMBLY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 35th District Vote for One KAMALA D. HARRIS Vote for One Party Preference: Democratic Q> RON NEHRING Attorney General of California HEIDI HARMON Party Preference: Republican Party Preference: Democratic Small Businessman /Educator J } RONALD GOLD Educator Party Preference: Republican QQ GAVIN NEWSOM California Attorney Q KATCHO ACHADJIAN Party Preference: Democratic Party Preference: Republican INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Lieutenant Governor Assemblyman /Businessman Vote for One SECRETARY OF STATE MEMBER OF THE STATE Vote for One ASSEMBLY DAVE JONES 37th District Q ALEX PADILLA Party Preference: Democratic Insurance Commissioner Vote for One Party Preference: Democratic California State Senator (; =j TED GAINES RON DEBLAUW Party Preference: Republican Party Preference: Republican (Q PETE PETERSON Independent Insurance Agent Real Estate Broker Party Preference: Republican MEMBER, STATE BOARD OF Educator /Institute Director _ DAS WILLIAMS EQUALIZATION Democratic CONTROLLER 2nd District ,PartyPrlymence: Vote for One Vote for One JUDICIAL VOTE YES OR NO FOR EACH ASHLEY SWEARENGIN FIONA MA OFFICE Party Preference: Republican Party Preference: Democratic FOR ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT Mayor /CEO CPA/Taxpayer Representative Shall Associate Justice GOODWIN LIU be elected to the - -' BETTY T. YEE — JAMES E. THEIS office for the term provided by law? Party Preference: Democratic Party Preference: Republican California State Board of Equalization Member Organic Foods Manager Q YES NO L J STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, 24TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT LOIS CAPPS Occupation: Member of Congress Education and Qualifications: I've been honored to serve San Luis Obispo County in Congress, representing your values and priorities. My commitment to serving you comes from my experience raising my family here on the Central Coast, and working as a nurse and teacher in our public schools. I know what a special place the Central Coast is. That's why I've worked in Congress for all our communities, helping rebuild Highway 46, funding Cal Poly research and supporting our agriculture industry. I am proud of my work to safeguard our environment, protecting the Central Coast from the threat of more offshore oil drilling. I am committed to growing our economy in a way that helps middle class families. That's why I support targeted investments in infrastructure, clean energy and high tech research and development - to put people to work and promote new business. And it's why I have worked to make high - quality education available for our children and to increase financial aid to make college more affordable. I will continue to protect Social Security and Medicare. And I will always be a champion for our veterans and their hard - earned benefits. I support sensible healthcare policies that improve quality, expand access and lower costs. And I will always protect women's access to comprehensive healthcare, such as birth control. On November 4th, I would be honored to have your support so we can continue making a positive difference in people's lives. Please visit www.cappsforcongress.com or call 805 - 884 -0202 for more information. Thank you. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, 24TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CHRIS MITCHUM Occupation: Actor, Writer, Businessman Education and Qualifications: University of Pennsylvania, Trinity College /Dublin, University of Arizona, BA Literature I believe passionately in the promise of America: With Liberty comes opportunity. I will work hard to represent you and you will always know where I stand. My first priority is jumpstarting the anemic economic recovery to create jobs and generate revenue to invest in schools and infrastructure. I'll work for a commonsense budget, tax reform, and get control of our national debt. It's irresponsible to burden our children and grandchildren with crushing debt. I know we can protect our natural resources, and still ensure energy independence and affordability. We can keep our nation safe without sacrificing personal privacy to government. I will lead efforts to restore Medicare cuts and replace ObamaCare with a better plan that reduces costs, improves quality, and ensures everyone can choose their own plan and doctor. Today, we have chronic problems. The real issue, however, is America's future: Are we going to be a Constitutional Republic which safeguards our freedom or continue to cede our rights to big, invasive government telling us what freedoms we're allowed? I choose Liberty. I hope you will too. I respectfully ask for your vote. www.MitchumForCongress.com 3 DECLARACION DEL CANDIDATO A MIEMBRO DE LA ASAMBLEA ESTATAL, DISTRITO 35 K. H. "KATCHO" ACHADJIAN Edad: 63 Ocupaci6n: Pequeno Empresario, Asambleista Educaci6n y Competencias: Como Asambleista he aportado a Sacramento los valores y la etica de trabajo de la Costa Central que me fue muy util como supervisor del condado. Durante mi cargo en la Legislatura Estatal, he trabajado de forma bipartidista para adoptar politicas que reflejan las necesidades de mis electores. Ya sea luchando en contra del aumento de impuestos, protegiendo los derechos de los gobiernos locales o trabajando para reestructurar regulaciones complicadas que hacen que los negocios salgan del Estado, calla decision que tomo como Asambleista refleja mi apreciaci6n honesta de to que es mejor para la Costa Central y para California. Si bien estoy satisfecho de que la economia de California se este restableciendo y de que se haya progresado para reducir el deficit presupuestario estructural, todavia tenemos mucho trabajo que hacer. A pesar del aumento del ingreso, el Estado debe controlar sus gastos para impedir otra recesi6n y evitar recortes dificiles. Orgullosamente graduado de Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, considero que el financiamiento de la educacion debe estar entre nuestras prioridades mas altas y sigo comprometido en restaurar el financiamiento de la educacion superior y del sistema escolar a nivel jardin de ninos a 12.° grado. Con su ayuda, regresare a Sacramento y luchare por las politicas de sentido comun que modernizaran al gobierno, fomentaran el crecimiento del empleo, y aseguraran que tengamos los recursos necesarios para proteger la seguridad publica y para financiar nuestras escuelas y universidades sin sobrecargar a los contribuyentes trabajadores. Seria un honor para mi contar de nuevo con su apoyo. www.katcho20l4.com CS- 0100 -2 N SL 002 -015 5 r � _ SAN MIGUEL JOINT UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER _ _ SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC COAST UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SANTA MARIA - BONITA SCHOOL _ INSTRUCTION BRET HEINEMANN DISTRICT DOMINICK PALERA Businessman/Writer Vote for One GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER DANA M. CUMMINGS _ DIANA "ADRIANA" PEREZ Veterans Service Officer Vote for no more than Two Appointed Incumbent MARY KAY MILLS C) MARY JO DEL CAMPO O TOM TORLAKSON Small Business Owner GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER _ Educator /California Superintendent GERALD LAWRENCE WALSH Vote for no more than Two �7 RANDY KWIATKOWSKI I ncu mben t CD CAROL KARAMITSOS ,MARSHALL TUCK DEL CLEGG Appointed Board Member Incumbent —' Educator /Schools' Executive —" Incumbent C) Write -in C) Write -in LESLI S. MURDOCH C) WILL SMITH Write -in – Retired Cafeteria Worker Incumbent C) MICHAEL FOSTER Q RICKY LARA Certified Public Accountant Parent/Farmer C) FIDENZIO "BRUNO" BRUNELLO Write -in Incumbent Q CD JANEEN MILLER Write -in Educator C3 Write -in — — C) Write -in — — _ SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY PASO ROBLES JOINT UNIFIED SHANDON JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL _ COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SCHOOL DISTRICT DISTRICT _ GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER _ TRUSTEE AREA NO 4 Vote for no more than Three TRUSTEE AREA NO 2 — Vote for One Vote for no more than Three — PETER J. SYSAK KATHLEEN YANKEE HALL ; —`I AMY RUSSELL — Retired College Administrator Educator /Scientist/Businesswoman �' Incumbent CHARLOTTE ALEXANDER KIRK C. SMITH Cj SHANNON M. PLAISTED Incumbent Retired Educator Homemaker /Mother KATY GRIFFIN �" ROBERT VAN PARLET Write -in Pastor/Trustee Vineyard Worker TIMOTHY "TIM" GEARHART ` a JENNIFER MOE Retired Teacher Parent/Homemaker FIELD GIBSON Incumbent Write-in C) Write -in Write -in _ Write -in _ C) Write -in — C) Write-in — - - _ - - - - - - - - ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SAN MIGUEL JOINT UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT SANTA MARIA JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER Two Year Term Vote for no more than Three Vote for no more than Three Vote for One BRET HEINEMANN JEAN T. HOFFMANN DOMINICK PALERA Businessman/Writer Appointed Incumbent Retired Sheriffs Commander DANA M. CUMMINGS LOUIS F. MOLINARI �' DIANA "ADRIANA" PEREZ Veterans Service Officer Camp Worker Appointed Incumbent MARY KAY MILLS C) MARY JO DEL CAMPO C) DAVID E. BASKETT Small Business Owner Incumbent International Businessman /Pilot CHRISTINA M. WILDE GERALD LAWRENCE WALSH Write-in �7 RANDY KWIATKOWSKI I ncu mben t CD CAROL KARAMITSOS Appointed Board Member Incumbent Write -in Write -in C) Write -in C) Write -in C) Write -in Q Write -in — _ - - - - - - - L 7 J STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER Atascadero Unified School District Two Year Term MARY KAY MILLS Age: 39 Occupation: Small Business Owner Education and Qualifications: I attended Atascadero schools from kindergarten through my graduation from AHS in 1993 under my maiden name: Mary Kay McDaniel. My children are attending, or have attended Atascadero schools, as did my parents. I have coached youth sports for 15 years, served as president of Atascadero Girls Softball for 3 years, served on the Atascadero Youth Soccer board and currently serve on the AHS Athletic Boosters Board as Secretary. Although I have been very involved in Atascadero athletic programs, a solid education is, and will be, my primary goal and responsibility. My husband and I own Aaron Mills Construction Inc. and Rocky Canyon Kennels. As a small business owner, I understand the importance of fiscal responsibility, proper record keeping, paying bills and making payroll on time. I am driven by my desire to see that every child in the district receives a quality education in order to succeed in life and grow to be a responsible and productive adult. I want to give back to my community and will be honored to be given the opportunity to serve on the AUSD School Board. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER Atascadero Unified School District Two Year Term DANA M. CUMMINGS Age: 44 Occupation: Veterans Service Officer Education and Qualifications: I am the County Veterans Service Officer, I serve on the County Homeless Services Oversight Committee (H -SOC), I'm Treasurer for the California Association of Veterans Service Officers, I'm a Lifetime Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. I served in the U.S. Marine Corps, I have a degree in Computer Information Systems, was director of the non - profit AmpSurf for 12 years and I coach AYSO soccer. I want to bring my leadership experience to our school district. I have 3 children, who will be going to school in the district until 2030, so I have a vested interest in ensuring that there is leadership in place that will help them be successful. With your vote I intend to support all the children of our district by ensuring that they receive a quality education, have quality staff to teach them, and quality facilities to learn in. My goal is to be an independent voice and your advocate on the Board. I am committed to responsible spending of taxpayers' dollars, maintaining accessible and affordable education for district students, providing needed resources for staff and classrooms, while maintaining high academic standards. Your vote is greatly appreciated. �7 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER Coast Unified School District MICHAEL FOSTER Occupation: Certified Public Accountant Education and Qualifications: As a business owner and accountant, I will use my skills to represent the district ratepayers to see that our tax dollars are spent effectively to maximize the educational opportunities for all of our kids. DECLARACION DEL CANDIDATO A MIEMBRO DE LA JUNTA GOBERNANTE Distrito Escolar Unificado de la Costa MICHAEL FOSTER Ocupacion: Contador Publico Certificado Educacion y Competencias: Como empresario y contador, usare mis habilidades para representar a los contribuyentes del distrito con el fin de asegurarme de que nuestros impuestos se gasten de manera efectiva para maximizar [as oportunidades educativas de todos nuestros hijos. CS- 0260 -2 11 N SL 008 -015 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER Paso Robles Joint Unified School District KATY GRIFFIN Age: 43 Occupation: Pastor, Trustee Education and Qualifications: It has been a privilege and an honor to serve in the capacity as Trustee for the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District for the last four years, two of them as Board President. As a leader I will continue to be forward- looking, meeting budget challenges but not letting them prevent the district from creating innovative new programs that are fiscally responsible. I have always played an active role in supporting the education community. I've been involved with PTA, coached AYSO, served as a crossing guard and currently offer my services for the past six years as a mentor /counselor in program called "Girl Talk" at four of our school sites. I am currently working on a Masters program in Marriage and Family Counseling. I have a great respect for the people that make up Paso Robles Joint Unified School District. If elected I will continue to serve as a tireless advocate for the students, parents and staff. I bring to the district compassion, incredible energy, initiative and an ability to get the job done. I hope you'll allow me an opportunity to serve as your elected representative. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER Paso Robles Joint Unified School District TIMOTHY "TIM" GEARHART Occupation: Retired Teacher Education and Qualifications: Through our schools, we build our future. Our schools, though, need the right tools to do their job. As your school board member I will promote policies that enrich student educational experiences and remove obstacles to student achievement. I will work in partnership with parents, teachers and administrators to get the schools the tools they need to give the students the skills they need. This means having safe, healthy classrooms with the technology needed for modern teaching. It means having students who know there will be zero tolerance for unacceptable behavior, and it means supporting the kind of prevention programs that help kids stay on the right track. I'm Tim Gearhart, and have worked closely with our students, parents and administration during 21 years as a Paso Robles master teacher. My granddaughter is in our elementary school, and my three children graduated from PRHS. Now that District finances have stabilized, I am committed to reinstating our sports, music, drama, skills and other elective programs to what they once were. It's time to rebuild and expand the educational experiences for our kids! I favor a rich, balanced education for all of our students. I'd appreciate your vote. 13 r � _ MEASURES TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS _ _ SCHOOL — SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT — MEASURE L -14 CUESTA COLLEGE AFFORDABLE EDUCATION, JOB _ TRAINING/ CAMPUS REPAIR MEASURE. To repair, construct/acquire facilities, sites /equipment, prepare students /returning veterans for universities /good paying jobs, address severe budget cuts by updating aging classrooms, improving /maintaining nursing, paramedic, 9- _ 1 -1 medical training, welding, engineering, automotive, early childhood education /other career education _ programs, repairing deteriorating gas /electrical lines, upgrading technology, shall San Luis Obispo County _ Community College District issue $275,000,000 in bonds _ at legal rates, requiring citizens' oversight, independent audits, all funds used locally? _ _I C) BONDS -YES (::) BONDS - NO - - ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT MEASURE B -14 To continue the work of Measure 1 -10 by modernizing and _ expanding vocational education facilities, repairing aging schools throughout the District, improving student — computer access, and constructing a high school science, _ technology, engineering and mathematics facility, shall $58 million of Atascadero Unified School District bonds, previously approved in November 2010, be reauthorized through issuance of new bonds with interest rates below — legal limits, independent citizens oversight, no money for administrator salaries and no increase in total authorized _ District debt? — C) BONDS -YES C) BONDS -NO SAN LUIS COASTAL UNIFIED SCHOOL _ DISTRICT _ MEASURE D -14 To improve the quality of education; construct/renovate classrooms, facilities, labs, and infrastructure; update — career education programs for job readiness; replace leaky roofs; improve student access to computers and — technology; upgrade /replace outdated electrical, plumbing, — and sewer systems; make health, safety, and energy - efficiency improvements; shall San Luis Coastal Unified — School District issue $177 million of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee, — and use NO money for administrative salaries or be taken by the state? - - CD BONDS -YES BONDS -NO — SANTA MARIA - BONITA SCHOOL DISTRICT MEASURE T -14 To improve facilities in neighborhood elementary schools for student learning and safety, shall Santa Maria - Bonita School District repair /replace leaky roofs, plumbing, electrical, lighting, ventilation; upgrade science labs and education technology; improve safety /security; construct school facilities to relieve overcrowding; and acquire, construct, equip, renovate, sites, facilities; by issuing $45,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, mandatory audits, no funding for administrators' salaries /pensions, and all funds dedicated to Santa Maria - Bonita School District K -8 school facilities? CD BONDS - YES C) BONDS - NO L__ _= L 15 J (iv) Adhere to stringent FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY safeguards including: (a) REQUIRE ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDITS, (b) Require citizens' oversight of all funds, (c) No funds will be used for administrators' salaries and pensions, (d) ALL FUNDS WILL BE SUBJECT TO LOCAL CONTROL AND WILL REMAIN LOCAL AT CUESTA COLLEGE. The Master Plan is available for review at the Superintendent/President's office and at www.cuesta.edu.] The following types of projects are authorized to be undertaken at Cuesta College: Academic Facility and Technology Upgrade Projects To Help Students, Active Military and Veterans Transfer to Four -Year Universities or be Trained For Good Jobs Goal and Purpose: Ensuring students, active military and veterans are either prepared for transfer to University of California or State college systems or trained for in- demand, good paying jobs are major objectives of Cuesta College. Cuesta College has served San Luis Obispo County residents for nearly three generations providing essential job training and workforce preparation in automotive technology, nursing, paramedic/911 emergency medical training, agricultural trades, early childhood education, law enforcement, welding, construction, engineering, technology and architecture. Funding needed repairs and upgrades to support vital educational programs will ensure Cuesta College remains a strong resource for future generations. Thus the District requires FUNDS that ARE LOCALLY CONTROLLED to improve academic facilities and technology implementations which will allow them to continue providing ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE, HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION to local students, active military and veterans, including: • Upgrade and expand facilities for career training in well - paying careers and transfer to universities. • Expand classrooms and instructional facilities in nursing, emergency responder, and other health care professions. • Expand facilities for veterans to provide career training and support services to returning veterans seeking training or retraining to reenter the workforce. • Upgrade outdated science, math and computer labs and expand College facilities providing instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). • Install additional technology infrastructure to improve computer technology and Internet access. 17 FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY This bond measure has strict accountability requirements including (a) an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee with representation from throughout our region; (b) annual financial audits to make sure money is being spent as promised; (c) no money from this measure will go towards salaries or pensions, and (d) all money will stay local and cannot be taken by the State. 1. NO ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES, Proceeds from the sale of the bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher, faculty and college administrator salaries, pensions and other operating expenses. 2. FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY. THE EXPENDITURE OF BOND MONEY ON THESE PROJECTS IS SUBJECT TO STRINGENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS. BY LAW, PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL AUDITS WILL BE PERFORMED ANNUALLY, AND ALL BOND EXPENDITURES WILL BE MONITORED BY AN INDEPENDENT CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO ENSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT AS PROMISED AND SPECIFIED. THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MUST INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, REPRESENTATION OF A BONA FIDE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION, A BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND A SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION. NO DISTRICT EMPLOYEES OR VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SERVE ON THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. The listed projects will be completed as needed. Each project is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, program /project management, staff training expenses and a customary contingency. In addition to the listed projects stated above, authorized projects also include the acquisition of a variety of instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, including the reduction or retirement of outstanding lease obligations and interim funding incurred to advance fund projects from payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, facility studies, assessment reviews, facility master plan preparation and updates, environmental studies (including environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring), design and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated college activities caused by construction projects. In addition to the projects listed above, repair, renovation and construction projects may include, but not be limited to, some or all of the following: renovation of student and staff restrooms; replace aging electrical and plumbing systems; repair and replacement of heating and ventilation systems; upgrade of facilities for energy efficiencies, including photovoltaictsolar installations; repair and replacement of worn-out and leaky roofs, windows, walls doors and drinking fountains; removal of outdated buildings and construction of new classrooms and support buildings; installation of wiring and electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology and other electrical devices and needs; upgrade facilities to meet current earthquake safety standards; repair and replacement of fire alarms, emergency communications and security systems; upgrading, resurfacing, replacing or relocating of hard courts, fields, turf and irrigation systems; upgrade classrooms; build or upgrade facilities for math, physical sciences, fine arts, theatre arts, and agriculture; construct or expand a 19 IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE L -14 This measure will determine whether the San Luis Obispo County Community College District ( "the District ") may issue $275 million in bonds for the purpose of improving school and education facilities within the District. The measure, placed on the ballot by the District's Board of Trustees, will become effective only if 55% of the voters vote "Yes" on the measure. On November 7, 2000, the voters of California passed "Proposition 39," amending Article XIIIA, section 1(b) of the California Constitution. That amendment authorizes the District to incur bonded indebtedness for the purpose of financing the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of community college school facilities, in accordance with certain accountability requirements. To implement the requirements of Proposition 39, the Legislature enacted the "Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bond Act of 2000" (Educ. Code, § 15264, et seq.; hereafter referred to as "the School Bond Act "). If approved by 55% of the voters, this measure will authorize the District to issue up to $275 million in general obligation bonds, which will bear interest at a rate not to exceed the annual limit permitted by law. Bond proceeds will be used to fund the "Projects" identified in the full text of the measure. The District's Board of Trustees has evaluated safety, class size reduction, enrollment and information and computer technology infrastructure in developing the list of projects proposed in the measure, in accordance with the accountability requirements of Article XI IA, section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution. As required by law, the proceeds from the sale of the bonds will be used only for the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher, faculty, and administrator salaries, pensions and other operating expenses. Approval of the bond measure does not guarantee that any particular project will be funded. Principal and interest on the bonds will be payable from the proceeds of ad valorem taxes levied annually on taxable real property within the District. These taxes would be in addition to the property taxes currently levied on taxpayers within the District. The amount of the increased taxes each year would depend upon the amount needed to pay the principal and interest on the bonds. The District's Tax Rate Statement, which accompanies this analysis, reflects an estimate of the maximum property tax levies required to service the bonds. The actual tax rates may vary depending on the timing of sales, number of bonds sold at each sale, and increases in assessed valuations. Performance and financial audits must be performed annually to ensure that bond proceeds are spent only as specified in the measure, and an independent citizens' oversight committee will monitor expenditures and provide additional oversight. Under the School Bond Act, bond proceeds must be deposited in a separate account. As long as any bond proceeds remain unexpended, annual reports must be filed with the District's Board of Trustees stating the amount of bond proceeds received and expended in that year and the status of any project funded or to be funded from bond proceeds. s/ RITA L. NEAL County Counsel 21 ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE L -14 51 Years! That's how long Cuesta College has been serving our community. Whether it's training first responders, providing career training in fields like agriculture, welding, trades, construction, and early childhood education, or simply providing college transfer courses — keeping Cuesta College STRONG and AFFORDABLE for future generations is a must. YES on L maintains affordable, quality education and job training LOCALLY at Cuesta College! The fact is, with Universities becoming increasingly expensive, strong, affordable community colleges — like Cuesta College — are more important than ever! YES on L supports vital educational programs at Cuesta College by repairing and upgrading classrooms and educational facilities. Local job training programs help keeps our economy moving forward! YES on L maintains and improves Cuesta College job training programs in automotive technology, nursing, paramedic/9 -1 -1 emergency medical training, agriculture trades, early childhood education, law enforcement, welding, construction, engineering, technology and architecture, among others. Cuesta College is also where many of our area's 9 -1 -1 emergency first- responders are educated and trained. YES on L ensures Cuesta College can continue to play this vital role training paramedics, nurses, emergency medical responders and other healthcare professionals — keeping our communities healthy and safe. Our community has a strong tradition of patriotism and supporting our military and our veterans. YES on L ensures access for disabled students and improves support programs for veterans looking to re -enter the civilian workforce. YES on L includes tough accountability provisions required by law including published financial audits and an Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee to monitor funds. NO Measure L money can be spent on administrators' salaries or pensions. NO Measure L funds can be taken by Sacramento! YES on L is supported by community leaders, business leaders, local employers, educators. To learn more, visit www.KeepCuestaStrona.com Dee Lacey Cattle Rancher/ Board of Directors Heritage Oaks Bank & Cuesta College Foundation Matthew Lozano Iraq Veteran / Atascadero Resident Jim Brabeck 55 year County Resident / Cuesta College Alumnus / Local Businessman Kyle Parker Paramedic / Cuesta College Alumnus Jacqueline del Valle Vitti Frederick Nipomo Resident / Business Owner / Attorney 23 Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee. The School Board shall establish an Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee under Education Code Section 15278 and following to ensure that bond proceeds are expended only on the school facilities projects listed below. The committee will be established within 60 days of the date when the results of the election appear in the minutes of the School Board. Performance Audits. The School Board shall conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed below. Financial Audits. The School Board shall conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects listed below. Special Bond Proceeds Account: Annual Report to Board. Upon approval of this proposition and the sale of any bonds approved, proceeds of the bonds will be deposited into a Building Fund to be held by the San Luis Obispo County Treasury, as required by the California Education Code. As long as any proceeds of the bonds remain unexpended, the Superintendent of the District shall cause an annual report to be filed with the Board of Trustees of the District not later than January 1 of each year, which report shall contain pertinent information regarding the amount of funds collected and expended, as well as the status of the projects listed in the proposition, as required by Sections 53410 and 53411 of the California Government Code. FURTHER SPECIFICATIONS No Administrator Salaries. Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the construction, reconstruction and/or rehabilitation of school facilities including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities or acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses. BOND PROJECT LIST Projects Subject to Available Funding; Matching Funds. The following list of projects is subject to the availability of adequate funding to the District. Approval of this measure does not guarantee that the proposed projects in the District that are the subject of bonds under the measure will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by the bond measure. The District's proposal for the projects may assume the receipt of matching state funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond proposition. Scope of Projects. Bond proceeds will be expended to modernize, replace, renovate, construct, acquire, equip, furnish, rebuild and otherwise improve educational and support facilities within the District. Projects which are described below include all related and incidental costs, including their share of the costs of the election and bond issuance and costs of design, engineering, architect and other professional services, inspections, site preparation, utilities, landscaping, construction management and other planning, legal, accounting and similar costs, independent annual financial and performance audits, a customary construction contingency, and other costs incidental to and necessary for completion of the listed projects. Bond proceeds may also be expended to acquire real property (or any interest in real property) for future educational and support facilities and to acquire and install furniture, fixtures and equipment at any classrooms and other educational facilities within the District. The District may alter the scope and nature of any of the specific projects which are described below as required by conditions that arise during the course of design and construction. 25 IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE B -14 This measure will determine whether the Atascadero Unified School District ( "the District ") will issue $58 million in bonds for the purpose of improving school and education facilities within the District. The measure, placed on the ballot by the District's Board of Trustees, will become effective only if 55% of the voters vote "Yes" on the measure. On November 7, 2000, the voters of California passed "Proposition 39," amending Article XIIIA, section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution. That amendment authorizes the District to incur bonded indebtedness for financing the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, in accordance with certain accountability requirements. To implement the requirements of Proposition 39, the Legislature enacted the "Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bond Act of 2000" (Educ. Code, § 15264, et seq.; hereafter "the School Bond Act "). In 2010, the voters of the District approved Measure 1 -10, authorizing the District to issue $117,000,000 in general obligation bonds for the purpose of improving school and education facilities within the District. The District issued only $25,500,000 in bonds under the authority of Measure 1 -10. Due to the decline in the housing market and reduction in the assessed value of property, the District is now prevented from issuing the additional $91,500,000 of the unissued bonds because the tax rate projections required by Measure 1 -10 cannot be realized. Therefore, in order to carry out the purposes of Measure 1 -10, this measure will allow the District to issue up to $58,000,000 in bonds to acquire, construct, rebuild, replace, renovate, and otherwise improve the District's educational and support facilities. If this measure is approved, the District will petition the Board of Supervisors to cause to be canceled the unissued Measure 1 -10 bonds in a principal amount equal to the principal amount of such series of bonds as may be issued pursuant to this measure so that the $117,000,000 in bonds approved by Measure 1 -10 in 2010 is not exceeded. Pursuant to the requirements of Government Code section 53410 et seq. and Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution, the measure includes the accountability requirements established by the School Bond Act, including the establishment of a citizens' oversight committee and the filing of an annual report by the Board of Trustees of the District. Bond proceeds must be used solely to fund projects included in the school facilities list set forth in the full text of the measure. If the measure passes, the bonds issued pursuant to this measure shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the statutory annual limit permitted by law. The bonds and interest will be financed by ad valorem taxes levied annually on taxable real property within the District and will increase the tax rate on real property within the District above 1 % of the full cash value for the period necessary to pay the principal and interest on the bonds, as permitted by Article XIIIA, section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution. The District's Tax Rate Statement, which accompanies this analysis, reflects an estimate of the maximum property tax levies required to service the bonds. s/ RITA L. NEAL County Counsel Approval of Measure B -14 does not guarantee that the proposed project or projects in the Atascadero Unified School District that are the subject of bonds under Measure B -14 will be funded beyond the local revenues generated by Measure B -14. The school district's proposal for the project or projects may assume the receipt of matching state funds, which could be subject to appropriation by the Legislature or approval of a statewide bond measure. 27 ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE B -14 In 2010, Atascadero Unified School District voters overwhelmingly passed a general obligation bond to improve our community's schools. Since that time, tremendous improvements have been made in repairing and rehabilitating our children's schools and classrooms. But much remains to be done. Measure B -14 will reauthorize $58 million of the previously approved 2010 bonds. By voting YES on Measure B -14, we can continue to improve our local public schools while at the same time SAVING MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS. Here's how: Measure B -14 will let Atascadero USD continue the job of fixing our schools by: • Modernizing and expanding vocational education programs and facilities • Repairing and modernizing aging school facilities throughout the District • Improving student access to computers and technology • Repairing and replacing roofs Measure B -14 makes financial sense and has taxpayer protections in place: • Reauthorizing the 2010 bonds will allow the District to borrow at a much lower interest rate, saving taxpayers millions of dollars in interest. • Iron -clad restrictions that money can only be spent on improving Atascadero's schools. No funds can be spent on administrator salaries, pensions, or benefits. • The reauthorized bonds will NOT cause any increase in total District debt. • Required annual review of all expenditures by an independent citizens' oversight committee. • Legally required annual audits. • All Measure B -14 funds MUST be used to improve our children's schools and CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY BY THE STATE AND SPENT ELSEWHERE! Our local schools are our most important asset and should be our number one priority. Measure B -14 will improve our community's schools, help improve housing values, stimulate our local economy and save taxpayers millions of dollars in interest. Please join us by voting YES on Measure B -14! s/ Tom O'Malley s/ Mary Madalyn McDaniel s/ James R. Patterson s/ Alfred J. Fonzi II s/ Thomas N. Lawrie REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE B -14 The district promises to "fix" the schools with this additional tax. It is the same worn promise that was made to the taxpayers with the first override in 1990, and the recent tax in 2010. What the heck happened to all the money that was supposed to do precisely what is promised now - once again? The district spends tens of millions every year. Supporters of this taxing measure point out that this money will be spent on infrastructure, -not salaries and benefits. Think about it. Adding more money, even sequestered for special purposes, just enables those controlling those other millions to spend without restriction or, apparently, conscience. Nowhere do the proponents point out that AUSD saving "millions" in lower interest happens because the average homeowner will suffer a huge increase immediately on his property tax. Somehow doubling the looting of taxpayers' pocket books now doesn't feel like saving. It continues to amaze the average person how by spending more they can now "save ". This ploy by commercial advertisers assure the spending public - not only that they need to replace something they already have, but by buying it, they are saving. The time has come for those who control the enormous money gobbling machine that is the school district to handle those millions to perform necessary activities. Consider this; however much AUSD appropriates and spends; it is never enough, so says the district. Implore the district to begin to live within its means. Please vote NO. s/ John Paul Daly CO SAN LUIS COASTAL UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FULL TEXT OF MEASURE D -14 This proposition may be known and referred to as the San Luis Coastal Unified School District General Obligation Bond of 2014, or Measure D -14. BOND AUTHORIZATION By approval of this proposition by at least 55% of the registered voters voting on the proposition, the San Luis Coastal Unified School District (the "District ") shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $177 million in aggregate principal amounts to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List below, and in order to qualify to receive State matching grant funds, subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified below. ACCOUNTABILITY SAFEGUARDS The provisions in this section are specifically included in this proposition in order that the District's voters and taxpayers may be assured that their money will be spent wisely to address specific facilities needs of the District, all in compliance with the requirements of Article XIII A, Section 1(b)(3) of the State Constitution, and the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (codified at Education Code Sections 15264 and following). Evaluation of Needs. The Board of Education hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List. Limitation on Use of Bond Proceeds. The State of California does not have the power to take locally approved school district bond funds for any State purposes. The Constitution allows proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this proposition to be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities listed in this proposition, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses. Proceeds of the bonds may be used to pay or reimburse the District for the cost of District staff only when performing work on or necessary and incidental to the bond projects. Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee. The Board of Education shall establish an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee (pursuant to Education Code Section 15278 and following), to ensure bond proceeds are spent only for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. The committee shall be established within 60 days of the date on which the Board of Education enters the election results on its minutes. Annual Performance Audits. The Board of Education shall conduct an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond proceeds have been expended only on the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. Annual Financial Audits. The Board of Education shall conduct an annual, independent financial audit of the bond proceeds (which shall be separate from the District's regular annual financial audit) until all of those proceeds have been spent for the school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List. Special Bond Proceeds Accounts Annual Regort to Board. Upon approval of this proposition and the sale of any bonds approved, the Board of Education shall take actions necessary pursuant to Government Code Section 53410 and following to establish an account in which proceeds of the sale of bonds will be deposited. As long as any proceeds of the bonds remain unexpended, the Superintendent or the Chief Business Official of the District (or such other employee as may perform substantially similar duties) shall cause a report to be filed with the 31 plan to go to college receive the career training they need to compete for good paying jobs in science, technology and the trades. The following is a list of District schools and their first date of construction: • Baywood Elementary -1975 • Sinsheimer Elementary -1953 • Bellevue -Santa Fe Elementary -1964 • Bishop's Peak Elementary -1950 • Del Mar Elementary -1960 • Hawthorne Elementary -1961 • Los Ranchos Elementary -1958 • Monarch Grove Elementary -1991 • Morro Elementary -1935 • Pacheco Elementary -1953 • C.L. Smith Elementary -1962 • Sunnyside Elementary -1953 • Teach Elementary -1948 • Laguna Middle School -1968 • Los Osos Middle School -1975 • Morro Bay High School -1958 • Pacific Beach High School -1938 • San Luis Obispo High School -1936 Specific project improvements at: Morro Bay High School (first built in 1958): • Provide updated career or technical education programs for job readiness; • Repair or replace leaky roofs; • Improve student access to computers and modem technology; • Construct, upgrade, and renovate science, technology, engineering, and math classrooms and labs; • Modernize and upgrade outdated academic classrooms, labs and shops; • Upgrade inadequate electrical systems; • Make energy efficiency and water conservation improvements including updating outdated windows, lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; • Renovate, upgrade, and construct student support facilities including restrooms, library, cafeteria /multi- purpose room, student services /school offices, plaza /quad area, and performing arts building; • Upgrade, modernize and construction athletic fields and facilities for school and community use including a new pool, all- weather track, gymnasiums, locker rooms, stadium and tennis courts; • Make health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements throughout the campus; • Repair deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems; • Upgrade security systems and fire alarms; • Improve student safety by upgrading or constructing new drop - offlpick -up areas, and parking; • Construct new classrooms to replace outdated temporary portable classrooms, as needed Specific project improvements at: San Luis Obispo High School (first built in 1936): • Provide updated career and technical education programs forjob readiness; • Construct, upgrade, and renovate science, technology, engineering, and math classrooms and labs; • Repair or replace leaky roofs; • Improve student access to computers and modern technology; • Modernize and upgrade outdated academic classrooms, labs and shops; • Upgrade inadequate electrical systems; 33 • Renovate or construct student support facilities including restrooms, libraries, cafeterias, multi - purpose rooms, kitchens, student services, and school offices; • Make health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements throughout the campus; • Make security improvements improving site entrances and fencing; • Improve student safety by upgrading drop -off, pick -up areas, and parking; • Upgrade security systems and fire alarms. The listed projects will be completed as needed. Each project is assumed to include its share of furniture, equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs; program /project management; staff training expenses; and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs. In addition to the listed projects stated above, the list also includes the acquisition of a variety of instructional, maintenance and operational equipment, including the reduction or retirement of outstanding lease obligations and interim funding incurred to advance fund projects from the list; installation of signage and fencing; payment of the costs of preparation of all facility planning, facility studies, assessment reviews, facility master plan preparation and updates, environmental studies (including environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring), design and construction documentation, and temporary housing of dislocated District activities caused by construction projects. In addition to the projects listed above, the repair and renovation of each of the existing school facilities may include, but not be limited to, some or all of the following: installation wiring, and electrical systems to safely accommodate computers, technology and other electrical devices and needs; upgrades or construction of support facilities, including administrative, physical education /athletic facilities, and performing arts buildings and maintenance yards; repair and replacement of fire alarms, emergency communications and security systems; resurfacing or replacing hard courts, pools, turf and irrigation systems, and campus landscaping and play fields; expand parking; install interior and exterior painting and floor covering; demolition; and construction of various forms of storage and support spaces; upgrade classrooms, bleachers, kitchens; repair, upgrade and install interior and exterior lighting systems; replace outdated security fences and security systems. The upgrading of technology infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, computers, projectors, portable interface devices, servers, switches, routers, modules, sound projection systems, laser printers, digital white boards, document projectors, upgrade voice- over -IP, call manager and network securitylfirewall, wireless technology systems, and other miscellaneous equipment and software. The allocation of bond proceeds will be affected by the District's receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project. In the absence of State matching funds, which the District will aggressively pursue to reduce the District's share of the costs of the projects, the District will not be able to complete some of the projects listed above. The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District's control. Some projects .throughout the District, such as gyms, fields, and performing arts facilities, may be undertaken as joint use projects in cooperation with other local public or non - profit agencies. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans and construction documents are finalized, construction bids are received, construction contracts are awarded, and projects are completed. Based on the final costs of each project, certain of the projects described above may be delayed or may not be completed. Demolition of existing facilities and reconstruction of facilities scheduled for repair and upgrade may occur, if the Board determines that such an approach would be more cost- effective in creating more enhanced and operationally efficient campuses. Necessary site preparation /restoration may occur in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable classrooms, including ingress and egress, removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, utility lines, trees and landscaping, relocating fire access roads, and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, or rights of way to the property. Proceeds of the bonds may be used to pay 35 TAX RATE STATEMENT FOR MEASURE D -14 An election will be held in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District (the "District ") on November 4, 2014, to authorize the sale of $177,000,000 in general obligation bonds. The following information is submitted in compliance with Sections 9400 -9404 of the California Elections Code. The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the first series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $.0490 per $100 ($49.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2015 -16. The best estimate of the tax rate that would be required to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the last series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is $.0490 per $100 ($49.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2022 -23. The best estimate of the highest tax rate that would be required to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing this statement, is $.0490 per $100 ($49.00 per $100,000) of assessed valuation. These estimates are based on projections derived from information obtained from official sources. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary depending on the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold at each sale and actual increases in assessed valuations. The timing of the bond sales and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the needs of the District. Actual assessed valuations will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined in the assessment and the equalization process. sl ERIC PRATER, Ed.D. Superintendent 37 SANTA MARIA - BONITA SCHOOL DISTRICT FULL TEXT OF MEASURE T -14 SANTA MARIA - BONITA SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSROOM SAFETY, RENOVATION, REPAIR AND CONSTRUCTION MEASURE This Proposition may be known and referred to as the "Santa Maria- Bonita School District Classroom Safety, Renovation, Repair and Construction Measure" or as "Measure T -14 ". BOND AUTHORIZATION By approval of this proposition by at least 55% of the registered voters voting on the proposition, the Santa Maria - Bonita School District (the "District ") shall be authorized to issue and sell bonds of up to $45,000,000 in aggregate principal amount to provide financing for the specific school facilities projects listed under the heading entitled "BOND PROJECT LIST" below (the "Bond Project List "), and qualify to receive State of California matching grant funds, subject to all of the accountability safeguards specified below. ACCOUNTABILITY SAFEGUARDS The provisions in this section are specifically included in this proposition in order that the voters and taxpayers of the District may be assured that their money will be spent to address specific facilities needs of the District, all in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution, and the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 (codified at Sections 15264 and following of the California Education Code (the "Education Code ")). Evaluation of Needs. The Board of Education of the District (the "Board ") has prepared an updated facilities plan in order to evaluate and address all of the facilities needs of the District at each campus and facility, and to determine which projects to finance from a local bond at this time. The Board hereby certifies that it has evaluated safety, class size reduction and information technology needs in developing the Bond Project List. Limitations on Use of Bonds. Proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this proposition shall be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, including, to the extent permitted by law, the acquisition or lease of real property in connection with an existing or future financing of the specific school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List, including the prepayment of existing or future interim lease, certificate of participation or lease revenue bond financings, and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other school operating expenses. Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee. The Board shall establish an independent citizens' oversight committee (pursuant to Education Code Section Di acknowledges that bond funds will or may be used to fund all or a portion of the local share for any eligible joint -use projects identified in the Bond Project List or as otherwise permitted by California State regulations, as the Board shall determine. Single Purpose. All of the purposes enumerated in this proposition shall be united and voted upon as one single proposition, pursuant to Education Code Section 15100, and all the enumerated purposes shall constitute the specific single purpose of the bonds, and proceeds of the bonds shall be spent only for such purpose, pursuant to California Government Code Section 53410. Other Terms of the Bonds. When sold, the bonds shall bear interest at an annual rate not exceeding the statutory maximum, and that interest shall be made payable at the time or times permitted by law. The bonds may be issued and sold in several series, and no bond shall be made to mature more than the statutory maximum number of years from the date borne by that bond. BOND PROJECT LIST The Bond Project List below lists the specific projects the District proposes to finance with proceeds of the bonds. The Bond Project List shall be considered a part of the bond proposition and shall be reproduced in any official document required to contain the full statement of the bond proposition. Listed projects will be completed as needed at a particular school or facility site according to Board - established priorities, and the order in which such projects appear on the Bond Project List is not an indication of priority for funding or completion. Each project is assumed to include its share of costs of the election and bond issuance, construction- related costs, such as project and construction management, architectural, engineering, inspection and similar planning and testing costs, demolition and interim housing costs, legal, accounting and similar fees, costs related to the independent annual financial and performance audits, a contingency for unforeseen design and construction costs, and other costs incidental to and necessary for completion of the listed projects (whether the related work is performed by the District or third parties). The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded, and projects are completed. In addition, certain construction funds expected from non -bond sources, including State of California grant funds for eligible projects, have not yet been secured. Therefore, the Board cannot guarantee that the bonds will provide sufficient funds to allow completion of all listed projects. Alternatively, if the District obtains unexpected funds from non -bond sources with respect to listed projects, such projects may be enhanced, supplemented or expanded to the extent of such funds. Some projects may be subject to further government approvals, including by State officials and boards and /or local environmental or agency approval. Inclusion of a project on the Bond Project List is not a guarantee that the project will be completed. The specific projects authorized to be financed with proceeds of the bonds under this proposition are as follows: 41 ARELLANES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and computer systems to keep pace with technology • Acquire, replace, upgrade and/or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and communication systems ARELLANES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (continued) • Repair or replace roofs, flooring, plumbing and electrical systems • Acquire, install and /or construct shaded areas /structures on campus • Acquire and install drinking fountains • Expand kindergarten playground area /green space • Acquire, construct and /or install storage containers, sheds and /or facilities ARELLANES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL • Construct or acquire and install a science lab and equip and fumish such lab • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and computer systems to keep pace with technology • Acquire, replace, upgrade and /or install student safety and security systems; including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and communication systems • Repair or replace roofs, flooring, plumbing and electrical systems + Construct or acquire and install physical education changing room facilities 43 EL CAMINO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Renovate, modernize and upgrade technology lab • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and computer systems to keep pace with technology • Acquire, replace, upgrade and /or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and communication systems • Repair or replace roofs, flooring, plumbing and electrical systems • Construct, acquire and install a running track • Construct or acquire and install covered outdoor seating areas; acquire and install related tables FAIRLAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL • Improve, renovate, repair, resurface, upgrade and /or expand pick -up and drop -off zones and parking lots to improve student safety and traffic flow • Acquire, replace, upgrade and /or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and communication systems • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and computer systems to keep pace with technology • Repair or replace roofs, flooring, plumbing and electrical systems • Construct or acquire and install covered outdoor seating areas; acquire and install related tables FESLER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL • Modernize, repair and upgrade computer labs • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and computer systems to keep pace with technology • Acquire, replace, upgrade and /or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and communication systems 45 OAKLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL • Improve, renovate, repair, resurface, upgrade and /or expand pick -up and drop -off zones and parking lots to improve student safety and traffic flow • Install plumbing /water access to and in portable buildings • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and computer systems to keep pace with technology • Acquire, replace, upgrade and /or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and communication systems • Repair or replace roofs, flooring, plumbing and electrical systems ONTIVEROS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and computer systems to keep pace with technology • Acquire and install a portable building for small group instruction • Acquire, replace, upgrade and /or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and communication systems • Repair or replace roofs, flooring, plumbing and electrical systems • Acquire, install and /or construct shaded areas /structures on campus SANCHEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and computer systems to keep pace with technology • Acquire, replace, upgrade and /or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and communication systems • Repair or replace roofs, flooring, plumbing and electrical systems • Acquire, install and /or construct shaded areas /structures and benches on campus • Construct, repair, replace and/or improve gutters to improve drainage and landscaping 47 TOMMIE KUNST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL • Acquire, install and upgrade technology equipment, fixtures and infrastructure • Expand, reconfigure and /or renovate food service facilities • Construct, acquire and install a running track • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and computer systems to keep pace with technology • Acquire, replace, upgrade and /or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and communication systems • Repair or replace roofs, flooring, plumbing and electrical systems TUNELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL • Upgrade classrooms, science labs, and computer systems to keep pace with technology • Acquire, replace, upgrade and /or install student safety and security systems, including lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and communication systems • Repair or replace roofs, flooring, plumbing and electrical systems • Construct or acquire and install covered outdoor seating areas; acquire and install related tables NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Acquisition and construction of a new elementary school and related facilities, including: • Acquisition of sites and any rights -of -way and easements made necessary by construction of such facilities • Planning, designing, and constructing the school and related facilities, including costs related to construction services, architectural design, engineering, site inspection and testing services and plan review fees • Associated onsite and offsite development, demolition of existing structures, and other improvements made necessary for construction of such facilities • Construction of such school and related facilities and grounds, including necessary supporting infrastructure • Acquisition and installation of furnishings and equipment related to the constructed facilities • All or portions of these facilities may be used as joint -use projects within the meaning of Section 17077.42(c) of the Education Code (or any successor provision). 49 MISCELLANEOUS I All listed bond protects include the following as needed: I • Planning, designing and providing temporary housing necessary for listed bond projects • The inspection, sampling and analysis of grounds, buildings and building materials to determine the presence of hazardous materials or substances, including asbestos, lead, etc., and the encapsulation, removal, disposal and other remediation or control of such hazardous materials and substances • The inspection and analysis of grounds, buildings and structures to assess health and safety risks to students, faculty, staff, parents and the public and compliance with local, state and federal building, health, safety, access and other related requirements, including seismic safety requirements, Field Act requirements and access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the improvement, correction, repair or renovation of such grounds, buildings and structures or portions thereof identified as such health and safety risks or acquire, install and/or construct other improvements to comply with such laws and requirements • Necessary onsite and offsite preparation or restoration in connection with new construction, renovation or remodeling, or installation or removal of relocatable buildings, including demolition of structures; removing, replacing, or installing irrigation, drainage, utility lines (gas, water, sewer, electrical, data and voice, etc.), trees and landscaping; relocating fire access roads; and acquiring any necessary easements, licenses, land or rights of way made necessary by listed bond projects • Address other unforeseen conditions revealed by construction, renovation or modernization (including plumbing or gas line breaks, dry rot, seismic and structural deficiencies, etc.) • Acquire or construct storage facilities and other space on an interim basis, as needed to accommodate construction materials, equipment, and personnel, and interim classrooms (including relocatables) for students and school functions or other storage for classroom materials displaced during construction • Fumishing and equipping of classrooms and other school facilities; furnishing and equipping shall include initial purchases, and scheduled and necessary replacements, upgrades and updating of technology • All other costs and work necessary and incidental to the listed bond projects • Acquisition of all or a portion of any school site or facility, or an interest therein, or make lease payments with respect to any school site or facility, encumbered in order to finance or refinance the listed bond projects pursuant to a lease, certificate of participation or lease revenue bond financing 51 TAX RATE STATEMENT FOR MEASURE T -14 An election will be held in the Santa Maria - Bonita School District (the "District ") on November 4, 2014, to authorize the sale of up to $45,000,000 in bonds of the District to finance school facilities as described in the proposition. If the bonds are approved, the District expects to issue the Bonds in multiple series over time. Principal and interest on the bonds will be payable from the proceeds of tax levies made upon the taxable property in the District. The following information is provided in compliance with Sections 9400 through 9404 of the California Elections Code. 1. The best estimate of the tax which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the first series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 2.575 cents per $100 ($25.75 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2015 -16. 2. The best estimate of the tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue during the first fiscal year after the sale of the last series of bonds, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 2.407 cents per $100 ($24.07 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2021 -22. 3. The best estimate of the highest tax rate which would be required to be levied to fund this bond issue, based on estimated assessed valuations available at the time of filing of this statement, is 2.582 cents per $100 ($25.82 per $100,000) of assessed valuation in fiscal year 2019 -20. Voters should note that estimated tax rates are based on the ASSESSED VALUE of taxable property on the County's official tax rolls, not on the property's market value, which could be more or less than the assessed value. In addition, taxpayers eligible for a property tax exemption, such as the homeowner's exemption, will be taxed at a lower effective tax rate than described above. Certain taxpayers may also be eligible to postpone payment of taxes. Property owners should consult their own property tax bills and tax advisors to determine their property's assessed value and any applicable tax exemptions. Attention of all voters is directed to the fact that the foregoing information is based upon the District's projections and estimates only, which are not binding upon the District. The actual tax rates and the years in which they will apply may vary from those presently estimated, due to variations from these estimates in the timing of bond sales, the amount of bonds sold and market interest rates at the time of each sale, and actual assessed valuations over the term of repayment of the bonds. The dates of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the District based on need for construction funds and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of each sale. Actual future assessed valuation will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the District as determined by the County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process. s/ Phillip L. Alvarado Superintendent of Schools Santa Maria - Bonita School District 53 i COUNTY I� i COUNTY SUPERVISOR COUNTY CLERK - RECORDER tttt! 4th District Vote for One i Vote for One i CAREN RAY TOMMY GONG i Appointed Supervisor /Educator Assistant Clerk- Recorder i LYNN COMPTON AMANDA S. KING i Rancher /Small Businesswoman Deputy Clerk- Recorder Write -in Write -in i This is the ballot for County i i Clerk- Recorder that will be _ _ presented to voters in _ Supervisorial Districts 1, 3 & 5 _ i In Districts 2 & 4, the order of the i i candidates will be reversed. i iiiiii, iiil�. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii tit.�rir.■ L 55 1 DECLARACION DE LA CANDIDATA A LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES, DISTRITO 4 CAREN RAY Edad: 46 Ocupaci6n: Actual Supervisora del Condado, Distrito 4; Educadora Educacion y Competencias: Como su Supervisora, he equilibrado el presupuesto del Condado y he ayudado a construir una reserva, todo esto sin aumentar los impuestos. Soy una conservadora fiscal con la experiencia para tomar decisiones dificiles y as[ proteger al Condado del Sur. Una decada de liderazgo comprobado como Supervisora, Miembro del Concejo de la Ciudad y Comisionada de Planificaci6n me ha hecho ganar el respaldo de the Tribune, los Alguaciles Adjuntos, los Bomberos de Cal Fire, y empresarios reconocidos y lideres de la comunidad. Ademas de que impulso al Condado a asumir un papel de liderazgo en la conservaci6n del agua, trabajo para diversificar nuestro suministro de agua y garantizar que los nuevos desarrollos de las mermadas cuencas no usen mas agua. He proporcionado al Departamento del Alguacil el equipo que necesita para luchar contra la delincuencia, combatir a las pandillas a interceptar pe uenas embarcaciones. Trabaje para crear la Autoridad de Prevenci6n de Incendios de las Cinco Ciudades, que mejor6 la protecci6n contra incendios y ahorr6 $150,000 d6lares al ant a los contribuyentes. El Condado del Sur es un lugar exceptional y estoy luchando para garantizar que no se ponga en marcha ningun proyecto petrolero que pueda danar nuestros pintorescos valles, nuestra creciente economia, nuestro turismo, o nuestra agua. Ahora mas que nunca necesitamos un liderazgo experimentado para proteger nuestra calidad de vida. Quiero defender al Condado del Sur. Me encantaria escuchar sus ideas en electcarenray @gmail.com o en el 805 - 234 -1270. DECLARACION DE LA CANDIDATA A LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES, DISTRITO 4 LYNN COMPTON Ocupacion: Ganadera, Propietaria de Pequena Empresa Educacion y Competencias: El Condado de San Luis Obispo es un lugar al que me enorgullece Ilamar mi hogar — donde trabajo, vivo, y formo mi familia. Despues de graduarme de la Purdue University con una licenciatura en Negocios Agricolas, he pasado casi 30 anos trabajando en la industria agricola. A to largo del camino obtuve un titulo en derecho y mi esposo y yo iniciamos una pequena empresa de suministros agricolas. Como propietaria de una pequena empresa, he visto de primera mano c6mo el gobierno del condado puede dificultar la administraci6n de un negocio y la creaci6n de empleos. He visto c6mo las tarifas y las regulaciones excesivas desalientan a las personas de iniciar o hacer crecer un negocio o contratar empleados. Es por esto que me estoy postulando para ser Supervisora del Condado. Mis metas son sencillas: Mejorar nuestro entorno empresarial; defender la Propuesta 13; hacer que el gobierno del Condado de San Luis Obispo sea mas eficiente y efectivo en su servicio a los residentes; y luchar por el control local, en lugar de que los politicos de Sacramento tomen las decisiones por nosotros. Como Supervisora, escuchare sus inquietudes y brindare una voz independiente al Condado de San Luis Obispo. Y siempre luchare para fortalecer la seguridad publica y mantener a salvo a nuestras familias. Le pido humildemente su voto para ser Supervisora del Condado. Por favor Ilameme para cualquier pregunta que tenga al (805) 345 -6323 o visite www.LynnCompton.com. CS- 0320 -2 N SL 003 -017 57 DECLARACION DEL CANDIDATO A SECRETARIO Y FUNCIONARIO DEL REGISTRO PUBLICO DEL CONDADO TOMMY GONG Edad: 49 Ocupacion: Secretario y Funcionario Ad unto del Registro Publico, Director de la Bruce Lee Foundation, Exalumno de Liderazgo de Educacivn y Competencias: En 2005, el actual Secretario y Funcionario del Registro Publico me eli�i6 pars ser el segundo al mando en el cargo. Como jefe adjunto del departamento, superviso a los diversos registradores pubhcos adjuntos. Pertenezco al equipo de altos directivos que dirige las elecciones, desarrolla el presupuesto anual, establece las political departamentales, y toma decisiones sobre el personal. Como su Secretario y Funcionario del Registro Publico, me comprometo a continuar la excelencia del servicio publico pprotegiendo los registros del condado Ilevando a cabo elecciones justas a imparciales. Adoptare tecnologias nuevas y actualizadyas de elecciones y registro para modernizar el cargo. aumentar ]a transparencia y melorar el serviclo al p6blico. Antes de mudarme con mi familia al Condado de San Luis Obispo, obtuve un titulo de licenciatura en la U.C. Berkeley, una Maestria en Administracion de Emppresas en la Universidad Estatai de San Francisco, y una Certificacion Profesional en Administracion Electoral de California. Actualmente sign un programa nacional de tres anos para ser Administrador Certificado Electoral /de Registro, Mi liderazgo eficiente, efectivo y apartidista ha hecho que mi candidatura cuente con el apoyo de los cinco Supervisores del Condado (Mecham, Arnold, Hill, Gibson y Ray), del Alguacil Ian Parkinson, del Fiscal de Distrito electo Dan Dow, del Asesor Tom Bordonaro, del Superintendente Escolar Julian Crocker, de varios miembros del Concejo de la Ciudad y de lideres de la comunidad de todo el condado. Respetuosamente pido su voto. Por favor visite www.tommygong.com. DECLARACION DE LA CANDID .4TA A SECRETARIA Y FUNCIONARIA DEL REGISTRO PUBLICO DEL CONDADO AMANDA S. KING Ocupacift Secretaria y Funcionaria Adjunta del Registro Publico y Capacitadora de los Empleados del Distrito Electoral Educacion y Competencias: Un voto por mi, Amanda King, es un voto por un servicio continuo y de calidad al cliente por parte de la oficina del Secretario y Funcionario del Registro Publico del Condado. Yo tengo la experiencia que se necesita. Ya me conoce por mis mas de 8 anos en la oficina del Secretario yy Funcionario del Registro Publico. Puede que me haya vista registrando documentos oficiales o trabajando comp secretaria para las reuniones de la Junta de Apelaciones de Evaluacion. Quizas emiti su licencia de matrimonio, hice sus tramites ante Notano o FBN, o Reno su solicitud de certifcaciones del Registro Civil. Tal vez reviso la facilidad de acceso a su casilla electoral en el sitio web y vio la serve de fotografias que yo idee. Cuando fue a votar, yo estaba ahi, ayudando a que las elecciones se realizaran sin problemas gracias a la capacitaci6n que doy a los trabajadores del distrito electoral. Usted me conoce y yo conozco la Oficina del Secretario y Funcionario del Registro Poblico del Condado. Estoy comprometida a realizar elecciones transparentes y honestas, eliminar los registros de documentos fraudulentos, procesar las solicitudes vitales puntualmente, y mantener un registro preciso de las reuniones publicas. Mis estudios en resoluci6n de conflictos y mi experiencia en apoyo al cliente haran que la oficina trabaje sin problemas. Estoy orgullosa de haber pasado estos ultimos 8 anos melorando diariamente el aspecto economico, ambiental, y social de la calidad de vida en el Condado de San Luis Obispo. Le pido que me apoye con su voto y que visite www.kingforclerkrecorder.com para obtener mas informacion. Gracias. CS- 0330 -2 N SL 002 -017 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of Arroyo Grande BARBARA HARMON Age: 55 Occupation: Retired Probation Supervisor Education and Qualifications: As your City Council member, I will bring a new perspective that will promote the growth and prosperity of our local businesses and promote head of household jobs; protect our City's historical charm and agricultural heritage; keep our City safe; and question regulations that create new fees, assessments or raise taxes. My husband and I have lived in the Village of Arroyo Grande for almost 30 years. I'm proud to call Arroyo Grande my home. Arroyo Grande has given me so much that I'm compelled and dedicated to serve. I will listen to you and hear what you have to say. Together, we can make our City even better! For 23 years, I worked for the Santa Barbara County Probation Department as a Probation Officer and Supervisor. My county government experience includes budget proposals, strategic planning, policy development, grant implementation, process improvements, enforcement of state laws and working with the public. In December 2013, 1 was appointed to the Architectural Review Committee. In February 2014, 1 completed the County Citizen Planning Academy. I'm a member of the Bridge Street Bridge Committee and an avid bicyclist. With your support, we can bring a new perspective to the City Council. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of Arroyo Grande TIM BROWN Occupation: Incumbent, Workers' Compensation Consultant Education and Qualifications: I have served the community of Arroyo Grande both as a Planning Commissioner and City Council member for over 11 years. I feel that my experience makes me well suited for serving the citizens of Arroyo Grande. I have learned to balance the often competing interests of various stakeholders while making sound decisions. I have a strong work ethic and a record of doing my homework on important issues facing the City. I understand that, as a Planning Commissioner or as a Council Member I work for you. I am fiscally conservative regarding budget issues which will continue to serve the people well during these challenging times. For these reasons, I respectfully request your vote. 61 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR City of Atascadero CHARLES SCOVELL Occupation: Small Business Owner Education and Qualifications: I am a Certified Arborist/Contractor and have lived in Atascadero my whole life. I also have graduated as ASCC President/Trustee at Cuesta College 2013 -14. 1 have spent the last two years educating myself in government, parliamentary procedure, as well as, Law and Politics to be able to help our town thrive once again. I've seen the ups and downs our town has gone though and believe it's time to take a new approach on business and community events. By lowering fees I believe we can see better results for business growth and vitality. I'd like to see young business mentors through the chamber to help new businesses develop. By strengthening our town's economic interest I believe we can see Atascadero be competitive in the county once again; let's give businesses incentives to fill all the empty buildings. Resources such as, Stadium Park, Sunken Gardens, and Atascadero Lake can be used to generate revenue instead of suppressing our town with fees. Plain and simple we need more for the kids to do; I am extremely concerned about the heroin problem that has devastated so many of our families and I'm ready to fight. So join me and let's build a community! STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR City of Atascadero TOM O'MALLEY Age: 64 Occupation: Mayor, Business Owner Education and Qualifications: It was my honor to be our City's first elected Mayor and on City Council since 2002. My leadership as Chairperson on many regional Boards secured funding for our Highway 101/41 overpass, Lewis Avenue Bridge and Transit Center. Accomplishments while on Council include Sunken Gardens, downtown revitalization, Galaxy Theatre, Youth /Community Center, our Lake /Park Zoo/Veteran's Memorial and the restoration of our Historic City Hall. Appointed by the Governor to a five county Regional Water Quality Control Board, I've worked through complex environmental and economic challenges facing our area. An Atascadero native, I graduated from AHS, Cuesta (Student Body President), UCSB (BA- Economics) and Cal Poly (MA). My wife, Peggy, and I have three grown children; Maggie, Merry and Trevor. We own and operate Portola Inn B & B and Event Center. We are active in Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis. I am the son of one of Atascadero's first firefighters and have worked to increase public safety. My vision for Atascadero includes a balanced local economy, activities and venues for residents and visitors of all ages, the opportunity for all families to have a home, and preservation of our small town ambiance. I ask for your vote for Mayor on November 4th. 63 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of Atascadero HEATHER MORENO Age: 46 Occupation: Appointed Councilmember, Local Business Owner Education and Qualifications: In 1990 1 received my Bachelor's degree in Accounting from CSU, Fullerton and subsequently earned my CPA license from the State Board of Accountancy. I'm currently the Controller for Paranetics Technology, Inc. a company that manufactures cargo parachutes for the U.S. military. I'm also the owner of a local small business. While on Council I've served on the Design Review Committee, as Chair of the Finance Committee, and Director on the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority board. I will continue to advocate for a strong local economy, citizen engagement and transparency, fiscal responsibility, and positive community partnerships. The City must continue to use taxpayer dollars wisely. I'm very aware that the City's money is your money, and I will use my experience as a CPA to ensure responsible spending and balanced budgets. As for City regulations, they must make sense and not place an undue burden on residents. I will also work to maintain local control, which is critical to preserving the uniqueness of Atascadero. It is a great honor serving our City and I take seriously the responsibilities of the office. I'd be honored to have your vote to serve the next four years. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of Atascadero CHUCK WARD Occupation: Retired Corporate Managing Director Education and Qualifications: I'm a candidate for City Council because of my proven track record and reputation as a problem solving, get -it -done kind of guy who cares for our community. I will complement and add a focused balance on getting key economic development projects accomplished. Marine Corps Officer, Graduate University of Pennsylvania- Engineering /Business, Eagle Scout and attended Public High School. 35 years international business executive, retired as Founding CEO of an International Corporation. Family man, married 49 years to Barbara Ward, two sons and one granddaughter. Community involvement: Former Chairman Atascadero Planning Commission, instrumental in fundraising and building of "Faces of Freedom" Veterans Memorial, "Purple Heart Trail" Project, "Your American Heritage Monument" and the future "Charles Paddock Zoo Statue" Project. Member Marine Corps League, Military Order of the World Wars, Past President Military Officers Association of America, Atascadero Historical Society, and Grizzly Academy Youth Leadership Program. I enthusiastically support sensible economic development including: Wal -Mart and related Projects; completing Colony Square Project, including the "Pedestrian Bridge ", connecting Sunken Gardens with targeted retail development of the creek side area complementing existing downtown (Main Street) enhancements; ECHO Homeless Project. I would be honored to have your vote: "Let's Get It Done" WebSite: www.chuckwardforcouncil.org 65 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR City of Grover Beach JOHN P. SHOALS Age: 53 Occupation: Government Relations Representative Education and Qualifications: Cal Poly Graduate in City and Regional Planning I am committed to serving our community and optimistic about Grover Beach's future. As the City's first directly elected mayor, I understand the challenges facing us. During my 10 years in office, we had many accomplishments with limited resources including: securing an agreement with the State to ensure approval and development of the Beachfront Lodge, investing over $10 million on infrastructure and streets, and improving fire /rescue response. While we had notable achievements, there is more work to be done. I will focus on: completing the Beachfront Lodge project, street maintenance and repair, water supply and quality, business retention and recruitment, and emergency services. The Mayor must work effectively with business owners, governmental agencies and community members to find real solutions. They must be a strong individual that has the trust and respect of their peers and creditability with regional and state agencies to put Grover Beach in the best position to succeed. I am that person. You have seen the positive results of my work and dedication to this community. I will be open to the public, listen to your concerns and work with you. I would appreciate your vote. Please visit www.johnshoals.com. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR City of Grover Beach DEBBIE PETERSON Occupation: Mayor of Grover Beach, Businesswoman Education and Qualifications: I've been honored to serve as your first directly - elected female mayor since December 2012. Since then, we've ceased furloughs, accelerated our residential streets rehabilitation project, and continued activities to improve our Grover Beach economy. In representing you, I've driven statewide to meet with our Governor's staff, legislators and state agencies, completed final approval of our long awaited beachfront lodge and conference center, worked to help craft our first ever comprehensive street restoration project, and implemented plans to connect Grover Beach businesses into the global fiber optic cables that land on our beach. Grover Beach will now attract high paying technology jobs. You entrust me, your mayor, with carrying out our community vision and overseeing resources to protect our small -town quality of life. I stand for straightforward approachable government. I reach out across wide political chasms. I speak up to represent you. My experience as a business owner equipped me to launch the 2013 reorganization that restored relations with the water board and transformed years of $1,000,000 annual sewer district losses to operating $426,726 in the black, generating funds to address water shortages. Please vote November 4th: Debbie Peterson for Mayor. I'd love to hear from you. My cell: (805) 550 - 4490. www.MayorDebbiePeterson.com 67 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR City of El Paso de Robles STEVEN W. MARTIN Occupation: Self- Employed Businessman Education and Qualifications: I am a 40 -year resident of Paso Robles currently serving on the Paso Robles City Council having been elected in 2012. 1 also served on the City Council between 1987 and 1996, as Mayor 1988 -1990. My wife and I have raised our family in Paso Robles and, in addition to my Council service, I also have been active in many local service organizations. I have been endorsed for the office of Mayor of the City of Paso Robles by local citizens as well as elected and appointed representatives at the local and state levels. I have the skills, experience and passion to serve effectively as Mayor. If Paso Robles is to continue to be successful, a place where its citizens can live, work and shop, we must aggressively manage our water supplies, actively retain and recruit new industry to diversify our employment base, and continue to restore the city services sacrificed during the recent recession. We must also continue to work for government accountability, improved public safety, and expanded recreational and cultural opportunities. As your Mayor I will listen, lead and communicate. For more information I invite you to visit www.MartinForMayor.org, and I respectfully ask for your vote. Thank you. DECLARACION DEL CANDIDATO A ALCALDE Ciudad de El Paso de Robles STEVEN W. MARTIN Ocupacion: Empresario Independiente Educacion y Competencias: Soy residence de 40 anos de Paso de Robles yy actualmente sirvo en el Goncejo Municipal de Paso Robles, desde que fui electo en 2012. Tambien funggi como miembro del Conceto Municipal entre 1987 y 1996, y como Alcalde de 1988 a 1990. Mi esposa y yo formamos nuestra familia en Paso Robles y, ademas de mi servicio en el Concejo, tamb€en he participado en muchas organizaciones locales de servicio. He recibido el respaldo de ciudadanos locales asi como de representantes electos y designados a nivel local y estatal Para el cargo de Alcalde de la Ciudad de Paso Robles. Tengo las habilidades, la experiencia y la pasion que se necesitan para colaborar efectivamente como Alcalde. Si queremos que Paso Robles s €ga siendo un lugar exitoso, donde sus ciudadanos puedan viv €r, trabajar y comprar, tenemos que administrar energicamente nuestros suministros de agua, retener y reclutar activamente nuevas industrias para diversificar nuestra base de empleo y segu€r restaurando los servicos de la cludad que fueron sacrificados durante la reces€on rec €ente. Tambien debemos seguair trabajando para conseguir la responsabilidad gubernamental, la mejora de la seguridad ppublica y la expansion de las oportunidades recreativas y culturales. Como su Alcalde, escuchare, liderare y comun €care. Para obtener mas informacion to invito a visitar www.MartinForMayor.org, y le pido respetuosamente su voto. Gracias. CS- 0420 -1 N SL 021 -020 •• STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of El Paso de Robles DUANE PICANCO Occupation: Mayor, Retired Businessman Education and Qualifications: As your mayor, I have helped steer our City through tough economic times! We have a balanced budget and no deficit spending. Through smart planning, we now have the funds to begin increasing the staff for the Police Department and to begin the much needed maintenance to the roads, parks, and public buildings throughout our City! I have focused on using our funds to fix problems and not analyze them with excessive reports! I raised my children in Paso Robles! I actively volunteer in many organizations including Lions Club, Youth Baseball, Youth Football, St. Rose Church, the County's LAFCO Board, CAP SLO. I always support cooperation between the City and the Public Schools for the betterment of the students and the community. It is time to engage the community and volunteers to improve our City in this time of need. Keeping our community safe and prosperous for our residents has been my primary focus throughout many years of serving my community. I represent you! Real experience gives real knowledge for real responsible decisions! I am here to work with you! Thank you for your vote! Together, we will make Paso Robles an even better place to live!!!. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of El Paso de Robles STEVE GREGORY Age: 62 Occupation: Businessman, Planning Commissioner Education and Qualifications: Paso Robles is a wonderful place to live and to work. As a 34 year resident, I am committed to balancing our quality of life with the success of our local businesses and new economic development. The challenges are many, but I have the varied experience in both private business and as a volunteer in local government to meet those complex challenges. I am committed to returning City services that are important to residents, including reopening Centennial pool. I strongly believe in increased government transparency about projects and finances and in using technology for easier public access. I strongly believe in economic development and I support new businesses, streamlined City approval processes, and supporting our existing businesses. We need to do more for our residents and businesses and we can! As a Planning Commissioner for 5+ years, I know how to prepare for City Council work and I know how to involve the community, businesses, and City staff in moving the City forward. I have a large and small business background, I know this City well, and I am fiscally responsible. I pledge to work hard for our City and I respectfully ask for your vote. gregoryforpaso.net 71 DECLARACION DEL CANDIDATO A MIEMBRO DEL CONCEJO MUNICIPAL Ciudad de El Paso de Robles JIM REED Ocupaci6n: Disenador Independiente, Dibujante Educacion y Competencias: Cuando me mude aqui, hace mas de veintisiete anos, Paso Robles era una comunidad basada en los valores y principios de un pueblo pequeno. Las decisiones de todos los dias se tomaban con esos ideales en mente. Hoy en dia, las decisiones que se toman en nuestra representaci6n son dirigidas por influencias externas. El resultado de esta politica es que Paso Robles ya no es la comunidad amigable para las familias con la calidad de villa que deseamos. Despues de anos de presenciar la erosion de nuestros principios y valores, hemos Ilegado al punto en que los ciudadanos ya no estan siendo representados. Los ciudadanos ahora sienten que son invisibles a irrelevantes en cuanto a las decisiones que se toman en su nombre. Por ejemplo, hace dos anos, los ciudadanos querian que se inaugurara la Piscina Centennial para dar trabajos de verano a nuestros j6venes, clases de nataci6n, y un buen lugar para que las familias socializaran. Aun as!, la piscina esta cerrada. Esto tiene que cambiar. Los valores y principios de los ciudadanos deben ser respetados. Veo que se necesita un liderazgo fuerte y con principios que realmente escuche y represente los puntos de vista y las solicitudes de los ciudadanos. Le pido su voto. Para obtener mas informaci6n, por favor visite mi sitio web; JimReed4Paso.com. DECLARACION DEL CANDIDATO A MIEMBRO DEL CONCEJO MUNICIPAL Ciudad de El Paso de Robles DUANE PICANCO Ocupaci6n: Alcalde, Empresario Jubilado Educacion y Competencias: Como su alcalde, the ayudado a dirigir nuestra ciudad en los tiempos econ6micos dif!ciles! Tenemos un presupuesto equilibrado y no tenemos gasto deficitario. Gracias a la planificaci6n inteligente, iahora tenemos los fondos necesarios para empezar a aumentar el personal del Departamento de Policia a iniciar el mantenimiento tan necesario de las calles, los parques y los edificios publicos de nuestra Ciudad! iMe he enfocado en utilizar nuestros fondos para arreglar los problemas y no para analizarlos con informes excesivos! iCrie a mis hijos en Paso Robles! Soy voluntario activo en muchas organizaciones como el Club de Leones, Beisbol Juvenil, Futbol Juvenil, la Iglesia St. Rose, la Junta de la LAFCO del Condado, CAP SLO. Siempre he apoyado la cooperaci6n entre la Ciudad y las Escuelas Publicas para la mejora de los estudiantes y la comunidad. Es el momento de hacer participar a la comunidad y a los voluntarios para mejorar nuestra Ciudad en esta epoca de necesidad. Mantener a nuestra comunidad segura y pr6spera para nuestros residentes ha sido mi objetivo principal a to largo de varios anos de servicio a mi comunidad. iYo to represento! iLa experiencia real proporciona conocimiento real para decisiones responsables reales! iEstoy aqui para trabajar con usted! iGracias por su voto! Juntos, iiiharemos de Paso Robles un lugar aun mejor para vivir!!! CS -0430-4 N SL 021 -024 73 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR City of Pismo Beach SHELLY HIGGINBOTHAM Age: 57 Occupation: Incumbent Mayor Education and Qualifications: MS degree in Psychology, 2 years serving on Pismo Beach Park, Recreation Beautification Commission, 6 years serving as a Pismo Beach City Council member, 4 years serving as Pismo Beach Mayor. I am proud of the accomplishments of our Pismo Beach City Council. Working together, we have accomplished many important goals: maintaining a balanced budget and increased reserves, improving our ocean water quality, completion of boardwalk connections at the pier, construction of beach access stairs, continued investment in maintaining public safety, adoption of a downtown strategic plan, funding a citywide street paving program, construction of a low income housing project, approval of the Shell Beach streetscape plan, and completion of many city park improvements. I currently serve as the President of San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), President of Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Vice Chair of South County Transit (SCT), President of the Channel Counties Division of the League of California Cities, and serve as a member of the League of California Cities Coastal Cities Issue Group. I will continue to work hard to represent you and would sincerely appreciate your vote on November 4. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR City of Pismo Beach KEVIN KREOWSKI Occupation: Business Owner Education and Qualifications: My name is Kevin Kreowski and I am running for Mayor. I grew up here on the Central Coast and attended High School and College here. I served our country in the U.S. Border Patrol where I finished my career as a decorated, senior administrator. Presently, I own an art gallery in Shell Beach. I believe in the core values of the City of Pismo Beach and I will work to preserve our "Small- Beach - Town" character. I feel that we need to evaluate the proposals for "new- housing - developments" on our hillsides and to listen to our citizens on the issues of sustained and planned growth. Clearly, we are a tourist -based economy that has thrived here and we should continue to focus on that vital segment of our economy. I strongly believe in a community-based city government that involves its citizens in the decision - making process, especially when it impacts our neighborhoods. I will preserve, enhance and protect our beaches, parks and trails, to support the update of our infrastructure that includes creating a gray -water sewer system and enhanced water supplies. It will be my honor to be your mayor. I promise to never forget that I serve you, the people of Pismo Beach. 75 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of Pismo Beach MARCIA GUTHRIE Occupation: Real Estate Sales and Investments Education and Qualifications: I believe we can maintain and preserve our quality of life, flourish as a tourist destination and still be a great place to live. We are best served when public officials listen to residents. I will listen and take action. I understand the issues facing our community and will be your voice at City Hall. I support: Measure H -14, the citizen based Initiative allowing voters of Pismo Beach to decide on large developments proposed for Price Canyon. Prioritizing the enhancement of our downtown which includes listening to the downtown Business Owners and Hoteliers. Moving forward with real solutions to existing traffic, congestion, and parking. Preserving existing water supplies for current residents. Our City Council has already overcommitted what little water we have. Responsible and balanced growth. About me: Self- Employed in real estate sales and investments for 26 years. Past Parks, Recreation and Beautification Commission Member. Past Shell Beach PTO Board Member. I am not beholden to any special interest. Fiscally conservative non - politician with fresh ideas and solutions — and the passion and tenacity to get things done. This city belongs to all of us. It would be an honor to serve you on the City Council. I respectfully ask for your vote. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of Pismo Beach SHEILA BLAKE Age: 71 Occupation: Retired Airline Supervisor Education and Qualifications: Graduate of Michigan State University. What kind of City do you want to show your grandkids when they visit? A clean, safe beach. A downtown with nearby parking, a place to sit — perhaps an outdoor table to have a cup of coffee. Going to the airport via Price Canyon Road, on your left is The Pismo Preserve, permanently protected open space. On your right is Price Canyon — a timeless tableau of oak trees, canyons, and unbroken vistas. I support all of this. But I am also a fiscal conservative, and know that we need the economic benefits which come from growth within the City. I am running for office to offer the public a choice. If only the incumbents run for re- election, that is hardly a choice. I support the Ballot Measure H -14 which lets the public vote on any proposed large annexation in Price Canyon. We need to begin upgrades to our wastewater treatment facility to re- capture the gallons we discard daily. We need to examine and execute a plan to expand parking opportunities citywide. Pismo Beach is an incredible place to live, work, and visit. We have an opportunity to make it even better! I would appreciate your vote. 77 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of San Luis Obispo DAN RIVOIRE Occupation: Non - Profit Executive Director Education and Qualifications: San Luis Obispo residents are unified by the desire to preserve our incredible quality of life. Serving on the City Council requires a resolute commitment to local success, providing the leadership necessary to build consensus between retirees, business owners, new families, young professionals and students. My sense of devotion to public service began while serving as a local Americorps member and quickly through two terms as the chair of the San Luis Obispo Chamber's Sustainability and Resources Committee. As the executive director of a local organization devoted to improving transportation infrastructure, I have spent five years gaining a deep understanding of government and the challenges small businesses face everyday. I currently serve as chair of the Safe Routes to School Regional Task Force, co -chair of County Public Health's Injury Prevention Coalition, a member of the Healthy Eating Active Living Coalition, the Downtown Association's Parking Committee, and the Chamber's Economic Development and Land Use and Circulation Element committees. My wife Megan and I look forward to raising a family here. We respect the foundation built by past officials and will honor their decisions by bringing a renewed focus to completing essential infrastructure improvements and enhancing community well being. www.voterivoire.com STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of San Luis Obispo CARLYN CHRISTIANSON Occupation: City Council Member Education and Qualifications: I am grateful to serve on the City Council. Since the voters entrusted this seat to me in the special election last year, I've delivered on my promises: integrity, transparency, and a no- nonsense attitude coupled with a calm, balanced, thoughtful approach to the city's challenges, whether in the areas of financial responsibility, homelessness, land use planning, or safeguarding our beautiful greenbelt. A resident for 25 years, mother of two sons, I've been an active volunteer for local nonprofits, always promoting the connection between a healthy environment and a healthy economy. I remain strongly committed to San Luis Obispo's fundamental values of environmental protection, cultural richness, economic vitality and fair, sensible government. San Luis Obispo is thriving but we have hard choices ahead. My business experience provides useful skills to make decisions critical to our future, like those regarding employee compensation, infrastructure financing, and housing. I'm committed to tackling budget issues such as unfunded pension liabilities. I approved the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans; insured our water supply was safe and clean; encouraged neighborhood wellness solutions; supported open space maintenance efforts; and continue to explore climate change responses and new workforce housing opportunities. I ask for your vote. Please contact me at carlynpc6d�gmail.com or 805 - 550 -9320. 79 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL City of San Luis Obispo GORDON MULLIN Occupation: Financial Advisor, Businessman Education and Qualifications: I am a Financial Advisor and a San Luis High School grad with a degree in Economics. I am involved with our community and have served with many non - profits including - Big Brothers /Big Sisters; Elks Club; SLO Bike Club; SLO County Bike Coalition; SLO Sportsman's Association; Project Lifesaver; SESLOC Credit Union Supervisory Committee; SLO Chamber of Commerce; Long -Term Care Ombudsman; Area Agency on Aging; SLO County Commission on Aging; Laguna Lake Mobile Homeowners Association. One of my concerns is fiscal stability. With increasing demands on our safety staff, roads and infrastructure, I will insure that our city government develops a foundation of fiscal responsibility. We must keep spending within our means. We must not overreach. I'm also in favor of a periodic review of city regulations to uncover what may be unintended consequences to our neighborhoods and businesses. I support a balanced solution to homelessness that both protects our neighborhoods and local businesses and provides needed services to those willing to actively take steps to move away from their current situation. I am an independent voice and I hope to serve that role on council. With my background in business and as an active volunteer, I am ready to serve. DECLARACION DE LA CANDIDATA A MIEMBRO DEL CONCEJO MUNICIPAL Ciudad de San Luis Obispo CARLYN CHRISTIANSON Ocupacion: Miembro del Concejo Municipal Education y Competencias: Estoy agradecida de servir en el Concejo Municipal. Desde que los votantes me confiaron este puesto en las elecciones especiales del ano pasado, he cumplido mis promesas: integridad, transparencia, y una actitud directa combinada con un enfoque sereno, equiiibrado y considerado ante los retos de la ciudad, ya sea en areas de responsabilidad fnanciera, falta de vivienda, planifcacion del use del suelo, o la salvaguardia de nuestras hermosas areas verdes. He vivido aqui durante 25 ar os, soy madre de dos hijos, he silo voluntaria activa en orcganizaciones sin fines de lucro locales, y siempre he promovido la conexion que hay entre un ambiente sano y una economia sana. Sigo firmemente comprometida con los valores fundamentales de San Luis Obispo de proteccion ambiental, riqueza cultural, vitalidad economica y un gobierno justo y sensato. San Luis Obispo prospera pero tendremos que tomar decisiones dificiles. Mi experiencia empresariai proporciona habilidades utiles para tomar decisiones criticas para nuestro futuro, Como las relativas a la compensacion de los empleados, el financiamiento de la infraestructura y la vivienda. Estoy comprometida a abordar temas presupuestales como las pensiones que carecen de capital de respaldo. Aprobe los Planes Maestros para Bicicletas y Peatones; me asegure de que nuestro suministro de agua fuera seguro y limpio; propicie soluciones para el bienestar de los vecindarios; respalde los esfuerzos de mantenimiento de los espacios abiertos; y sigo explorando respuestas al cambio climatico y nuevas oportunidades de vivienda para la fuerza laboral. Le pido su voto. Por favor contacteme en carlynpc @gmail.com o en el 805 - 550 -9320. CS- 0470 -3 81 N SL 002 -021 CITY OF ARROYO GRANDE FULL TEXT OF MEASURE C -14 CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ARROYO GRANDE ARTICLE I. MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS ARTICLE II. FORM OF GOVERNMENT ARTICLE III. CONTRACTS, PUBLIC FINANCING AND FRANCHISES ARTICLE IV. REVENUE RETENTION ARTICLE V. GENERAL LAWS ARTICLE VI. INTERPRETATION PREAMBLE WE THE PEOPLE of the City of Arroyo Grande declare our intent to restore our community to the historic principles of self - governance inherent in the doctrine of home -rule. Sincerely committed to the belief that local government has the closest affinity to the people governed, and firm in the conviction that the economic and fiscal independence of our local government will promote the health, safety and welfare of all the citizens of this City and better preserve its small town character and agricultural heritage, we do hereby exercise the express right granted by the Constitution of the State of California to enact and adopt this Charter for the City of Arroyo Grande. ARTICLE I. MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS Section 100. Municipal Affairs. The City shall have full power and authority to adopt, make, exercise and enforce all legislation, laws, and regulations and to take all actions relating to municipal affairs, without limitation, which may be lawfully adopted, made, exercised, taken or enforced under the Constitution of the State of California. Without limiting in any manner the foregoing power and authority, each of the powers, rights, and responsibilities described in this Charter is hereby declared to be a municipal affair, the performance of which is unique to the benefit and welfare of the citizens of the City of Arroyo Grande. Section 101. Incorporation and Succession. The City of Arroyo Grande, in the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, shall continue to be a municipal corporation under its present name City of Arroyo Grande. The boundaries of the City of Arroyo Grande shall continue as now established until changed in the manner authorized by law. The City of Arroyo Grande shall remain vested with and shall continue to own, have, possess, control and enjoy all property, rights of property and rights of action of every nature and description owned, had, possessed, controlled or enjoyed by it at the time this Charter takes effect, and is hereby declared to be the successor of same. It shall be subject to all debts, obligations and liabilities, which exist against the municipality at the time this Charter takes effect. All lawful ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations, or portions thereof, in force at the time this Charter takes effect and not in conflict with or inconsistent herewith, are hereby continued in force until the same have been duly repealed, amended, changed or superseded by proper authority. Section 102. No Increased Power to Tax. This Charter shall not be interpreted as giving the City greater authority to raise the level of taxes or to create new taxes beyond the powers granted to general law cities nor to exempt the City from any procedures for raising the level of taxes or for creating new taxes required by the law applicable to general law cities. Section 103. Zoning and General Plan Consistency. Zoning shall continue to be consistent with the City's General Plan, pursuant to requirements of the State law applicable to general law cities. 83 Section 302. Prevailing Wage. The City Council shall establish by Ordinance criteria and guidelines for determining when payment of prevailing wages will apply to any contract. Prevailing wages shall also apply if: (i) the prevailing wage is legally required, and constitutionally permitted, to be imposed; (ii) required by Federal or State grants pursuant to Federal or State law; (iii) the City Council does not consider the project to be a municipal affair. Section 303. Purchasing. The City shall have the power to establish standards, procedures, rules or regulations related to the purchasing of goods, property, or services, including, but not limited to, the establishment of local preferences. Section 304. Public Financing. The City shall have the power to establish standards, procedures, rules or regulations related to any public financing. Section 305. Utility Franchises. The City shall have the power to adopt any ordinance providing for the acquisition, development, or operation by the City of any utility, or to adopt any ordinance providing for the granting of a franchise to any utility not owned by the City which proposes to use or is using City streets, highways or other rights -of -way. Section 306. Supporting Volunteers in Arroyo Grande The City seeks to support volunteers in creating a higher quality of life for Arroyo Grande citizens and declares itself exempt from any State laws or regulations that would make it more difficult or expensive for volunteers in any community project, whether funded with City revenues or not. Section 307. Section 302 and Labor Code Section 1782 Neither Section 302, nor any subsequently adopted ordinance, shall be interpreted or applied in any manner that would authorize any contractor to avoid compliance with the requirements of Article 2 of Chapter 1 of Part 7 of the California Labor Code, commencing with Section 1770, relating to the payment of prevailing wages on public works projects. Section 302 shall only be operative during such time that a court of competent jurisdiction enjoins the operation of Labor Code Section 1782 (Chapter 704, Statutes of 2013„ also referred to as SB7), or a final decision has been rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction that Labor Code Section 1782 is invalid and unenforceable. After such a final decision has been rendered invalidating Labor Code 1782, this Section 307 shall no longer be operative and may be deleted from this Charter. ARTICLE IV. REVENUE RETENTION Section 400. Reductions Prohibited. Any revenues raised and collected by the City shall not be subject to subtraction, retention, attachment, withdrawal or any other form of involuntary reduction by any other level of government. Section 401. Mandates Limited. No person, whether elected or appointed, acting on behalf of the City, shall be required to perform any function which is mandated by any other level of government, unless and until funds sufficient for the performance of such function are provided by said mandating authority. 85 CITY OF ARROYO GRANDE IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE C -14 Measure C -14, which was placed on the ballot by the City Council, asks whether voters wish to adopt a charter. California has two kinds of cities — general law and charter. 121 of California's 482 cities have charters. Charters are a city's Constitution which allows cities to control municipal affairs without interference from the State Legislature. The California Constitution allows charter cities to control municipal affairs according to local charters and ordinances and exempts them from contrary State laws. All cities must comply with State and Federal constitutional requirements, and State laws on matters of statewide concern. Municipal affairs include election procedures, public bidding and contracting, and rules for use of city property. Matters of statewide concern include open meetings and public records, environmental protection, and bargaining with employee associations. Key provisions in the charter include: - Gives the City power and authority over all municipal affairs. - Continues the Council- Manager form of government, with elective offices of Mayor (two year term) and four Council Members (four year term), whose salaries continue to be governed by State laws that apply to general law cities. - No power to increase or create new taxes beyond the power granted to general law cities and must follow procedures applicable to general law cities for any new tax or increase. - Encourages economic and community development and preserving and enhancing Arroyo Grande's small -town and historic character. - Preserves the rule that zoning remain consistent with the City's General Plan. - The City Council, by ordinance, can permit use of mail -in ballots for special elections, except, the charter can only be amended by a vote of the people at a Statewide General election. - The City Council, by ordinance, can create criteria and guidelines for when prevailing wages apply to a contract, unless they are required by law, required by Federal or State grants, or the project is not a municipal affair. This provision will not be operative unless a court enjoins the operation of Labor Code Section 1782 (SB7), or that law has been determined to be invalid and unenforceable. - Follows the California Public Contracts Code, but the City Council, by ordinance can establish criteria for awarding public works contracts to lowest responsible and reliable bidders, and other bidding, award and performance matters deemed in the City's best interests. Gives the City the right to accept donations on public works projects, perform work by its own forces, or contract with other agencies to construct public works. - Supports using volunteers in community projects. - Gives authority relating to purchasing rules, public financing, and utility franchises. - Limits reductions in revenues and unfunded mandates by other levels of government. - Any amendment of the charter requires a majority vote of the People. Voting "yes" supports adoption of the charter. Voting "no" opposes its adoption. s/ Timothy J. Carmel, City Attorney, City of Arroyo Grande 87 CITY OF ATASCADERO IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE E -14 The City of Atascadero has placed Measure E -14 on the ballot for the November 4, 2014 General Election. Measure E -14 is an advisory vote concerning the expenditure of any revenue from the proposed new City of Atascadero transactions and use tax (Measure F -14), if that Measure is approved by the voters. Measure E -14 does not increase taxes. Rather, Measure E -14 provides an opportunity for voters to voice their opinion on whether the additional tax revenue, if Measure F -14 is approved, should be used for the purpose of repairing and maintaining neighborhood roads and aging roadways. If a majority of the voters vote "yes" on this measure, it will be an indication to the City of how voters believe the revenues should be spent. Elections Code section 9603(c) governing the purpose and effect of such an advisory vote states: "... 'advisory vote' means an indication of general voter opinion regarding the ballot proposal. The results of the advisory vote will in no manner be controlling on the sponsoring legislative body." Accordingly, the results of the advisory vote are not controlling on the City, but may prove helpful in communicating the will of the voters to the City Council when making decisions concerning how funds from Measure F -14 will be spent. s1BRIAN PIERIK City Attorney, City of Atascadero W CITY OF ATASCADERO FULL TEXT OF MEASURE F -14 ORDINANCE NO. 581 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ATASCADERO IMPOSING A TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION Section 1. TITLE. This ordinance shall be known as the Atascadero Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance. The city of Atascadero hereinafter shall be called "City." This ordinance shall be applicable in the incorporated territory of the City. Section 2. OPERATIVE DATE. "Operative Date" means the first day of the first calendar quarter commencing more than 110 days after the adoption of this ordinance, the date of such adoption being as set forth below. Section 3. PURPOSE. This ordinance is adopted to achieve the following, among other purposes, and directs that the provisions hereof be interpreted in order to accomplish those purposes: A. To impose a retail transactions and use tax in accordance with the provisions of Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code and Section 7285.9 of Part 1.7 of Division 2 which authorizes the City to adopt this tax ordinance which shall be operative if a majority of the electors voting on the measure vote to approve the imposition of the tax at an election called for that purpose. B. To adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance that incorporates provisions identical to those of the Sales and Use Tax Law of the State of California insofar as those provisions are not inconsistent with the requirements and limitations contained in Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. C. To adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance that imposes a tax and provides a measure therefore that can be administered and collected by the State Board of Equalization in a manner that adapts itself as fully as practicable to, and requires the least possible deviation from, the existing statutory and administrative procedures followed by the State Board of Equalization in administering and collecting the California State Sales and Use Taxes. D. To adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance that can be administered in a manner that will be, to the greatest degree possible, consistent with the provisions of Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, minimize the cost of collecting the transactions and use taxes, and at the same time, minimize the burden of record keeping upon persons subject to taxation under the provisions of this ordinance. Section 4. CONTRACT WITH STATE. Prior to the operative date, the City shall contract with the State Board of Equalization to perform all functions incident to the administration and operation of this transactions and use tax ordinance; provided, that if the City shall not have contracted with the State Board of Equalization prior to the operative date, it shall nevertheless so contract and in such a case the operative date shall be the first day of the first calendar quarter following the execution of such a contract. Section 5. TRANSACTIONS TAX RATE. For the privilege of selling tangible personal property at retail, a tax is hereby imposed upon all retailers in the incorporated territory of the City at the rate of 0.5 % of the gross receipts of any retailer from the sale of all 4. In Sections 6701, 6702 (except in the last sentence thereof), 6711, 6715, 6737, 6797 or 6828 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. B. The word "City" shall be substituted for the word "State" in the phrase "retailer engaged in business in this State" in Section 6203 and in the definition of that phrase in Section 6203. Section 10. PERMIT NOT REQUIRED. If a seller's permit has been issued to a retailer under Section 6067 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, an additional transactor's permit shall not be required by this ordinance. Section 11. EXEMPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS. A. There shall be excluded from the measure of the transactions tax and the use tax the amount of any sales tax or use tax imposed by the State of California or by any city, city and county, or county pursuant to the Bradley -Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law or the amount of any state - administered transactions or use tax. B. There are exempted from the computation of the amount of transactions tax the gross receipts from: 1. Sales of tangible personal property, other than fuel or petroleum products, to operators of aircraft to be used or consumed principally outside the county in which the sale is made and directly and exclusively in the use of such aircraft as common carriers of persons or property under the authority of the laws of this State, the United States, or any foreign government. 2. Sales of property to be used outside the City which is shipped to a point outside the City, pursuant to the contract of sale, by delivery to such point by the retailer or his agent, or by delivery by the retailer to a carrier for shipment to a consignee at such point. For the purposes of this paragraph, delivery to a point outside the City shall be satisfied: a. With respect to vehicles (other than commercial vehicles) subject to registration pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 4000) of Division 3 of the Vehicle Code, aircraft licensed in compliance with Section 21411 of the Public Utilities Code, and undocumented vessels registered under Division 3.5 (commencing with Section 9840) of the Vehicle Code by registration to an out -of -City address and by a declaration under penalty of perjury, signed by the buyer, stating that such address is, in fact, his or her principal place of residence; and b. With respect to commercial vehicles, by registration to a place of business out -of -City and declaration under penalty of perjury, signed by the buyer, that the vehicle will be operated from that address. 3. The sale of tangible personal property if the seller is obligated to furnish the property for a fixed price pursuant to a contract entered into prior to the operative date of this ordinance, 4. A lease of tangible personal property which is a continuing sale of such property, for any period of time for which the lessor is obligated to lease the property for an amount fixed by the lease prior to the operative date of this ordinance. 5. For the purposes of subparagraphs (3) and (4) of this section, the sale or lease of tangible personal property shall be deemed not to be obligated pursuant to a contract or lease for any period of time for which any party to the contract or lease has the 93 and Taxation Code, and all amendments to Part 1.6 and Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, shall automatically become a part of this ordinance, provided however, that no such amendment shall operate so as to affect the rate of tax imposed by this ordinance. Section 13. ENJOINING COLLECTION FORBIDDEN. No injunction or writ of mandate or other legal or equitable process shall issue in any suit, action or proceeding in any court against the State or the City, or against any officer of the State or the City, to prevent or enjoin the collection under this ordinance, or Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, of any tax or any amount of tax required to be collected. Section 14. CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. There shall be a permanent citizens' advisory committee called the "Citizens' Oversight Committee" (hereafter "Committee ") which shall annually review revenues and expenditures from the collection of the tax. The committee shall have 9 members. Seven members shall be appointed to the committee by individual Atascadero community groups. Two members shall be appointed by the City Council. Appointees shall be residents of the City; however, no member of the Committee shall be an elected official. Section 15. ANNUAL ROAD REPORT. An Annual Road Report shall be prepared by the City no later than the last day of the sixth month following the end of each City fiscal year. The Report shall be submitted to the Citizens' Oversight Committee for review. The Committee will submit their findings and conclusions to the City Council. The Report will also be made available to the public. The Annual Road Report shall detail the prior fiscal year's activities related to the retail transaction and use tax. The Report shall include revenues generated by the Transaction and Use Tax, expenditures (in summary form), funds carried over from previous fiscal years, and any remaining funds to be carried over for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. Section 16. INDEPENDENT ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT. The amount generated by this new general purpose revenue source and how it was used shall be included in the annual audit of the City's financial operations by an independent certified public accountant. Section 17. TWELVE -YEAR SUNSET. The authority to levy a retail transaction and use tax shall expire twelve years from the operative date of this ordinance, unless extended by the voters of the City in the manner provided by law. Section 18. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance relates to the levying and collecting of the City transactions and use taxes and shall take effect 10 days after the election results are declared by the City Council (CA Elections Code §9217). The operative date (Section 2) will be the first day of the first calendar quarter commencing more than 110 days after the adoption of this ordinance, which will be April 1, 2015. Section 19. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby. Section 20. PUBLISHING OF ORDINANCE. A summary of this ordinance, approved by the City Attorney, shall be published twice: at least five days prior to its final passage in the Atascadero News, a newspaper published and circulated in the City of Atascadero, and; before the expiration of fifteen (15) days after its final passage, in the Atascadero News, a newspaper published and circulated in the City of Atascadero. A copy of the full text of this ordinance shall be on file in the City Clerk's Office on and after the date following introduction and passage and shall be available to any interested member of the public. 95 ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE F -14 Atascadero is rapidly approaching a road crisis in our neighborhoods. Over the last several years we have not been able to devote adequate resources toward the maintenance of our roads. Over Fifty -Six (56 %) percent of our City maintained roadways are currently in fair or poor condition meaning that they are badly in need of repair and maintenance. If we do not come together as a community to address this problem our roads will continue to rapidly deteriorate. To address this need the City Council unanimously put Measure F -14 on the ballot to increase the local sales tax one half cent for twelve years. The funds raised will be used in Atascadero for the maintenance and repair of our neighborhood roads. Safeguards have been put into the measure to ensure that the funds are used wisely and only used to fix our roads including: - Measure E -14 was put on the ballot so Atascadero can direct that the money will be spent to fix our neighborhood roads. - A citizen Advisory Committee will be created to oversee how the funds are spent. - An annual roads report and an annual independent audit will be prepared and distributed to residents. - The additional sales tax will "sunset" (be eliminated) after twelve years. - The funds cannot be seized by the state and they must be spent locally in our community. The State and the County do not have the resources to maintain our roads. We must come together as a community and solve this problem. Please join us in voting Yes on Measure F -14. Visit www.fixatascaderoroads.com to find out more. s/ Tom O'Malley, Mayor s/ Roberta Fonzi, City Council Member s/ Grigger Jones, Chairman, Atascadero Chamber of Commerce s/ Edith "Edie" Knight s/ Edward A. Veek REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE F -14 Proponents of additional taxes contend: "We have not been able to devote adequate resources toward maintenance of our roads "... Now, there's the rub. The "We" is the very council that allocates the millions of dollars of the city's budget. Instead of using that money to maintain the streets FIRST... it is used to satisfy other political demands...... like an unearned six figure plus send off to a departing police chief or building street medians only to rip them out. Tax and tax; spend and spend! The primary obligation of the elected council is to marshal the city's resources wisely. When those elected to administer the millions annually choose to satisfy constituents that want the money for other agendas ........ guess what? Indeed, those assets will not be used to repair "roadways ..in,. poor condition ". The council would rather collect higher taxes than make a hard decision; it shifts the guilt for deteriorating infrastructure to stingy you, the taxpayer. Can we really believe that the "state" can't confiscate locally collected taxes in a city where a still unbuilt Walmart store started in 2007 outlaws convenient commercial plastic bags, and allows streets to deteriorate? "We must come together as a community and solve this problem." We can! The solution is to spend tax money on streets - FIRST. We need leadership with integrity to do the job, not just impose higher taxes. Vote NO. s/ John Paul Daly 97 CITY OF GROVER BEACH FULL TEXT OF MEASURE K -14 ORDINANCE NO. 14-05 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GROVER BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ORDERING THE SUBMISSION OF A GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROPOSITION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY OF GROVER BEACH AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014, FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND REHABILITATION OF LOCAL STREET IMPROVEMENTS THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GROVER BEACH, CALIFORNIA (THE "CITY "), DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: WHEREAS, under the direction of the City Council, staff has retained a civil engineering consultant with expertise in pavement management that evaluated the current condition of City streets; and WHEREAS, the average condition of the approximately 44.96 centerline miles of streets in the City was rated at 42 on a scale of 0 -100, which indicates a "poor" condition of streets citywide; and WHEREAS, over 65% of the City's street system has been evaluated to be in "poor" to "failed" condition, the majority of which are attributable to residential streets; and WHEREAS, critical reconstruction and rehabilitation projects are necessary in the City to improve drivability and safety; and, according to the pavement management expert, unless major rehabilitation of the street system is initiated soon, the City street system will reach statistical failure within six (6) to eight (8) years; and WHEREAS, State takeaways of $5,000,000 over the last five years and the recent recession, among other factors, means that the City does not have the dedicated funding it needs to make significant repairs to streets in "poor' or "failed" condition; and WHEREAS, passing a local Grover Beach Street Reconstruction and Safety Improvement Bond will generate local funds that cannot be touched by Sacramento, requiring all funds to be used locally; and WHEREAS, if City streets are rehabilitated, it will make it easier to drive on our streets, as well as maintain emergency response times, improve safety at neighborhood school crosswalks, and enhance safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers; and WHEREAS, based on the fact that the City receives its revenue primarily from property taxes, there isn't sufficient funds in the City's $7.5 million budget to provide the basic services the City is required to provide and maintain the extensive street system. It is just not possible to initiate the rehabilitation of the street system which has been estimated to be in excess of $48 million; and WHEREAS, the City would require that funds from such a measure be deposited directly into a Street Construction Designated Fund; and WHEREAS, the only source of funds that could be available to pay for the citywide rehabilitation of the street infrastructure is through issuance of General Obligation Bonds; and .. Section 3. Object and Purpose of Bonds. The object and specific single purpose of issuing the Bonds is the acquisition, construction and improvement of street improvements throughout the City (the "Street Improvements "), and the proceeds of the Bonds may only be applied to that purpose. Section 4. Estimated Cost of Street Improvements. The estimated cost of the Street Improvements is $48,000,000.00. The estimated cost includes legal or other fees, and other costs and expenses, which are incidental to or connected with the authorization, issuance and sale of the Bonds. Section 5. Principal Amount of Bonds. The amount of the principal of the Bonds shall not exceed $4000,000.00. Section 6. Maximum Interest Rate. The maximum rate of interest to be paid on the Bonds shall be 12% per annum. Section 7. Issuance and Sale of Bonds. The City proposes to acquire, construct and develop the Street Improvements and to issue and sell the Bonds pursuant to Article 1, commencing with Section 43600, of Chapter 4 of Division 4 of Title 4 of the California Government Code, or Article 4.5, commencing with Section 53506, of Chapter 3 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the California Government Code, in one or more series, in the maximum amount and for the objects and purposes set forth above if two- thirds of all qualified voters voting on the proposition set forth above vote in favor thereof. The Bonds will be general obligations of the City payable from and secured by taxes levied and collected in the manner prescribed by laws of the State of California. All of the Bonds are to be equally and ratably secured, without priority, by the taxing power of the City. Section 8. Consolidations Manner of Conducting Election. The date of the election is November 4, 2014. The election shall be held and conducted, election officers appointed, voting precincts designated, ballots printed, polls opened and closed, ballots counted, and returned, returns canvassed, results declared, and all other proceedings incidental to and connected with the election shall be regulated and done in accordance with the provisions of law regulating the election as specified herein. The City Council has requested, pursuant to Resolution No. 14-42, the Board of Supervisors of San Luis Obispo County (the "County") and the San Luis Obispo County Clerk, Elections Division, the consolidation of the called municipal election with any other election to be held within the City on said date. Section 9. Procedure for Voting on Proposition. Ballots for the election shall be provided in the form and in the number provided by law. Voters shall be provided an opportunity to vote for or against the proposition on the ballot, in accordance with procedures to be adopted by the authorized officers of the County charged with conducting the election. Section 10. Accountability Requirements. In accordance with Sections 53410 and 53411 of the California Government Code, the City Council hereby adopts the following accountability requirements relating to the Bonds: (a) A separate account called Street Construction Designated Fund shall be created and held by the City, into which the proceeds of the Bonds are deposited. (b) The chief fiscal officer of the City shall file a report with the City Council no later than January 1, 2016, and at least once a year thereafter, showing the amount of Bond proceeds collected and expended, and the status of the project to be financed from the proceeds of the Bonds. 101 IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS FOR MEASURE K -14 Introduction. This bond measure, placed on the ballot by the action of the City Council, if approved by two- thirds of the voters would authorize the issuance of up to $48 million of general obligation bonds. Bond proceeds would be deposited into a designated Street Construction Designated Fund and could only be used to rebuild City streets. The bonds would be issued incrementally over a period of years, as work on the rehabilitation of City streets progresses forward. Though authorized up to $48 million, the total amount of Bonds issued could be less depending on the progress of work on the streets. Each series of Bonds would be authorized for issuance by the City Council. Accountability Measures. The following accountability requirements were installed as part of the Bond measure: Separate account for the bond proceeds called Street Construction Designated Fund will be established. Starting in January of 2016 and each year thereafter for the duration of the project, City's Finance Director shall file a report with the City Council showing the amount of Bond proceeds collected and expended and progress of the street work financed by the Bonds. A Citizen Oversight Committee, composed of three qualified voters of the City, shall be formed to review all Bond proceeds expenditures and annually file a written report with the City Council regarding Committee's findings with regard to those expenditures. Financial Implications to Property Owners. The year after the first bonds are issued, the estimated tax rate required to meet the debt service would be $24.43 per $100,000 of assessed valuation (not property market value) of the dwelling, prorated for any portion thereof. This estimated rate is expected to rise to up to $147.34 (based on the latest tax rate) per $100,000 of assessed valuation in 20 years, and then decrease gradually. The average annual assessment over the life of the Bonds is estimated to be $77.66 per $100,000 of assessed valuation ending in 2054. The estimated annual tax for a home with an assessed valuation of $225,000 would be $54.00 the first year after bonds are issued and an average of $174.74 per year over the life of the bonds. If approved by Grover Beach's voters, the Bonds would be issued in 2015 with the work on the streets beginning later that year. The full text of the Ordinance No 14 -05 ordering the submission of the bond measure to the voters, as well as other related information, is available at htto: / /www.arover.ora. s/ Martin D. Koczanowicz, Grover Beach City Attorney 103 bonds. The date of sale and the amount of bonds sold at any given time will be determined by the City based on the need for project funds and other factors. The actual interest rates at which the bonds will be sold will depend on the bond market at the time of sale. Actual future assessed valuations will depend upon the amount and value of taxable property within the City as determined by the County Assessor in the annual assessment and the equalization process. s/ Robert Perrault, City Manager, City of Grover Beach ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE K -14 Save our Grover Beach streets — Vote YES on K -14! Grover Beach's residential and major streets are pitted with potholes and cracks. Our City's street system includes 45 centerline miles — over 10,000,000 square feet of asphalt — constructed decades ago on a sand base. Independent experts evaluated our streets and found that over 65% of them are in "poor to failed" condition, the majority of which are residential streets. Experts say the entire street system will fail in 6 to 8 years. Grover Beach's budget is the smallest in the County and this, combined with the Sacramento money grabs of $5,000,000 over the last five years, means the City does not have sufficient funding it needs to repair or rebuild streets. The Grover Beach Street Rehabilitation. Safety Bond Improvement Measure is unanimously supported by the City Council. YES on K -14 will generate local dedicated funds to address these urgent local street infrastructure needs. NO money can be touched by Sacramento or used by the Council for any other purpose. YES on K -14 makes it easier to drive on City streets, enhancing our quality of life. YES on K -14 maintains emergency response times. YES on K -14 improves safety for neighborhood crosswalks, drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. YES on K -14 is fiscally accountable: • It upgrades Grover Beach's deteriorating residential and major streets before they get worse and cost more. • By law, all funds received will be placed in a designated Grover Beach Street Improvement Bond Proceeds Account to be used solely for street rehabilitation. • A Citizen Oversight Committee will review all expenditures and issue public reports on its findings. • Rehabilitation of the Streets will increase property values throughout the City. Vote YES on K -14 to fix Grover Beach's streets! The Grover Beach Mayor and City Council unanimously urge your "YES" vote! For factual information about Measure K -14, visit www.grover.org s/ Debbie Peterson, Mayor s/ Glenn Marshall, Council Member s/ Jeff Lee, Mayor Pro Tern s/ William "Bill" Nicolls, Council Member s/ Karen Bright, Council Member NO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE K -14 WAS SUBMITTED 105 IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE J -14 A CITY MEASURE AMENDING THE MORRO BAY MUNICIPAL CODE TO CHANGE THE TIME AND METHOD OF ELECTING CITY OFFICIALS TO ALLOW FOR A SINGLE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER ON THE DATE OF THE STATEWIDE GENERAL ELECTION WITH THE CANDIDATES RECEIVING THE HIGHEST NUMBER VOTES OF THE BALLOTS CAST BEING ELECTED TO THE OPEN POSITIONS. As allowed by the California Elections Code, Morro Bay Municipal Code (MBMC) section 2.09.010 establishes the City's general election on the same day as the statewide direct primary election, which is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in even - numbered years. Also as provided in the Elections Code, a candidate is elected at that primary election if he or she receives votes on a majority of the ballots cast. Otherwise, two candidates who received the highest number of votes for each seat then proceed to a runoff election on the date of the statewide general election, which is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even - numbered years. MBMC Section 2.09.010 also declares the City adopted the primary and runoff election process so candidates are elected by a majority of ballots cast. Successful candidates elected at the June primary are sworn in at the first Council meeting held in the December immediately following the June election. If the proposed measure is approved by a majority of ballots cast on the measure, then, as permitted by the Elections Code, MBMC Section 2.09.010 would be amended so the City's general municipal election would be held at the time of the statewide general election, in November of even - numbered years. There would no longer be a June primary election with the possibility of a runoff in November. Candidates who receive the highest number of votes at the November general municipal election would be elected to the open seats. Successful candidates elected at the November election would be sworn in at the first Council meeting held in the December immediately following that November election. s/ Joseph W. Pannone, City Attorney 107 REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE J -14 Our current majority rule system allows for a wide field of candidates. The best candidates make it to the top and our officials have the backing of a majority of voters. Measure J -14 would fail on all counts. All our county, state, and federal representatives are elected using the Morro Bay June primary voting date followed by runoffs in November when required. Single -shot November elections, as proposed by J -14, are the exception. Contrary to proponent claims, we have fantastic voter involvement because of our primary system. Last June Morro Bay had the highest voter turnout of ALL California cities. J -14 would have you renounce that success. Though we had a smaller field of candidates last June, over several elections our majority rule system has produced many more candidates running for office than the J -14 system. Officials start full two or four year terms in November. If a new member gets a June majority they get a period of time to get up to speed before their full term begins. It's not a flaw, it's a benefit. Overwhelming citizen support brought us our current majority voting system. J -14 was NOT put on the ballot by a citizen petition. It was put there directly by incumbent office holders as an incumbent protection measure. Our majority rule election system is not built for the convenience of incumbents — it gives voters the power to have the better choices and leaders who are elected by majority vote. Keep your power. Vote NO on Measure J -14! s/ George Leage Councilmember s/ Nancy Johnson Councilmember s/ Grace E. Poletti Morro Bay Citizen s/ William H. Olson Morro Bay Citizen s/ James R, Hayes Citizen of Morro Bay 109 REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE J -14 Commonsense says a single election in November is best for Morro Bay. The idea that J -14 completely eliminates majority vote is false. In the past two elections every office holder received a majority vote in a single election in June. The truth is that the June election silences the voices of citizens who vote only in November. Election data proves that far fewer citizens vote in June than in November, so we should maximize the number of voters who choose our Council with an election in November, just like all other cities in our county. The truth is June elections silence voters when candidates win by majority in June but cannot take office until December, creating a possible lame duck Council that's in charge of policy for up to six months. Your voice is silenced when a lame duck Council continues to lead the City possibly in a direction opposite from the voice of the voters. The truth is two elections cost more and could drag the community through nine months of campaigning from February to November only to restart campaign season merely fourteen months later. Taxpayers can't afford this wasted cost and time. Simply put: the two- election system was a lesson in election reform that didn't work. Measure J -14 simplifies the process with a single election in November that captures the largest number of voters making your voice louder and ensuring winning candidates take office quickly. Vote YES on Measure J -14. www.YesOnJl4.com s/ Gene Shelton Former Mayor and Councilman s/ Betty Forsythe Retired / Educator sl Robert Fuller Davis Community Volunteer s/ Jamie L. Irons Mayor, City of Morro Bay s/ Christine Johnson Councilmember, City of Morro Bay 111 ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE H -14 Your YES vote on Measure H -14 Insures: • That the Price Canyon /Planning area "R" area remains intact and any large development with significant impacts to our air, traffic, water and quality of life must be decided by the registered voters of Pismo Beach. • Only Pismo Beach voters can decide on large developments in Price Canyon or Planning Area "R ". Measure H -14 expires in thirty (30) years and can be changed at any time by a vote of the registered voters of Pismo Beach. • The City Council maintains authority to approve schools, trails, roads, farming, parks and wastewater treatment plants. • Existing city water supplies will be reserved for current residents. • That no future revenue will be lost by measure H -14 which confirms an analysis done by the city. • Property owners can ask to be annexed into the city but must follow the General Plan policies of Measure H -14 which are consistent with county standards. • There is no infringement on private property rights of parcels which are outside of the city limits. Property owners are free to develop within the county. • Protection of existing watershed and groundwater assets essential to our standard of living. THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE VOTE YES on MEASURE H -14 s/ Sheila Blake, Proponent REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR PRINTED ON NEXT PAGE 113 ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE H -14 MEASURE H -14 IS POORLY DRAFTED WITHOUT PUBLIC OR STAKEHOLDERS INPUT AND WILL HAVE CONSEQUENCES HARMFUL TO PISMO BEACH. READ THE IMPARTIAL CITY ATTORNEY ANALYSIS. Measure H -14 could allow High Density affordable housing near existing single family neighborhoods. Large schools and public facilities too! WHAT WERE THE PROPONENTS THINKING? MEASURE H -14 WOULD MAKE IT HARDER IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE FOR PISMO BEACH TO: • Upgrade our Wastewater Treatment Plant to create recycled water and protect against drought • Complete regional hiking /biking trails along Pismo Creek • Expand the Price House Historic Park • Generate Millions in economic development from hotel revenues and taxes MEASURE H -14 WILL ENCOURAGE DEVELOPMENT IN PRICE CANYON UNDER MORE PERMISSIVE COUNTY RULES. Do you want to see scattered development without infrastructure on the hillsides with no obligation for trails, parks and open space? More county- approved oil wells all along Price Canyon Road? MEASURE H -14 WILL HAVE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR TAXES AND QUALITY OF LIFE County development will generate fees for the county but Pismo Beach will have to spend our tax dollars to provide fire, police and medical response services under mutual aid agreements! County traffic will impact City streets but not pay one dime to mitigate impacts. We will suffer the consequences! IF PISMO BEACH CONTROLS THE PLANNING PROCESS, WE CAN REQUIRE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, PARKS, TRAILS, POSITIVE FISCAL EFFECTS, TRAFFIC MITIGATION AND NEW WATER! MEASURE H -14 CLAIMS TO PROTECT THE CITY'S GROUNDWATER SUPPLY THROUGH "WATERSHED PROTECTION." THIS IS FALSE! Price Canyon sits above entirely different groundwater basins that have effectively nothing to do with the City's drinking water supplies. PISMO BEACH IS SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE IT RESPECTS PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS. MEASURE H -14 DOES NOT! LET'S PROMOTE PISMO BEACH - NOT SLO COUNTY - CONTROL OF PRICE CANYON! PLEASE JOIN US. VOTE NO ON MEASURE H -14. s/ James C. Buttery, Resident s/ Rudolph R. Natoli, Resident s/ Henry A. Hyman (Tony), Resident s/ Theodore W. Ehring, Resident s/ John Sorgenfrei, Resident REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST PRINTED ON NEXT PAGE 115 CITY OF PISMO BEACH IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE 1 -14 If approved by the voters, Measure 1 -14, entitled "The Pismo Beach Vital Public Service Protection Measure ", would amend the Pismo Beach Municipal Code to extend the current retail transactions and use tax within the City that was approved by the voters in 2008. This measure is authorized by the State Legislature under Revenue and Taxation Code Section 7285.9. This measure would set the retail transactions and use tax rate at one -half of one percent (0.50 %). At this rate, for example, a retail transaction $100 in value would generate a tax of 50 cents. The proposed transactions and use tax would be imposed upon the sale of all tangible personal property sold at retail within the City. This measure would authorize the City to enter into a contract with the State Board Of Equalization to administer and collect the tax. This measure requires all proceeds of the tax to be deposited into the City's General Fund to be used for such general municipal governmental purposes as the City Council shall direct. Among such purposes are street and sidewalk construction, maintenance and repair, pothole repair, storm drain construction, maintenance and repair, and pier maintenance. This measure would provide several enumerated exemptions and exclusions from the transactions and use tax. It would further prohibit the issuance of any injunction to prohibit the collection of the tax. The ordinance proposed by this measure will only become effective if approved by a majority of those electors voting on the measure. The measure provides that, if approved at election, the tax would expire twelve years following its operative date without further action of the City Council or the voters. A YES vote approves the measure. A NO vote rejects the measure. This measure was placed on the ballot by the City Council of the City of Pismo Beach. The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure 1 -14. If you desire a copy of the measure, please call the elections official's office at (805) 773 -7003 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you. sl David Fleishman City Attorney, City of Pismo Beach 117 CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO FULL TEXT OF MEASURE G -14 ORDINANCE NO. 1604 (2014 Series) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 3.15 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO EXTEND THE EXISTING "ESSENTIAL SERVICES TRANSACTIONS (SALES) AND USE TAX," FOR AN ADDITIONAL EIGHT YEARS (MARCH 31, 2023), TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION; UPDATE THE PURPOSE STATEMENT; AND PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL CITIZEN OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTING TRANSPARENCY. WHEREAS, in 2006, the voters of San Luis Obispo approved the San Luis Obispo Essential Services Measure (also commonly known as Measure Y, its 2006 ballot designation) with 64.77% of the vote, establishing a half -cent per dollar sales tax to address fiscal challenges including State takeaways totaling more than $22 million over the prior 15 years, and ongoing State funding reductions of $3 million annually; and WHEREAS, the purpose of Measure Y was to secure a local revenue source to protect and maintain essential community services such as neighborhood street paving and pothole repair, traffic congestion relief, police protection, fire and paramedic services, flood protection, senior citizen services and facilities, neighborhood code enforcement, open space preservation and other vital general purpose services; and WHEREAS, the voter's approval of Measure Y in 2006 allowed the City to: restore its neighborhood paving and flood protection programs; restore sworn police positions that had been cut, as well as restore the City's Fire Marshal to a full -time position; and restore its open space acquisition program, aiding in the purchase of portions of the Irish Hills, Stenner Canyon, and Reservoir Canyon natural reserves; and also gave the City the ability to provide added services for residents, including hiring two neighborhood services specialists, hiring two downtown daytime police patrol officers, and hiring a ranger services maintenance worker; and WHEREAS, the City's financial challenges continued after the adoption of Measure Y due to the Great Recession — which impacted all of the City's major revenue sources including property tax, transient occupancy tax, and sales tax — but even during the Great Recession, the City was still able to maintain a high level of service for its residents; and, WHEREAS, due to Measure Y revenue and the financial stability created by City actions — including (1) compensation reductions agreed to by employees saving the City over $3 million in ongoing, annual savings, and (2) pension reform efforts that require employees to pay their share of pension costs, and implementation of three tiers of retirement benefits so that, over time, the cost to the City for retirement benefits for new public employees will be significantly reduced — the City has invested in new Capital Improvement Projects, such as the Santa Rosa Skate Park, the Bob Jones Trail bridge at Los Osos Valley Road, and is in a position to make new open space acquisitions in the City's greenbelt; and WHEREAS, the City Council appointed a 10- person citizen advisory committee to analyze the City's stewardship of Measure Y resources and report back to the City Council with its recommendations, and following several meetings, a public opinion survey, a public open house, and deliberations among the committee members, the committee recommended that the City Council place a measure before the voters to extend the Essential Services Sales and Use Tax for another eight years; and 119 C. To adopt a retail transactions and use tax chapter that imposes a tax and provides a measure therefor that can be administered and collected by the State Board of Equalization in a manner that adapts itself as fully as practicable to, and requires the least possible deviation from, the existing statutory and administrative procedures followed by the State Board of Equalization in administering and collecting the California State sales and use taxes. D. To adopt a retail transactions and use tax chapter that can be administered in a manner that will be, to the greatest degree possible, consistent with the provisions of Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, minimize the cost of collecting the transactions and use taxes, and at the same time minimize the burden of recordkeeping upon persons subject to taxation under the provisions of this chapter. 3.15.030 Eight -year sunset. The authority to levy the tax imposed by this chapter shall expire in eight years, on March 31, 2023, unless extended by the voters. 3.15.040 Fiscal accountability provisions — Citizen oversight and independent annual financial audits. Along with the city's ongoing commitment to citizen involvement as a fundamental principle of good government, specific citizen oversight and fiscal accountability provisions are hereby established as follows: A. Revenue Enhancement Oversight Commission. A citizen's commission will be established to provide transparency and maximize City accountability. The Commission will be responsible for reviewing and making budget recommendations directly to the City Council regarding expenditures from the essential services transactions (sales) and use tax, and reporting annually to the community on the City's use of these tax revenues. B. Accounting and Tracking Expenditures. The funds collected through the City of San Luis Obispo essential services transactions (sales) and use tax ordinance shall be accounted for and tracked by the City Treasurer separately to facilitate citizen oversight. C. Independent Annual Financial Audit. The amount generated by this general purpose revenue source and how it was used shall be included in the annual audit of the city's financial operations by an independent certified public accountant. D. Integration of the Use of Funds into the City's Budget and Goal- Setting Process. The estimated revenue and proposed use of funds generated by this measure shall be an integral part of the city's budget and goal- setting process, and significant opportunities will be provided for meaningful participation by citizens in determining priority uses of these funds. E. Annual Community Report. A written report shall be reviewed at a public hearing by the Revenue Enhancement Oversight Commission, and a summary will be provided annually to every household in the community detailing how much revenue is being generated by the measure and how funds are being spent. F. Annual Citizen Oversight Meeting. An invitation will be extended each year to the entire community inviting them to participate in a forum to review and discuss the use of the revenue generated by this measure. City staff will also be available to meet with any group that requests a specific briefing with their members to discuss and answer questions about the revenues generated by the measure and their uses. 3.15.050 Transactions (sales) tax rate. 121 2. The result of that substitution would require action to be taken by or against this city or any agency, officer, or employee thereof rather than by or against the State Board of Equalization, in performing the functions incident to the administration or operation of this chapter. 3. In those sections, including, but not necessarily limited to, sections referring to the exterior boundaries of the state of California, where the result of the substitution would be to: a. Provide an exemption from this tax with respect to certain sales, storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property which would not otherwise be exempt from this tax while such sales, storage, use or other consumption remain subject to tax by the state under the provisions of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code; or b. Impose this tax with respect to certain sales, storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property, which would not be subject to tax by the state under the said provision of that code. 4. In Sections 6701, 6702 (except in the last sentence thereof), 6711, 6715, 6737, 6797 or 6828 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. B. The word "city" shall be substituted for the word "state" in the phrase "retailer engaged in business in this state" in Section 6203 and in the definition of that phrase in Section 6203. (Ord. 1495 §11,2006) 3.15.120 Permit not required. .11 If a seller's permit has been issued to a retailer under Section 6067 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, an additional transactor's permit shall not be required by this chapter. 3.15.130 Exemptions and exclusions. The following transactions shall be exempted and excluded: A. There shall be excluded from the measure of the transactions tax and the use tax the amount of any sales tax or use tax imposed by the state of California or by any city, city and county, or county pursuant to the Bradley -Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law or the amount of any state - administered transactions or use tax. B. There are exempted from the computation of the amount of transactions tax the gross receipts from: 1. Sales of tangible personal property, other than fuel or petroleum products, to operators of aircraft to be used or consumed principally outside the county in which the sale is made and directly and exclusively in the use of such aircraft as common carriers of persons or property under the authority of the laws of this state, the United States, or any foreign government. 2. Sales of property to be used outside the city which is shipped to a point outside the city, pursuant to the contract of sale, by delivery to such point by the retailer or his agent, or by delivery by the retailer to a carrier for shipment to a consignee at such point. For the purposes of this section, delivery to a point outside the city shall be satisfied: 123 over, tangible personal property shall be deemed not to be obligated pursuant to a contract or lease for any period of time for which any party to the contract or lease has the unconditional right to terminate the contract or lease upon notice, whether or not such right is exercised. 6. Except as provided in subsection (C)(7) of this section, a retailer engaged in business in the city shall not be required to collect use tax from the purchaser of tangible personal property, unless the retailer ships or delivers the property into the city or participates within the city in making the sale of the property, including, but not limited to, soliciting or receiving the order, either directly or indirectly, at a place of business of the retailer in the city or through any representative, agent, canvasser, solicitor, subsidiary, or person in the city under the authority of the retailer. 7. A retailer engaged in business in the city shall also include any retailer of any of the following: vehicles subject to registration pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 4000) of Division 3 of the Vehicle Code, aircraft licensed in compliance with Section 21411 of the Public Utilities Code, or undocumented vessels registered under Division 3,5 (commencing with Section 9840) of the Vehicle Code. That retailer shall be required to collect use tax from any purchaser who registers or licenses the vehicle, vessel or aircraft at an address in the city. D. Any person subject to use tax under this chapter may credit against that tax any transactions tax or reimbursement for transactions tax paid to a district imposing, or retailer liable for, a transactions tax pursuant to Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code with respect to the sale to the person of the property the storage, use or other consumption of which is subject to the use tax. 3.15.140 Amendments. All amendments subsequent to the effective date of this chapter to Part 1 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code relating to sales and use taxes and which are not inconsistent with Part 1.6 and Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and all amendments to Part 1.6 and Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, shall automatically become a part of this chapter; provided, however, that no such amendment shall operate so as to affect the rate of tax imposed by this chapter. 3.15.150 Enjoining collection forbidden. No injunction or writ of mandate or other legal or equitable process shall issue in any suit, action or proceeding in any court against the state or the city, or against any officer of the state or the city, to prevent or enjoin the collection under this chapter, or Part 1.6 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, of any tax or any amount of tax required to be collected. Section 2. A summary of this ordinance, together with the names of Council members voting for and against, shall be published at least five (5) days prior to its final passage, in The Tribune, a newspaper published and circulated in this City. This ordinance shall go into effect upon adoption by the voters. 125 ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE G -14 Approving Measure G would renew the half - percent sales tax that has paid for essential improvements in city services since San Luis Obispo voters overwhelmingly approved it in 2006. This revenue has been crucial in preserving and enhancing the quality of life in our city. Measure G will keep San Luis Obispo moving in the right direction, and we urge you to vote Yes. Measure G does not increase taxes. It simply renews a tax that voters overwhelmingly approved in 2006. In all, the half - percent tax has generated about $6.5 million a year, equal to 12% of the city's operating budget. Importantly, about 72% of the tax has been paid by visitors, not by residents. We believe city officials have been responsive to residents' needs and priorities, and have invested wisely. The revenue has enabled the city to fix potholes and resurface streets; to acquire open space and improve public parks; to increase and improve bike lanes, and to add police officers to enhance safety downtown and reduce noise in neighborhoods. Annual audits have verified these facts. And for greater accountability, City Council said the tax should be put to voters for re- approval after eight years. That time has come. Renewal will reinforce the city's financial stability, and, importantly, these tax dollars will remain under local control. Additionally, a special citizens' oversight commission will be created to monitor future spending and ensure that the revenue will continue to support essential services, such as police and fire protection, senior programs, park maintenance, street repair and open -space acquisition. As parents and grandparents, as environmentalists and business owners, as concerned citizens and as your neighbors, we enthusiastically support renewal of this half - percent sales tax for another eight years. We strongly urge you to vote Yes on Measure G. s/ Patricia Andreen, City advisory body member; former school board president s/ June Mclvor, Arts advocate; youth sports organizer; attorney s/ Clint Pearce, President, Madonna Enterprises; past chair, SLO City Tourism Business Improvement District s/ Pierre Rademaker, Small business owner; past president, SLO Downtown Association s/ Andrea Pease, Architect; founding member, SLO Green Build REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR PRINTED ON NEXT PAGE 127 ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE G -14 Don't be fooled again! Measure G is the "need' Measure Y —just another tax. G's proponents promise to use it to preserve open space, make traffic flow, polish tarnished neighborhoods, and pave streets. Who's not for that? They promised the same with Y, but promises weren't kept. That's because THIS TAX CAN BE SPENT FOR ANYTHING, so election -time promises are meaningless sales pitches, derived from years of polls paid for by you, the city taxpayer, to discover what you'll vote for. Review of Measure Y expenditures shows voters didn't get what they believed they'd get. Y collected $6,000,000+ a year. Where did it go? Spending for open space, traffic relief, and street construction didn't change much before and after Y's passage. WHAT CHANGED WAS SPENDING ON CITY SALARIES AND PENSIONS. Salaries grew about $6,000,000 per year, essentially absorbing Y's tax proceeds. The city compensates too generously: our city manager eams 28% more than the Governor, her predecessor has a $159,000 pension. This pattern will NOT change under G. And deceptive new promises of "accountability" CANNOT GUARANTEE WHAT IS FUNDED. The city's budget shows future intent: next year 2% of Y's funds go for traffic relief, 3% for open space, 4% for neighborhoods, and 91 % for general government expenses including bloated salaries and pensions. Proponents claim without G the city will lack funds to operate at high standards. Really? The city banks a huge cash reserve — equal to about 34% of its annual expenditures. This "surplus" accumulated year after year, even during the Recession, while the city talked about being broke. Measure Y's account runs its own unspent cumulative surplus -- $4,300,000 was carried forward last year. This city's not broke. Its public trust, however, is broken. Don't be fooled again. Please vote NO on G s/ Peg Pinard, Former SLO Mayor /Former SLO County Board of Supervisors Chairperson s/ Richard Schmidt, Teacher /Former SLO Planning Commissioner s/ T. Keith Gurnee, Urban Designer /Former Councilmember REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST PRINTED ON NEXT PAGE 129 _ DISTRICT tt� - PORT SAN LUIS HARBOR DISTRICT HERITAGE RANCH COMMUNITY SAN MIGUEL COMMUNITY _ SERVICES DISTRICT SERVICES DISTRICT _ COMMISSIONER _ Vote for no more than Two DIRECTOR _ DIRECTOR _ Vote for no more than Three Vote for no more than Two — JUSTIN HODGES _ Counselor /Businessman C) DREW BRANDY Q C. MARTIN ROWLEY CLAYTON HARPER Incumbent System Analyst Sales Associate C) MARY MATAKOVICH C) FRANCISCA C. RUIZ -WILDE C) LARRY R. REUCK Educator /Teacher Secretary Retired Business Owner BRIAN "CRAIG" KREOWSKI C) BILL G. BARKER JR. KEVIN PAUP Incumbent Incumbent Cellar Technician Q REGINALD "REG" COUSINEAU GIB BUCKMAN Write-in Real Estate Agent Incumbent — C) Q C) TRAVIS DAWES Wr1te4n Write-in Businessman /Father Q Write -in C) Write -in _ — Write-in Write-in — _ CALIFORNIA VALLEY COMMUNITY LOS OSOS COMMUNITY SERVICES TEMPLETON COMMUNITY _ SERVICES DISTRICT DISTRICT SERVICES DISTRICT _ DIRECTOR DIRECTOR DIRECTOR _ Vote for no more than Two Vote for no more than Three Vote for no more than Two RUTH LEGASPI JON -ERIK G. STORM ROB ROSALES Incumbent Appointed Incumbent Real Estate Broker GEORGE AYRES CD KEITH SWANSON -) GWEN R. PELFREY Incumbent Casualty Claim Specialist —' Retired Bank Executive PRINCE ANTHONY FRAZIER CD PETER A. BRESLER O WAYNE PETERSEN Retired Attorney Physician Retired Auditor CRAIG V. BALTIMORE O NAVID FARDANESH Write-in Incumbent Dentist Q CHUCK CESENA Write -in Retired Environmental Planner Write -in PAUL MALYKONT Retired CPA Write -in CD LOUIS G. TORNATZKY Technology Innovation Researcher — Q Write-in — Q Write -in _ _ CD Write -in _ CAMBRIA COMMUNITY SERVICES OCEANO COMMUNITY SERVICES _ DISTRICT DISTRICT - _ DIRECTOR DIRECTOR _ Vote for no more than Two Two Year Term _ Vote for One _ C RICHARD HAWLEY JENNIFER BLACKBURN Executive Director Appointed Incumbent JEFF HELLMAN C LONNIE R. CURTIS Retired Business Owner Civil Engineer JIM BAHRINGER MICHAEL G. EBINGER Incumbent Retired CEO MIKE THOMPSON r Incumbent Write -in — Write-in Write -in L 131 1 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSIONER Port San Luis Harbor District MARY MATAKOVICH Occupation: Former Commissioner, Educator, Teacher Education and Qualifications: Just as our beaches shift, the Harbor Commission should be energized to readily adapt to changing conditions. If you elect me, I will work to make sure the Commission is responsive to the changes to our harbor, beaches, fisheries and surrounding environment. I welcome the opportunity to again serve as your Commissioner. I have participated in all Commissioners' meetings for the last four years. I am the Avila Valley Advisory Council's Liaison to the Harbor District. I am committed to ensuring the District's goals are met. As a County resident and public servant for over thirty years, I understand community expectations for the harbor: access to recreational, educational and commercial activities; support of fishermen; and assurance the beaches, piers and harbor are safe and sustainable. The District needs collaborative, independent thinkers. As such, I am well- suited for this position. As a former Commissioner, I am aware of the District's complexities. I approach decision - making by learning about issues in depth. I do my homework. I have developed a reputation for doing whatever it takes to reach success. I am willing to learn new ways to make our harbor district the best it can be. I ask for your vote. SPANISH STATEMENTS PRINTED ON NEXT PAGE 133 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR Cambria Community Services District RICHARD HAWLEY Age: 66 Occupation: Executive Director, 40 -year resident of Cambria Education and Qualifications: My goal is a watershed approach to managing our natural water resources. Respect for urban and rural lifestyles is essential in providing water equality for homes, farms, ranches, and visitors. Shining light on government will build trust and cooperation, enabling residents to live and work harmoniously again. With your vote, I commit the next four years to ensure that residents can afford water and sewer services and continue to enjoy a responsible quality of life based on our natural resources. I propose keeping water projects local and affordable and budgets reflecting Cambrian's ability to pay, rebuilding decaying infrastructure, and planning for climate changes. Implementing the Cambria Forest Management Plan is another key to quality of life, improved public safety, and threatened resource management. I helped manage a successful community non - profit, co- founded the Statewide Pitch Canker Task Force, and helped establish the San Luis Obispo County Community FireSafe Council. Other service: North Coast Advisory Council; District 2 representative on county Water Resources Advisory Committee; Oak Tree Blue Ribbon Committee; environmental representative to the Agriculture Liaison Advisory Board (appointed by the County Board of Supervisors); vice - president to the Planning and Conservation League. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR Cambria Community Services District JEFF HELLMAN Occupation: Retired Business Owner Age: 68 Education and Qualifications: My company specialized in card key access control and camera surveillence systems. Cambria resident for 10 years. Education: B.S. and M.B.A. in finance from the University Of Southern California. Reason for Running: I would like to see the CCSD board make decisions that are of the greatest benefit to ALL Cambrians, both residential and commercial. I feel a much better job could be done by the board deciding how to implement projects, deal with the infrastructure, and address personnel issues. The other reason I am running for office is that I have not contributed enough to public service and feel, on a personal level, it's time to make a significant contribution. I have judicially followed the CCSD, attended meetings for 8 years, and have been a "watchdog" participant. The mission of the board is to provide safe and reliable water for existing customers. I will stick with the stated mission of the CCSD. This candidate has no personal agenda, or special interest to attend to. I would like to see the CCSD run with integrity and concern for all citizenry in Cambria. 135 DECLARACION DEL CANDIDATO A DIRECTOR Distrito de Servicios Comunitarios de Cambria RICHARD HAWLEY Edad: 66 Ocupacion: Director Ejecutivo, residente de Cambria desde hace 40 anos Educacion y Competencias: Mi objetivo es adoptar un enfoque decisivo en la administracion de nuestros recursos hidricos naturales. Respetar los estilos de vida urbanos y rurales es esencial para brindar igualdad en el rubro del agua a los hogares, las granjas, los ranchos y los visitantes. La transparencia en el gobierno acrecentara la confianza y la cooperacion, to que permitira que los residentes vivan y trabajen en armonia una vez mas. Con su voto, me comprometere durante los proximos cuatro anos a garantizar que los residentes puedan pagar los servicios de agua y alcantarillado y que sigan disfrutando de una calidad de vida responsable, basada en nuestros recursos naturales. Propongo que los proyectos relativos al agua sigan siendo locales y asequibles y que los presupuestos reflejen la capacidad de pago de los habitantes de Cambria, que reconstruyamos la infraestructura en deterioro, y que nos preparemos para el cambio climatico. La implementacion del Plan de Administracion del Bosque de Cambria es otra de las claves para la calidad de vida, para mejorar la seguridad publica y para la administracion de los recursos amenazados. Ayude a administrar una exitosa organizacion comunitaria sin fines de lucro que recibia recursos de la Fuerza Operativa de todo el Estado contra el Chancro Resinoso y ayude a fundar el FireSafe Council Comunitario del Condado de San Luis Obispo. Otros servicios: Concejo Asesor de la Costa Norte; representante del Distrito 2 en el Comite Asesor de Recursos Hidricos del condado; Comite Independiente de Oak Tree; representante ambiental en la Junta Asesora del Enlace para Agricultura (designado por la Junta de Supervisores del Condado); vicepresidente de la Liga de Planificacion y Conservacion. CS- 0500 -3 N SL 008 -020 137 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR Los Osos Community Services District JON -ERIK G. STORM Occupation: Appointed Incumbent Education and Qualifications: This year, as CSD Director I have built strong relationships with my fellow directors. That's why they each have endorsed me. During this time, I have worked to avoid unnecessary taxes, demanded a balanced budget while, at the same time, as the vice - chairman of the Emergency Services Committee, ensuring that our fire department is and will be well equipped. I have taken the initiative into looking for ways to increase park services. And we can do even more. After years of fighting among ourselves, now is the time to move forward and leave the past in the past. Our beautiful town needs more infrastructure — playgrounds, for example —and more local control over municipal affairs. To achieve this, I am committed to continuing to work with my current board colleagues, who have brought the District out of bankruptcy, and create new relationships with other leaders in town and beyond. I will demand that we continue to have clean, safe and affordable water and a top -notch fire department. I humbly ask for your vote. Please, join with me and help us move Los Osos forward. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR Los Osos Community Services District KEITH SWANSON Age: 59 Occupation: Casualty Claims Specialist Education and Qualifications: I am a 14 year resident of Los Osos. I bring experience, commitment and understanding of the issues of our community. This experience stems from my six years serving on the Los Osos Community Advisory Council (LOCAC). During my term, I served as board member, Vice - Chairman and Treasurer. I also chaired the Land Use and Traffic and Circulation subcommittees. After LOCAC, I was appointed chair of the LOCSD Water Utilities Advisory Committee for two years and currently serve on the LOCSD Finance Advisory Committee where I have been appointed twice. The LOCSD must responsibly manage our limited water supply, maintain our aging infrastructure and rein in spending. Raising water rates should not be the only solution. The LOCSD has opportunities for grants and low interest infrastructure loans to mitigate the financial impact on rate payers. I support the idea of a Golden State Water buyout. The LOCSD and the community should thoroughly examine its feasibility. I have a genuine love for this community, to protect its resources, character and people. I will come to each board meeting prepared to engage in an informed discussion and value the community's input before making any decision. I respectfully ask for your vote. 139 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR Los Osos Community Services District PAUL MALYKONT Occupation: Retired CPA, Attoney Education and Qualifications: I am a 21 year resident of Los Osos with extensive experience in accounting, law, finance and business management as well as community involvement. I have served 6 years on the Los Osos Community Advisory Council and am currently Vice - Chairperson and provided input on the Los Osos Waste Water Project, the County Vacation Rental Ordinance, the McDonald's project, water conservation, other land use issues and many other concerns of the community. I have also volunteered for our local library and for landscaping and maintenance of some of our public areas. For a short time I served on the CSD Finance Committee. My focus on the CSD will be: 1. financial prudence; 2. careful management of our water sources; 3. fairness in allocating revenue and expenses among the various CSD service units since they cover different parts of our community; 4. support for financially viable acquisition of Golden State Water by the community, and; 5. creation of a community dog park. I have demonstrated courtesy and respect for all opinions, unswerving commitment to all views being heard fairly, insight and diligence. Thank you for reading this and for voting. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR Los Osos Community Services District LOUIS G. TORNATZKY Occupation: Technology Innovation Researcher Education and Qualifications: Raised in blue collar Cleveland family, served in the Marine Corps after high school, earned BA Cum Laude from Ohio State and a PhD from Stanford. I've been a technology innovation researcher and manager for 45 years, with 166 publications, consultations with dozens of organizations, and landing over $10 million in research support. I was a Professor at Michigan State, led Innovation Processes Research at The National Science Foundation, directed a 35- person lab at the Industrial Technology Institute in Ann Arbor, and as Southern Technology Council Director worked closely with business, political and scientific leaders in 14 states. At Cal Poly I was Industrial Technology Chair, Professor, and co- founder of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Los Osos has been home for my wife and I since 2005. We fell in love with the beautiful setting and the amazingly welcoming residents. If elected as CSD Director I bring three significant strengths: I know how to "make things happen" with diverse groups of people; I am inventive at identifying novel solutions for tough problems; I have broad expertise in making communities better places to live, work or visit. Go to www.Lou4LOCSD.com for more details. 141 STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR Templeton Community Services District ROB ROSALES Occupation: Real Estate Broker Education and Qualifications: As a Director, my goal would be to assuring that the Service District provides the service our residents need and desire in a manner that is in the best interest of our community. I have been a member of the Templeton community since 1996 when I opened a mom & pop grocer on Main Street. After closing the store in 2003, 1 became an active civic member sitting on the Board of the Templeton Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, and a member of the Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) for 6 years. I also attend Service District and School Board meetings on a regular basis. These experiences provided an avenue for me to learn about our community and its residents. The result is a sense of the community, a knowledge of the decision making process and a network of community members. With your support, I am committed to managing the growth of our community to the best of my ability in a manner that maintains what we hold dear, using my knowledge and experience of the community to guide my decisions. STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR Templeton Community Services District GWEN R. PELFREY Age: 63 Occupation: Retired Bank Executive Education and Qualifications: My goal is to use my extensive knowledge and experience in business and finance to support the Templeton community continue our current way of life and protect and preserve the historic nature of Templeton. With your support, I am committed to ensure that the Templeton Community Services District is managing our tax dollars and natural resources to their best advantage. If elected, I pledge to listen to the will of the Templeton community. My experience includes understanding and participating in all aspects of business and community service. 143