• County of Santa Clara

    Registrar of Voters’ Office

    NOTICE OF ELECTION

    MARCH 3, 2020

     

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Patterson Joint Unified School District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Bond Measure will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Patterson Joint Unified School District:

     

    BOND MEASURE “N”

     

    “To allow local high school teachers and staff members to live in the community in which they work and improve the school district’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees by constructing teacher- staff rental housing, shall Patterson Joint Unified School District measure authorizing $32.5 million of bonds be adopted with legal rates raising approximately $2 million for annual repayment while bonds are outstanding, projected levies of less than $0.04 per $100 assessed valuation, annual audits, citizens’ oversight?”

     

    Bonds—Yes                                                                                                                         Bonds—No

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the East Side Union High School, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Bond Measure will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the East Side Union High School District:

     

    BOND MEASURE 

     

    To allow local high school teachers and staff members to live in the community in which they work and improve the school district’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees by constructing teacher- staff rental housing, shall East Side Union High School District measure authorizing $60 million of bonds be adopted with legal rates raising approximately $4.1 million for annual repayment while bonds are outstanding, projected levies of less than $0.003 per $100 assessed valuation, annual audits, citizens’ oversight?”

     

    Bonds—Yes                                                                                                                         Bonds—No

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Moreland School District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Bond Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Moreland School District:

     

    BOND MEASURE

     

    “MORELAND SCHOOL DISTRICT SAFETY MEASURE. To repair and update local elementary and middle schools, including student learning environments for 21st -century learning; make essential school safety improvements; repair leaky roofs; maintain technology; repair, acquire, construct classrooms, equipment, sites/facilities; shall Moreland School District’s measure authorizing $80,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying approximately $30/$100,000 assessed value ($5,700,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, be approved, with citizen oversight, audits, no funds for administrators, all funds for local schools?”

     

    Bonds—Yes                                                                                                                         Bonds—No

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Cupertino Union School District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Special Tax Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Cupertino Union School District:

     

    MEASURE

     

    “Quality Local Schools and Academic Excellence Measure. To maintain strong academic programs in reading, writing, math, engineering/science for local elementary and middle school students, protect music and art programs, and retain highly qualified teachers shall Cupertino Union School District’s measure to levy $125 per year for 5 years, be approved, raising $4,321,500 annually that cannot be taken by the State, with exemptions for seniors, independent community oversight, no funds for administrators, and all funds benefiting local schools?”

     

    Yes____                                                                                                                                   No                          

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the San Benito High School District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Bond Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the San Benito High School District:

     

    BOND MEASURE

     

    To strengthen student safety by installing secure school entrances, fencing/cameras; to construct a multipurpose building/cafeteria for assembly, nutrition and healthy meals to support learning; and to install solar panels for clean energy and lower utility costs, shall the San Benito High School District measure authorizing $30,000,000 in bonds at legal rates be adopted, levying approximately 1.3 cents per $100 assessed value ($1,650,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with citizen oversight, annual audits, and all funds staying local?”

     

    Bonds—Yes                                                                                                                         Bonds—No

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Union Elementary School District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Special Tax Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Union Elementary School District:

     

    MEASURE

     

    To protect academic excellence and maintain strong programs in reading, writing, science, technology, engineering, arts, and math for local elementary/middle school students; attract/retain high-quality teachers, and increase teacher resources, shall Union Elementary School District’s measure to levy $149 per year for 6 years, raising $1.9 million annually that cannot be taken by the State, be adopted, with independent community oversight, no funds for administrators, exempting seniors, all funds locally-controlled benefiting local schools?”

     

    Yes____                                                                                                                                   No                          

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Mountain View Whisman School District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Bond Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Mountain View Whisman School District:

     

    BOND MEASURE

     

    “MOUNTAIN VIEW WHISMAN SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSROOM REPAIR/OVERCROWDING MEASURE. To provide safe/modern classrooms, arts/science labs at neighborhood schools for quality education; relieve student overcrowding; replace aging roofs, inefficient heating/ventilation systems; upgrade, acquire, construct classrooms, facilities, sites/equipment; shall Mountain View Whisman School District’s measure authorizing $259,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying $30/$100,000 assessed value ($18,600,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with independent oversight, audits, no funds for administrators, all funds controlled locally for Mountain View schools, be adopted?”

     

    Bonds—Yes                                                                                                                         Bonds—No

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Special Tax Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Foothill-De Anza Community College District:

     

    MEASURE

     

    “FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT EDUCATIONAL AND TEACHER EXCELLENCE MEASURE. To provide funding for local colleges that cannot be taken by the State; keep college education affordable; attract and retain quality teachers; support homeless, hungry students; maintain science, technology, health-science programs; and prepare students for university transfer, career and job training, shall Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s measure levying $48 per parcel for 5 years ($5,500,000 annually), be adopted, with citizens’ oversight, and with no funds for administrator salaries?”

     

    Yes                                                                                                                                           No      

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Bond Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Foothill-De Anza Community College District:

     

    BOND MEASURE

     

    “FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT AFFORDABLE CAREER, COLLEGE TRANSFER, CLASSROOM REPAIR MEASURE. To upgrade facilities preparing students/veterans for university transfer/careers like healthcare, nursing, technology, engineering/ sciences; upgrade/repair aging classrooms, labs for science, technology, engineering/math-related fields of instruction; acquire, construct, repair facilities, equipment/sites; shall Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s measure authorizing $898,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 1.6 cents /$100 assessed valuation ($48,000,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with audits/no money for administrators’ salaries, be adopted?”

     

    Bonds—Yes                                                                                                                      Bonds—No

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Evergreen Elementary School District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Bond Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Evergreen Elementary School District:

     

    BOND MEASURE

     

    To acquire computers and classroom technology for improved student access; install campus security/emergency notification and communication alarms and systems; and renovate and modernize aging classrooms and facilities throughout the District; shall Evergreen Elementary School District’s measure authorizing $125,000,000 in bonds, with legal interest rates, projected yearly tax rates averaging less than $0.03 per $100 of assessed valuation raising an average $7.3 million per year for 18 years, annual audits and citizens’ oversight, be adopted?”

     

    Bonds—Yes                                                                                                                      Bonds—No

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Berryessa Union School District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Bond Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Berryessa Union School District:

     

    BOND MEASURE

     

    “BERRYESSA UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSROOM UPGRADE/SAFETY MEASURE. To repair/update local elementary/middle schools, including science, arts, and math classrooms/labs for 21st-century learning; make essential safety and security improvements; replace aging fire alarms; repair, construct, acquire classrooms, equipment, sites/facilities; shall Berryessa Union School District’s measure authorizing $98,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying $28.50/ $100,000 assessed value ($6,300,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, be approved, with citizen oversight, audits, no funds for administrators, all funds spent locally?”

     

    Bonds—Yes                                                                                                                      Bonds—No

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Oak Grove School District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Special Tax Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Oak Grove School District:

     

    MEASURE

     

    To improve education, student achievement, and safety in neighborhood schools by:

     

    • Hiring, retaining, and training high-quality teachers;
    • Maintaining class sizes;
    • Expanding math, science and technology education;
    • Ensuring adequate student supervision and safety through appropriate staffing; and
    • Providing physical education programs

     

    Shall the Oak Grove Elementary School District levy a parcel tax of $132 per parcel for nine years, providing $3.4 million ongoing annually, exempting seniors, with annual audits, citizens’ oversight, and all funds used locally?”

     

    Yes                                                                                                                                           No      

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Campbell Union High School District, County of Santa Clara, California, that in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code, the California Education Code, and California Elections Code, an Election for purposes of a Special Tax Measure will be held on March 3, 2020, at which the following measure shall be submitted to and voted on by the qualified electors within the Campbell Union High School District:

     

    MEASURE

     

    To attract and retain high-quality teachers; increase teacher salaries; improve preparation for careers in technical fields including engineering, computer science, and health care; provide student mental health and suicide prevention services; and provide local high school students academic opportunities comparable to neighboring school districts, shall the Campbell Union High School District assess an annual parcel tax of $298 for 8 years, exempting senior citizens, providing approximately $16,600,000 annually, subject to independent oversight, annual audits, and local control?”

     

    Yes____                                                                                                                                   No                          

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against each measure may be submitted to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office, 1555 Berger Drive, Building #2, San José, California, 95112, not later than 5:00 p.m. on December 10, 2019. The governing board or any member or members of the board, any individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measure, or a bona fide association of citizens, or combination of such voters and associations may file a written argument for or against the measure. No argument shall exceed 300 words in length. No more than five signatures shall appear with any argument submitted.

     

    Printed arguments submitted shall be titled either “Argument in Favor of Measure” or “Argument Against Measure.” Words used in the title shall not be counted when determining the length of any argument.

     

    The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters will select an argument in favor and an argument against each measure to be printed and distributed in the Santa Clara County Voter Information Guide.

     

    The Registrar of Voters will send a copy of the selected argument in favor of the measure to the authors of the argument against, and a copy of the selected argument against to the authors of the argument in favor. The authors may prepare and submit a rebuttal argument not exceeding 250 words in length. Each rebuttal argument shall immediately follow the direct argument that it seeks to rebut and shall be titled “Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure,” or “Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure.” Words used in the title shall not be counted when determining the length of any rebuttal argument. The rebuttal arguments must be filed with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office not later than 5:00 p.m. on December 17, 2019.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for Patterson Joint Unified School District Bond Measure “N” shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Patterson Joint Unified School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for East Side Union High School District Bond Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the East Side Union High School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for Moreland School District Bond Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Moreland School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for Cupertino Union School District Special Tax Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Cupertino Union School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for San Benito High School District Bond Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the San Benito High School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for the Union Elementary School District Special Tax Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Union Elementary School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for the Franklin-McKinley School District Bond Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Franklin-McKinley School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for the Mountain View Whisman School District Bond Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Mountain View Whisman School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Special Tax Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Bond Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for the Evergreen Elementary School District Bond Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Evergreen Elementary School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for the Berryessa Union School District Bond Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Berryessa Union School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for the Oak Grove School District Special Tax Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Oak Grove School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    All arguments and rebuttals filed pursuant to this notice for the Campbell Union High School District Special Tax Measure shall be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author:

     

    The undersigned author(s) of the ARGUMENT/REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF/AGAINST ballot Measure at the Election in the Campbell Union High School District, County of Santa Clara, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all active registered voters will automatically be mailed a Vote-by-Mail ballot package beginning on February 3, 2020; the Vote Centers for said election will be open starting on February 22, 2020, through March 2, 2020, for varying hours of operations. Please see our List of Vote Centers hours of operation posted on our website at https://www.sccvote.org/.  The Vote Centers will be open on Election Day, March 3, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. All ballots cast in said election will be counted centrally at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office, 1555 Berger Drive, Building #2, San José, California 95112.

     

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that, pursuant to Elections Code Section 15101(b), Vote-by-Mail ballots will be opened and processed for counting beginning February 18, 2020, at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office, 1555 Berger Drive, Building #2, San José, California 95112.

     

    Dated: December 5, 2019

     

    Shannon Bushey, Registrar of Voters