Category Archives: Bonds

Increasing transparency for local bond measures

By Jon Coupal and Matt Dababneh | Picture yourself on Election Day at your local polling place and looking over a lengthy ballot. Or, try to recall when you were at home reviewing your mail-in ballot. In choosing your elected … Continue reading

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Fullerton legislators Quirk-Silva and Newman both vote for massive $52 billion tax increase

It didn’t take long for the public employee unions’ investments in the campaigns of Assembly Member Sharon Quirk Silva and state Senator Josh Newman to pay off bigtime. Both voted in lockstep with their fellow Democrats last night to pass … Continue reading

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Senator Moorlach introduces AB 1251 to give voters access to state’s balance sheet

Facing unfunded pension and retiree medical liabilities of $220 billion or more, California has the highest debt total of all the 50 states, yet voters are asked every election to approve even more bonded debt and to vote for candidates … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s local election results

FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL: Mayor Doug Chaffee and Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn were both re-elected. To see the votes, please click here. FULLERTON JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD:  All three incumbents were re-elected – Robert N. “Bob” Hathaway (20.4%), Robert … Continue reading

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There are 166 local tax increase proposals on California ballots, and they are not for the kids

By Mike Shedlock | There are 166 tax increase proposals on the ballot in California. 118 of them are bond proposals. It matters little what the proposals are for. Forget about any claim that “it’s for the kids.” Politicians have … Continue reading

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Why you should vote NO on Measure J — the $574 million bond measure for the North Orange County Community College District

[Editor's Note: Below are comments delivered to the Fullerton City Council on October 21 by Connie Lanzisera who signed the rebuttal to the argument in favor of Measure J along with FACT's president, Jack Dean. Fullerton city council member Bruce … Continue reading

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Why did Mayor Chaffee wait?

By Jack Dean | Fullerton residents who attended the last city council meeting on August 5 specifically to comment on Agenda Item #12 – the Downtown Core and Corridors Specific Plan – left the meeting wondering how much more abuse … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the Fullerton City Council’s unanimous vote passing a resolution supporting Proposition 13 and other recent local developments

By Barry Levinson| The FUJHSD has placed a $175 million bond issue on the November ballot. The NOCCCD has also placed a $574 million bond issue on the November ballot. The City of Fullerton, when it has the chance to … Continue reading

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More on the Fullerton HS district’s $175 million bond measure

By Jack Dean | The lone vote last night against putting the $175 million bond measure on the ballot was FJUHSD board member Barbara Kilponen, who said: “Citizens are bearing new taxes or increased taxes and costs on all sides … Continue reading

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Fullerton HS district board votes to put $175 million bond measure on November ballot

As we noted yesterday, there were two meetings last night that were competing for concerned taxpayers’ attention — the City Council and the Fullerton Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees.  As expected, the FJUHSD board voted to put … Continue reading

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