The League of California Cities tracked voting outcomes of the California local tax and bond measures. The brief SACRAMENTO BEE story and a direct link to the League’s results are here:
I found one aspect of the story a pleasant suprise. It’s refreshing that only 22 of the 34 school bond measures passed — 64.7%.
Since the bar for passing school bonds was lowered from 2/3 to 55% voter approval, I seem to recall that over 90% of such “55% majority” bonds usually pass. This growing taxpayer reluctance to be the government’s ATM machine is a hopeful sign.
BTW, for some reason the League didn’t include in their compilation of results our local Mountain Empire School District bond. This measure barely failed to pass — even though there were NO opposition ballot arguments. I love rural voters, independent cusses that they are.