The March 3 California ballot includes a $15 billion state bond issue to help schools, community colleges and universities with construction costs for their facilities. Last fall, the Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom placed the measure on the ballot by approving Assembly Bill 48. It will appear on the ballot as Proposition 13.
No money has yet been raised to oppose the measure, but some people still fear that voters will believe this current proposal might have something to do with the Prop. 13 property tax initiative that voters passed in 1978. More information is needed to clear the air about this important bond for school facilities.