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Proposition 14

Official Title: Bond: California Reading And Literacy Improvement And
Public Library Construction And Renovation Bond Act of 2000.

Bond Act






Official election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Official Summary: This act provides for a bond issue of three hundred fifty million dollars ($350,000,000) to provide funds for the construction and renovation of public library facilities in order to expand access to reading and literacy programs in California's public education system and to expand access to public library services for all residents of California. Appropriates money from state General Fund to pay off bonds. Fiscal Impact: State cost of about $600 million over 25 years to pay off both the principal ($350 million) and interest ($250 million) costs on the bonds. Payments of about $24 million per year. One-time local costs (statewide) of $190 million to pay for a share of library facility projects. Potential additional local operating costs (statewide) ranging from several million dollars to over $10 million each year.

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Contact Information


  Christine M. Jurich
Californians for Literacy and Community Libraries
1800 21st St., Suite 100
Sacramento, Ca 95814

  (916) 737-9331


  Senator Ray Haynes
State Capitol
Sacramento, Ca 95814
    (916) 445-9781


Who Signed the Ballot Arguments


  State Senator Richard K. Rainey, Chair, Senate Local Government Committee
State Senator Deirdre W. Alpert, Chair, Senate Education Committee
Gail Dryden, President, League of Women Voters of California
Linda Crowe, President, California Library Association
Don Brown, President, California Organization of Police and Sheriffs
Lois Wellington, President, Congress of California Seniors




  Ray Haynes, California Senator
Lewis K. Uhler, President, The National Tax-Limitation Committee
Carl McGill, Chairman, Black Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles County

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Vote 2000
Text of the Measure
Official Pro/Con Arguments
Analysis by the Legislative Analyst

  Easy Reading Voter Guide

  The League of Women Voters Pro/Con Analysis

  Original Bill Information and History

  The California Journal

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