topleft CSBA.org >  Services >  Governance Technology > 

Legal Resources | Elections Code |  EL  9401  

Bond Issues   

arrow Previous bar Next arrow

(a) In connection with each bond issue specified in Section 9400, a statement shall be mailed to the voters with the sample ballot for the bond election. The statement required by this section shall be filed with the election official conducting the election not later than the 88th day prior to the election, and shall include:

(1) The best estimate from official sources of the tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund that bond issue during the first fiscal year after the first sale of the bonds based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors.

(2) The best estimate from official sources of the tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund that bond issue during the first fiscal year after the last sale of the bonds if the bonds are proposed to be sold in series, and an estimate of the year in which that rate will apply, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors.

(3) The best estimate from official sources of the highest tax rate that would be required to be levied to fund that bond issue, and an estimate of the year in which that rate will apply, based on assessed valuations available at the time of the election or a projection based on experience within the same jurisdiction or other demonstrable factors.

(b) In addition, the statement may contain any declaration of policy of the legislative or governing body of the applicable jurisdiction, proposing to utilize revenues other than ad valorem taxes for purposes of funding the bond issue, and the best estimate from official sources of these revenues and the reduction in the tax rate levied to fund the bond issue resulting from the substitution of revenue.

(c) The words "tax rate" as used in this chapter means tax rate per one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation on all property to be taxed to fund any bond issue described in Section 9400.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1081, Sec. 12.