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Welcome to the California League of Bond Oversight Committees (CaLBOC). CaLBOC is an all volunteer, non-partisan association of Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) members, current and past, who are interested in helping other CBOC members. CaLBOC was formed in 2006 by CBOC members trying to find better training to help perform their duties. CaLBOC is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

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California School Builders, Others to Gather Signatures for November 2016 Statewide School Construction Bond Measure

Jan 12, 2015 | By Jim Miller | http://www.sacbee.com
EXCERPT:  School-construction and home-building groups Monday launched an effort to qualify a $9 billion school bond for the November 2016 ballot, only days after Gov. Jerry Brown released a budget plan that minimized the state’s role in paying for building new classrooms and modernizing existing ones.
   The last state school bond was in 2006, and the pot of new construction and modernization money is virtually empty, with a $2 billion backlog in applications for assistance. Besides putting students in aging or overcrowded classrooms, officials warn that the situation could trigger a 1998 state law that would double developer fees on new homes.
... Monday's filing follows Brown's release last Friday of a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that included little new state money for school facilities. Brown has made clear that he takes a dim view of the state incurring debt to build schools.
   ... Monday's filing follows Brown's release last Friday of a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that included little new state money for school facilities. Brown has made clear that he takes a dim view of the state incurring debt to build schools.
   Last week's proposal called for making it easier for local districts to pass bonds as well as restructuring developer fees in a way that would likely increase them. Any state contribution, it said, should be targeted to districts with the most need. ...

   To read complete editorial, please visit: www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article6143364.html  


Reducing Costs for Building and Renovating Schools Sacramento Taxpayer Group Tries New Tactic

Sept. 23, 2014 | By Diana Lambert| www.sacbee.com
EXCERPT: The Sacramento Taxpayers Association is changing its tactics when it comes to school bonds. Instead of simply opposing school bonds they don't like, representatives from the organization have been meeting with Sacramento County school districts since early summer to collaborate on them. They recently dubbed the effort the Better Ways to Build Schools initiative. "Schools need to be built," said the association's Michael Day. "The goal is to get to the point where they are building schools that we can actively support."
   The STA also plans to help raise money for bond campaigns, so districts don't have to take money from businesses that would stand to profit from the construction of schools or the sale of the bonds to build them, Day said. School districts are prohibited from spending public money to fund bond campaigns. ...
To read the complete article, please visit:  http://www.sacbee.com/2014/09/23/6728274/sacramento-taxpayer-group-tries.html


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CaLBOC Board Meetings:
February 13, 2015, Friday
May 7, 2015 - Thursday
August 2015

CaLBOC Annual
Statewide Conference:
May 8, 2015 - Friday


CaLBOC May 9, 2014 Statewide Conference Presentation:
Pay to Play in School Bond Measures What it is and
Why it is Wrong
Presented by Lori Raineri of Governmental Financial Strategies www.CaLBOC.org
/docs/2014CaLBOC_PaytoPlay.pdf


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