ECDC Endorses Ballot Measures for May/Jun 2014

At the April 22 endorsement forum, the ECDC endorsed the following:

YES on CParcel Tax for Medical Services — West Contra Costa Healthcare District  (2/3 approval Required)

To maintain local emergency room care and continue to provide critical medical services, such as intensive care, care for heart attacks, emergency respiratory care and cancer treatment, shall the West Contra Costa Healthcare District be authorized to levy an annual special tax of fourteen cents per square foot of building area per parcel, with annual audits by an independent oversight committee?

YES on EContra Costa Community College District (55% voter approval required)

To upgrade educational facilities at Diablo Valley, Contra Costa, and Los Medanos Colleges, and the San Ramon and Brentwood centers, and help prepare students for jobs and college transfer by modernizing classrooms and labs, building facilities for health, medical, science, and technology training, and implementing earthquake safety, accessibility and infrastructure improvements, shall the Contra Costa Communty College District issue $450 million of bonds at legal intrerest rates with independent oversight, audits, and all funds spent on local sites?

YES on H: West Contra Costa Unified School District (55% voter approval required)

To repair and upgrade neighborhood schools, shall West Contra Costa Unified School District improve earthquake safety, seniors and handicap accessibility; update science, computer labs, remove asbestos, hazardous materials, and lead-based paint; bring all West County schools up to the same quality; meet fire codes, contstruct, equip facilities, thereby increasing public safety, by issuing $270 million of bond the State cannot take away, at legal rates, with strict citizens oversight, annual audits and no money for pensions or administrators salaries?

YES on LKensington Police Protection and Community Service District (2/3 voter approval required)

 Kensington Community Center Bond Measure – To meet community needs of Kensington residents by moderizing the aging Community Center (Youth Hut), improving earthquake safety, meeting fire and health safety codes, reparing the roof, updating the kitchen and restrooms, updating spaces for youth programs, meetings and events and providing disabled access, shall the Kensington Police Protection and Community Service District issue up to $2 million in bonds, proceeds of which cannot be taken by the State and requiring independent citzens’ oversight?