Fact Sheet (pdf)
Sponsor Letter (PDF)
Senate Bill 7 would increase transparency in school bond measures by requiring school and community college districts to specify expenditures, including the name of the school where the funds will be spent, along with basic cost estimates of the project, in their bond proposals. Detailed information on proposed projects and the school or college campus being impacted allow taxpayers to be assured that the actual projects they approved will be implemented and not abandoned for less transparent projects.
- Statewide report criticizes passage of school bonds
- State watchdog agency points to flaws in bond oversight
- Little Hoover Commission: Borrowed Money: Opportunities for Stronger Bond Oversight
- California Policy Center: For the Kids: California Voters Must Become Wary of Borrowing Billions More from Wealthy Investors for Educational Construction