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Prop 13 to Bring Key Facility to Mt. SAC

Prop 13 on the ballot

February 12, 2020 - 08:20 AM

Man votesOn March 3, 2020, California voters will decide whether to approve Proposition 13, a $15 billion general obligation bond measure that would provide funding to California’s public education system that can be spent for many improvements, including seismic safety of buildings, address deferred maintenance and expand the physical capacity of facilities to serve California students.

 If approved by voters, Proposition 13: Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020, would allocate $9 billion to California’s public pre-K to 12 schools, $2 billion to the California Community College system, and $4 billion for the California State University and University of California systems. Officials with Mt. SAC say passage of Prop 13 would help fund the planned Technology and Health Building.  

construction siteVoters will be asked to decide whether or not to approve Proposition 13 during the state primary election, held on March 3, 2020, with a simple majority deciding whether or not to enact the measure. Mt. SAC itself is a voting center for Los Angeles County from Feb. 29 through March 3. Click here for more information. 

 Proposition 13: Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020 was authored by State Sen. Steve Glazer and Assembly member Patrick O’Donnell. Proposition 13 (2020) is in no way related to Proposition 13 (1978), which restricted local property tax increases to the inflation rate (with a 2% maximum). Prop 13 (2020) would be paid entirely out of the state’s general fund, not property taxes.

For more information on Prop 13 (2020), including arguments for and against the initiative, see the official state webpage on the proposition.