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Redondo Beach Measure Q Proposition Results

Redondo Beach voters decided whether to approve Measure Q, a bond measure designed to raise money for Redondo Beach Unified School District.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Redondo Beach Unified School District's Measure Q has passed.

According to results from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder, slightly more than 63 percent of voters approve of the $63 million general obligation bond. The bond measure needed 55 percent of ballots cast to pass.

"I'm truly humbled by the voter support," said school board member Laura Emdee during an election-night event at her home.

Measure Q was placed on the November ballot after a unanimous vote of the Redondo Beach Board of Education.

Measure Q will pay for better technology in classrooms in the Redondo Beach Unified School District, as well as the installation of solar panels and other improvements designed to increase energy efficiency for schools.

"By making our schools more energy efficient, the District can use the money saved on utility costs to put back in the classrooms," according to a news release from the district. "If Measure Q does not pass, funds that would otherwise go to classroom instruction will be needed to make utility payments, technology purchases or critical safety repairs."

The measure will cost property owners about $24 per $100,000 of assessed value per year in property taxes.

Editor's note: This story was originally published Tuesday; it has since been updated with election results.

Jane November 07, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Given the way RBUSD mismanaged the past 2 bonds, completing 60% of the work, behind schedule and using up all the funds, what are you thinking out there?????????????????????????????????????
Lisa Laguna November 07, 2012 at 03:26 PM
What are you talking about?? Lincoln has a brand new CDC...Adams middle school has a new gym, Parras has a new gym....countless improvements at other elementary schools. Where do you live or are are your children even attending RB schools lady????
T Brown November 07, 2012 at 04:34 PM
A bond to pay for new facilities? How have the student's scores improved? Does it foster a safe, learning environment? Is the amount of "special ed" kids rising or decreasing in Redondo, New facilities does not necessarily mean better education. I live across from Lincoln and as an educator myself our new CDC is like Disneyland but the quality of education is questionable. Is it okay to scream at kids? I hear it every day, inappropriate speech, lack of supervision, etc......Build your beautiful campus, judge this book (school) by it's cover but it doesn't change the quality of education. Thanks for another tax increase, now I have to figure out which medications I will have to hold back on to pay for the newest bond measure as I am a property owner with a heart defect. Do they teach math in Redondo anymore, has any voter figured out what the bond is actually going to cost in the end? I teach everyday and do not need the latest technology or solar power to educate children. In an economy like this, how foolish can the citizens of Redondo Beach continue to behave. Do we want to become like LAUSD? We're on our way, thanks to bonds like this. What is the return for your investment, how many of our graduates, we so generously financed, not just go to college but more importantly finish college. I'm utterly irritated with these measures but hey there's another election around the corner and I predict we will have another school bond that will pass.
Tony Czuleger November 08, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Their are a lot of Dumb folk here, as well as a lot of out of work people trying to hang on to their homes here in the city. This will cost home owners an average of $120.00 and up each year and for how long will we be paying this mesure Q. Tax. There is a less expensive way to save money here & who will be cleaning the solar panels once installed. This will be an added cost as well.
jim November 08, 2012 at 12:38 AM
I'm a long time Redondo resident/homeowner and I can understand the frustration some may have with this latest tax increase to cover this measure. I can also appreciate the comments about how money for physical improvements has been spent in the past. RBUHS may have gotten a nice new pool, but they totally blew it in the design, construction and implementation of the softball fields. There are two, sort of, the problem is that you can only play one regulation game at a time - the dimensions overlap at the outfield. Not well thought out. I've put 5 kids through the RBUSD and sure, I could have cut and run - my kids are done - but that would be wrong. The kids of Redondo should have what they need to compete on every level. Hopefully they can spend the money wisely and with well thought out plans. As to the quality of the education? That begins and ends with teachers and the support we give them. Over the years I've come to know many of them and we are very lucky to have many dedicated educators here in Redondo. I look forward to seeing my grandchildren matriculate and go on to lead productive lives.

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