Q:  If the district is so broke, why do they spend $80-90,000 on these bond campaigns?
A.  The district pays about $1,500 in fees to the county when it places a bond on the ballot.  Any other fees, which include legal, financial underwriter, and (on the 2010 campaign) advisor fees, have been contingent on the passage of the bond.  Since the prior two efforts have failed, none of these fees were charged or paid.  The current campaign is a completely grassroots effort.  The "Yes for Measure O" committee is made up of citizen volunteers with no professional advisor.  The campaigns funding is entirely through private donations.  We are focusing on low-cost means of getting the word out, versus diverting energy into trying to raise a lot of money for the campaign itself.