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Early last week, the LA Unified School District's elected board of trustees was planning a $3.2 billion bond measure for the November ballot. But Mayor Villaraigosa had conducted a poll showing that voters would be willing to go for more. On Thursday, the board almost doubled its request from $3.2 billion to $7 billion, with $2 billion of that not earmarked for any specific projects.
In 1997, voters approved Proposition BB, a bond issue worth $2.4 billion, with the proviso that a citizens' advisory board would be set up to watch how the money was spent. Since then, $13 billion in bonds have been approved by the voters.
Monica Garcia, President of the Board of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District
Connie Rice, White House task force on 21st Century Policing (@ConnieRicePCN)
A.J. Duffy, Apple Academy Charter Public Schools
Caprice Young, Los Angeles Charter School Board (@capriceyoung)