The SBC Taxpayers Assoc. endorses the SYVUHS Measure K2016 Bond

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The Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association has announced their endorsement of the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District’s Measure K Bond Initiative. In an email received today from the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District Superintendent Scott Cory learned that the SBCTA Board unanimously endorsed the districts November 8 Election Day bond measure initiative, Measure K.

“We’ve worked very hard to do the right thing the right way for our community with Measure K.  It’s great point of encouragement to have a citizen’s taxpayer organization endorse our efforts,” Cory stated.

The Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association Board of Directors unanimously voted to endorse the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District school bond on the ballot this November (Measure K).

In their email the Board took this action on two primary bases:

  1. We like that the payoff period for the bond is 15 years.  We think this sets a good precedent for other local funding measures.
  2. We have confidence in the Board and administration of the SYVUHSD, and believe you have identified good projects that can be addressed in a cost-effective manner.

The email from the Taxpayer Assoc. also stated “With respect to taking an affirmative position, we were all strongly in support of the Santa Ynez Valley High School District bond for $14.7 million.  Santa Ynez Valley High School is an excellent school, and its Board’s decision to pursue a 15-year (versus 30-year) bond will save future taxpayers much money,”.

More information about Measure K2016 is available on and you can watch our exclusive FacebookLive events with Cory available on the Santa Ynez Valley Star Facebook page!