MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 11 — August 25, 2018

Group 11 provides the next 66 California public school districts. This traunch represents $4.5 billion in cumulative unrestricted net deficits. The Unrestricted Net Positions (UNPs) range between negative $972 and negative $1,103.

We only see two Orange County school districts in this grouping:

#679 Westminster #808
#729 Newport-Mesa Unified #914

The second piece below is from the Los Angeles Times and provides the political intrigue we’re enjoying behind the scenes up here in Sacramento. The Assembly Speaker and the Senate President pro Tem want AB 84 passed. Almost every editorial board in the state has opined against implementing it. Needing a two-thirds vote, it will require one or more Republicans to assist. So, the pressure was on.

The Senate Republican Caucus decided to shut that door yesterday after our Caucus Chair, Senator Bates, was the recipient of the political power that the Democrats hold up here. This form of pressure was not appreciated and, since not enough Senate Democrats were on board with this bill, we shut the door on this strategy. It will be interesting to see what type of response we see in the last week of Session. Stay tuned.

670 Conejo Valley Unif Thousand Oaks Ventura 862 139,317 $(135,454,768) $ (972)
671 North Monterey Cty Moss Landing Monterey 620 27,381 $ (26,659,859) $ (974)
672 College Elementary Santa Ynez Santa Barb 399 6,123 $ (5,964,821) $ (974)
673 Monterey Peninsula Monterey Monterey 811 91,920 $ (89,552,616) $ (974)
674 Palermo Union Elem Palermo Butte 436 8,391 $ (8,178,944) $ (975)
675 Lammersville Joint Mountain House San Joaquin 484 12,195 $ (11,980,984) $ (982)
676 Chatom Union Turlock Stanislaus 370 4,694 $ (4,615,226) $ (983)
677 Adelanto Elementary Adelanto San Berdoo 748 59,676 $ (58,837,961) $ (986)
678 Bear Valley Unified Big Bear Lake San Berdoo 562 19,480 $ (19,227,029) $ (987)
679 Westminster Westminster Orange 808 88,390 $ (87,333,440) $ (988)
680 Stockton Unified Stockton San Joaquin 907 212,690 $(211,216,409) $ (993)
681 Jacoby Creek Elem Bayside Humboldt 315 2,676 $ (2,658,293) $ (993)
682 Oakland Unified Oakland Alameda 930 426,556 $(426,961,377) $(1,001)
683 Standard Elem Bakersfield Kern 599 24,141 $ (24,180,242) $(1,002)
684 Mountain View Elem El Monte Los Angeles 752 58,868 $ (59,086,569) $(1,004)
685 Lincoln Unified Stockton San Joaquin 717 49,944 $ (50,184,171) $(1,005)
686 Gratton Elementary Denair Stanislaus 196 573 $ (575,866) $(1,005)
687 Bonsall Unified Bonsall San Diego 555 18,347 $ (18,458,720) $(1,006)
688 Scott Valley Unified Fort Jones Siskiyou 383 5,156 $ (5,206,801) $(1,010)
689 Tulelake Basin Joint Tulelake Modoc 301 2,371 $ (2,399,686) $(1,012)
690 Eastern Sierra Unif Bridgeport Mono 362 4,192 $ (4,244,422) $(1,013)
691 Lake Elsinore Unif Lake Elsinore Riverside 852 128,172 $(129,801,800) $(1,013)
692 Sunol Glen Unified Sunol Alameda 240 1,031 $ (1,045,072) $(1,014)
693 Hamilton Unified Hamilton City Glenn 347 3,457 $ (3,508,596) $(1,015)
694 Lakeside Union Bakersfield Kern 457 9,308 $ (9,468,380) $(1,017)
695 Calaveras Unified San Andreas Calaveras 616 25,732 $ (26,358,309) $(1,024)
696 Burlingame Elem Burlingame San Mateo 647 31,833 $ (32,648,590) $(1,026)
697 Ventura Unified Ventura Ventura 847 122,268 $(125,596,180) $(1,027)
698 Holtville Unified Holtville Imperial 449 8,771 $ (9,013,880) $(1,028)
699 Davis Joint Unified Davis Yolo 801 79,936 $ (82,659,843) $(1,034)
700 Oro Grande Elem Oro Grande San Berdoo 249 1,161 $ (1,203,834) $(1,037)
701 Sierra Unified Prather Fresno 471 10,513 $ (10,917,002) $(1,038)
702 Kelseyville Unified Kelseyville Lake 490 12,260 $ (12,731,434) $(1,038)
703 San Carlos Elem San Carlos San Mateo 634 28,148 $ (29,277,653) $(1,040)
704 Twin Rivers Unified McClellan Sacramento 904 193,949 $(202,717,790) $(1,045)
705 Waterford Unified Waterford Stanislaus 467 10,126 $ (10,596,425) $(1,046)
706 Kings Canyon Joint Reedley Fresno 718 48,411 $ (50,660,720) $(1,046)
707 Inglewood Unified Inglewood Los Angeles 842 115,652 $(121,301,527) $(1,049)
708 Livermore Valley Jt Livermore Alameda 822 92,321 $ (96,976,891) $(1,050)
709 Woodlake Unified Woodlake Tulare 499 13,139 $ (13,809,588) $(1,051)
710 Gustine Unified Gustine Merced 461 9,147 $ (9,620,568) $(1,052)
711 Castle Rock Union Castella Shasta 170 363 $ (383,218) $(1,056)
712 Lancaster Elem Lancaster Los Angeles 844 116,342 $(122,985,308) $(1,057)
713 Lompoc Unified Lompoc Santa Barb 763 60,310 $ (63,919,071) $(1,060)
714 Twin Hills Union Sebastopol Sonoma 405 5,892 $ (6,252,305) $(1,061)
715 Laytonville Unified Laytonville Mendocino 332 2,918 $ (3,099,490) $(1,062)
716 Travis Unified Fairfield Solano 657 31,890 $ (33,939,299) $(1,064)
717 San Leandro Unified San Leandro Alameda 796 74,540 $ (79,579,156) $(1,068)
718 Long Beach Unified Long Beach Los Angeles 936 527,548 $(563,658,519) $(1,068)
719 Martinez Unified Martinez Contra Csta 653 31,269 $ (33,503,933) $(1,071)
720 El Tejon Unified Lebec Kern 460 8,873 $ (9,513,006) $(1,072)
721 Le Grand Union Le Grand Merced 310 2,371 $ (2,543,255) $(1,073)
722 Westside Elem Five Points Fresno 266 1,395 $ (1,500,726) $(1,076)
723 Galt Joint Union Galt Sacramento 651 30,628 $ (33,142,589) $(1,082)
724 Hueneme Elem Port Hueneme Ventura 761 57,951 $ (62,844,037) $(1,084)
725 Allensworth Elem Allensworth Tulare 194 496 $ (538,319) $(1,085)
726 Centinela Valley Un Lawndale Los Angeles 883 155,837 $(169,266,655) $(1,086)
727 Riverside Unified Riverside Riverside 921 267,663 $(291,442,489) $(1,089)
728 Bradley Union Elem Bradley Monterey 189 462 $ (503,114) $(1,089)
729 Newport-Mesa Unif Costa Mesa Orange 914 205,879 $(224,251,945) $(1,089)
730 Poway Unified San Diego San Diego 913 201,774 $(220,030,221) $(1,090)
731 Kerman Unified Kerman Fresno 591 20,797 $ (22,698,542) $(1,091)
732 Healdsburg Unified Healdsburg Sonoma 559 17,364 $ (18,993,256) $(1,094)
733 Redlands Unified Redlands San Berdoo 868 130,828 $(143,519,399) $(1,097)
734 Palmdale Elem Palmdale Los Angeles 870 134,142 $(147,687,951) $(1,101)
735 Anderson Valley Unif Boonville Mendocino 336 2,954 $ (3,255,280) $(1,102)
736 Greenfield Union Bakersfield Kern 742 51,846 $ (57,185,520) $(1,103)

Partisan spat puts California campaign fundraising bill in jeopardy

By PATRICK MCGREEVY

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-partisan-spat-puts-california-campaign-1535158629-htmlstory.html

A controversial proposal to boost fundraising power for legislative leaders was put in jeopardy Friday when the Senate Republican Caucus said it would not vote for the measure amid concerns that two GOP bills have been held up by the Democrats.

An aide to Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco), who introduced the legislation, said the situation was “still fluid.”

But the letter signed by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates and 11 other members of her caucus puts a cloud over the future of the bill, which needs a two-thirds majority to pass.

“After careful review of Assembly Bill 84 (Mullin), the Senate Republican Caucus opposes advancement of the bill this year,” said the letter, which was delivered Friday to Senate Democrats after a Democratic-controlled committee put a hold on two unrelated Bates bills.

The campaign measure, which is opposed by the California Democratic Party and dozens of open-government groups including California Common Cause, would allow partisan caucuses in the Legislature to accept campaign contributions of $36,000 from individual sources for state races, up from the current limit of $4,400.

The Democrats lack a supermajority in the Senate and would need at least one Republican vote to pass the bill, but Capitol sources say some Democratic lawmakers are also reluctant to vote for the bill.

Sen. Joel Anderson (R-San Diego) did not sign the letter that went to the Democrats, and voted for the Mullin bill in committee. He said late Friday he was open to voting for the bill on the floor, but wanted to hear the arguments on both sides and would oppose it if Democrats hold Republican bills hostage.

The Assembly Transportation Committee held up two bills by Bates that would give more time for motorists to get Department of Motor Vehicles licenses renewed and honor a firefighter who died on duty by putting his name on a freeway sign.

Bates demanded an explanation, saying during the committee hearing that “It’s very curious” that her legislation was pulled with “no explanation.”

Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), the committee chairman, told Bates during the hearing that her bills were “pulled at the request of the speaker,” but he added later that there was “a very good possibility” that the bills would be heard in committee next week.

A spokesman for Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) said the committee intends to move one of the bills forward next week and that it was held to work out some issues.

Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) said he signed the letter because he was uncomfortable with how the Mullin bill expands campaign financing in the Capitol.

“The issue is some people have to realize this bill is dead,” he said.

Emily Rusch of the California Public Interest Research Group hopes the Mullin bill is not being revived because she fears it will lead to more special-interest cash flooding to legislative leaders.

“Voting to create new avenues for big campaign contributions is unpopular and out of touch with what voters want to see their elected leaders focus on,” she said. “It’s bad policy and bad politics.”

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