How can we be assured that Measure R money will be spent properly?

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Taxpayer protections are REQUIRED. All Measure R funds stay local — they cannot be taken away by the State or used for other purposes. ONLY facilities and equipment repairs and upgrades are allowed. NO funds can be spent on administrators' salaries. Measure R requires the establishment of an independent Citizens Oversight Committee within 60 days after a successful election result is certified. The Committee is responsible for monitoring bond finances to ensure the public that the money is spent properly. Measure R also requires independent annual audits on use of bond proceeds to ensure accountability to the public.