Shoreline school and Bolinas utility districts finalize ballot measures


Ready to vote? Locals will have a chance to weigh in on some hot topics this fall. On Monday, the Shoreline Unified School District unanimously passed a resolution to put a $19.5 million bond measure—that amounts to $39 per $100,000 of taxable property value—for facilities improvements on the November ballot. That’s a drop from the $30 million it proposed this spring, which met steadfast opposition. Superintendent Bob Raines said the money will be enough to address all of the top-priority projects, and possibly even some ranked second in importance. “We are going to work with the community, staff and students to determine which of the priority-two projects rise to the top,” he said. If voters approve the bond, which will take a 55 percent majority, projects would likely begin next summer. The school board’s resolution is posted at In another 11th-hour decision made in time to meet the Friday deadline to submit ballot text, yesterday the Bolinas Public Utility District’s board finalized language for an advisory measure for Bolinas residents: “Shall the County of Marin enact a resolution pursuant to Marin County Ordinance 3662 to include Brighton Avenue, Park Avenue and Wharf Road in downtown Bolinas as County roads on which there shall be no overnight parking of vehicles, except for automobiles, motorcycles and pickups, between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.?” If the measure is passed by a simple majority, it will inform actions taken by the county.