Measure V fact sheet
Yes on Measure V: The only measure that guarantees your right to vote
What the Apple Valley Citizens Right To Vote On Debt Act does
- Requires voter approval for Town of Apple vallev Revenue Bond projects over $10 million.
- Holds government accountable to voters instead of the current system, where they’re planning to spend as much as $200 million without a vote of the people.
- Guarantees Apple Valley residents the right to vote ‘YES’ or ‘NO’ on hundreds of millions in debt they would have to repay for decades.
It’s Simple. It’s Clear. It Respects Apple Valley Taxpayers.
The Right to Vote on Debt Act protects taxpayers to ensure Apple Valley’s finances are well managed, now and in the future.
With voter approval of long-term debt, government will be accountable to you. The measure ends the
blank checks and
rubber stamps that have resulted in debt that has bankrupted cities like San Bernardino and Stockton. This act will ensure that voters approve the full cost of future projects, including interest payments, that they are expected to pay.
The Right to Vote on Debt Act is the Smart Choice for Apple Valley Voters.
The Town of Apple Valley already manages the sewer system. Now the Town is attempting to take over the water system — which could cost as much as $200 million according to the Apple Valley Blue Ribbon Water Committee — and they have adopted a plan to take over our electricity service as well. By requiring a vote before taking on debt exceeding $10 million for revenue bond projects, Apple Valley residents can guarantee they have a voice in what projects are undertaken and what debt they will ultimately be responsible for.
What the Right to Vote Act Doesn’t Do
- It DOES NOT hinder capital improvement projects for the Town’s infrastructure. This act was carefully written tp exempt improvements to parks, street]’ bridges and other community needs. It only applies to bonds for revenue generating enterprises like water or sewer services.
- It DOES NOT stop the Town of Apple Valley from pursuing eminent domain acquisition of Liberty Utilities Water Company. The Town is continuing to go to court to ask a judge to force a sale or Liberty Utilities. This measure simply requires the Town to ask voters for their approval on the amount the Town is willing to go into debt to pay for it.
Paid for by Apple Valley Citizens Right to Vote on Debt: Yes on V, No on W, sponsored and funded by Liberty Utilities (ID 1387994) PO Box 1721, Apple Valley, CA 92307
Files related to Measure V
- 20150913 Commentary: Apple Valley water takeover plan: Know the full cost (Coupal)
- 20160621 Measure V
- 20160726 TOAV staff report on Measure V
- 20160831 Best supporters money can buy
- 20160831 Serious omission
- 20160831 Town paid more than $50K for ballot measure
- 20160904 Letter: Peter Allen supporting Measure V (Nassif)
- 20160906 Town business practices
- 20160908 Letter: Don’t waste your vote (Carloni)
- 20160911 Letter: Measure Waste (Carloni)
- 20160918 Our View: The right to vote on big projects
- 20160919 Support Measure V
- 20160923 Opinion: Measure V is for voting to ensure government is accountable (Mann)
- 20160924 Letter: Measure W (Piercy)
- 20160925 Opinion: Measure V respects Liberty Utilities customers’ rights (Sorensen)
- 20160929 Letter: Time to go (Varga)
- 20161002 Letter: Reject Measure W (Allan)
- 20161010 Letter: Truth about V and W (Bell)
- 20161011 Letter: The measure of a man (Varga)
- 20161018 Will Apple Valley become California’s Flint, MI?
- 20161020 Yes on Measure V (video)
- 20161023 Letter: Supports Measure V (Schappert)
- 20161025 Diving into the shallow waters of Measure W
- 20161102 Letter: Measure of a man (McCarthy)
- 20161102 No water in Measure W
- 20161103 More Measure W misdirection
- 20161103 No on W, Yes on V
- 20161105 Money flows like water
- 20161111 Letter: Diving into shallow ‘W’ater
- 20161111 Measure V garnered 2,319 more yes votes than Measure W
- 20161113 Tuesday’s election results
- 20161114 Measures V and W
- 20161115 Polls and votes
- 20161121 Voters show they want a say in water takeover issue (Hanson)