Vidak to Governor: Please get off the dime and start issuing school bonds

Department of Finance stalling sale of school bonds approved by voters
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown requesting that he order the staff at the Department of Finance to start selling school bonds that were approved by the voters through Proposition 51 last November.

May 30, 2017

The Honorable Jerry Brown, Governor
State of California
State Capitol, First Floor
Sacramento, CA  95814

Dear Governor Brown:

As you’ll see in the attached letter from the “Coalition for Adequate School Housing” (CASH), there appears to be over $126 million in school construction and modernization funds being withheld from schools in my district.

I am writing to request that you please instruct your folks at the Department of Finance to get off the dime and start selling the bonds to fund these vital school projects.

My Senate District and the entire Central Valley has been hard hit by several years of drought and water allocation cutoffs, resulting in massive unemployment and job losses.  We really do not need the state compounding these issues by stalling school bond sales.

Thank you for your consideration.



Vidak recently received a letter from the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) which details the delays at the Department of Finance and lists 66 school sites in Vidak’s district that are awaiting over $126 million in funding from the sale of the bonds.