MARTINEZ -- Primary arguments in favor and in opposition to several measures on the June 3 ballot are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Registrar of Voters Joe Canciamilla announced last week.

  • Measure E, a $450 million bond measure in the Contra Costa Community College District, would add $13 a year per $100,000 of assessed value to the current $13 assessment, for a total of $26 a year per $100,000 of assessed value. The measure needs 55 percent voter approval to pass.

  • Measure G, in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, which includes parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, a proposed parcel tax of $138 a year for seven years would fund advanced math, science and engineering courses; facilities maintenance; teacher retention; and classroom technology and instructional materials. Measure G requires two-thirds voter approval.

  • Measure H, a $270 million school construction bond measure in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, would add $10 a year in taxes per $100,000 in assessed valuation for property owners initially, rising to a maximum of $36 per $100,000. The measure needs 55 percent voter approval to pass.

  • Measure L, a $2 million bond measure in the Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District, is designed to modernize the Kensington Community Center and make it seismically safe. It requires two-thirds voter approval.

    The deadline for rebuttal arguments for Measure L, if applicable, is 5 p.m. March 24.

    Ballot arguments pertaining to two city measures, in Orinda and San Pablo, must be filed with the respective city clerk's offices.


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  • Orinda's Measure J, a $20 million bond measure for repair and maintenance of roads and storm drains, would cost property owners an estimated $16.33 a year per $100,000 of assessed valuation; it needs a two-thirds majority to pass.

  • San Pablo's Measure K would hike the sales tax in the city by a quarter of a percent to fund increased emergency medical services; two-thirds voter approval is required.

    Orinda's deadlines are the same as the county's. A San Pablo official said the deadline for Measure K ballot arguments is 5 p.m. Friday. There is no provision for rebuttal arguments in San Pablo.

    The Orinda City Clerk's Office is at 22 Orinda Way, Orinda CA 94563; The San Pablo City Clerk's Office is at 13831 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo CA 94806.

    The county has posted a guide for submitting arguments at www.cocovote.us/wp-content/uploads/localmeasureguide.pdf. For more information, call 925-335-7874.

    Contact Tom Lochner at 510-262-2760. Follow him at Twitter.com/tomlochner.