School bond measure to cost taxpayers double

With interest, $150 million bond measure will be nearly $300 million Hemet Unified School DistrictHemet High School. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor While Measure X on the upcoming Nov. 6 ballot presents itself as a $150 million bond measure to pay for school district repairs, upgrades, and safety equipment, the real cost to taxpayers will be twice the amount that the school district has been citing. The true cost is estimated at about $300 million, according to Riverside County’s deputy county counsel. The truth about the bond measure is contained in a buried paragraph on the sixth page of the voter handbook describing the ballot measure. “The best estimate

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