San Ramon Chamber of Commerce endorses Measure D

In Uncategorized by Sina Enayati

SAN RAMON, CA – OCTOBER 1, 2012 — The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to endorse Measure D, a bond measure placed on the November 6ballot by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to support the San Ramon Valley Schools.

“The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce urges San Ramon Valley residents to vote Yes on Measure D,” said Chamber Chair, Laura O’Brien, CFP®, Summit Financial Group, LLC.  “There is a strong link between the high quality of education in the San Ramon Valley and the economic vitality of the area. Many people report moving into the city to live, work and raise their families because the school system is among the best in the state,” she explained.

The bond measure will help to ensure that the students have facilities that will continue to meet their educational needs including:

  • Providing additional classrooms to better ensure that students can attend their neighborhood schools
  • Updating technology infrastructure for 21st-century teaching and learning
  • Renovation of aging science labs, classrooms and school facilities
  • Upgrading fire, security, and earthquake safety systems
  • Keeping schools well-maintained and in good condition
  • Bringing all schools up to the same high facility standards

Given the current financial challenges placed on the San Ramon Valley School District by the state, the Board was impressed with the fiscal requirements of the bond which include:

  • Every penny of the bond will support San Ramon Valley schools.
  • The State cannot take Measure D funds.
  • Independent citizens’ oversight is required.
  • No funds can be used for administrators’ salaries.
  • Measure D will qualify our schools for State matching funds.

For more information, please contact the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce at 925.242.0600 or email