Local Tax Election Results:
Two Parcel Tax Measures Approved in Southern California

Voters in two Los Angeles County school districts approved parcel tax measures in all-mail elections that concluded March 12, according to unofficial results posted by the county registrar.

Measure R in the San Marino Unified School District extends an existing parcel tax for six years, at a rate of $330 per parcel. The measure was approved by 73 percent of the voters (with provisional ballots still being counted).

Measure S in the South Pasadena Unified School District increases the district’s parcel tax by $98 and continues the tax for five years. The measure was approved with 72 percent of the vote (with provisional ballots still being counted).

Loren Kleinrock, superintendent of the San Marino district, said: “We are gratified the community has continued its support of the schools. We are woefully underfunded by the state, and to provide the level of education the community would like to see for its kids, they know they have to step up and help us. Though the effect (of the tax measure failing) here would not have been as immediate as in South Pasadena, it certainly would have had an effect, and at some point would have led to less teaching staff, larger class sizes and reduced programs.”

Official results for both elections are expected to be certified March 26 by the county registrar. (Source: Pasadena Star-News, March 13.)

March 15, 2013
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