The results of the May 3 parcel tax elections are now final – of the 13 parcel taxes on local ballots, nine were approved. Eight of the nine were in wealthy districts in the San Francisco Bay Area, while the remaining measure was in the university community of Davis.
Click here for CalTax's local tax measure table, which includes details about the 13 parcel taxes, along with results from other 2011 tax elections, and information about upcoming local tax elections.
In the New Haven Unified School District in Union City, a $180-a-year parcel tax (Measure B) was rejected. In the wake of Measure B's defeat, students and members of the New Haven Boosters Association are organizing events in an attempt to raise $350,000 for the district by the end of the school year. The group is trying to target those who voted for the tax increase, to let them know that their voluntary contributions are welcomed.
The Pleasanton Unified School District also is turning to fundraising after its $98-per-year parcel tax (Measure E) fell 2 percentage points short of passage. Last year, the district's Community OutReach for Education (CORE) campaign yielded $570,000 in donations, and officials are shooting for $600,000 this year, said Cindy Galbo, assistant superintendent of educational services. (Sources: Los Altos Town Crier, May 11; Union City Patch, May 9; and the Pleasanton Patch, May 11.)
May 13, 2011
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