Local Tax Elections:
Eight Sales Tax Increases, 14 Parcel Taxes and $2.36 Billion in School Bonds on June 3 Local Ballots

In addition to voting for governor, state controller, legislators and other elective offices, voters will decide the fate of many local tax measures when they go to the polls June 3.

A countywide sales tax increase is the ballot in Alameda County, and citywide sales tax hikes will be decided in Anderson, Davis, Hayward, San Pablo, Truckee, Watsonville and Woodland. The Woodland tax is proposed in a majority-vote measure, but is accompanied by four advisory measures that would urge the city to spend the money for specific purposes, and the Anderson tax similarly is proposed as a majority-vote measure accompanied by an advisory measure dictating how the revenue should be spent. If the measures themselves included provisions earmarking the funds, they would require a two-thirds vote.

The 31 school bond measures on the ballot propose a cumulative total of $2.36 billion in bonds that would be repaid by taxes on property owners.  

 

Type of Measure

 

County

 

Jurisdiction

 

Ballot Designation

 

Description

 

Bond

 

Contra Costa

 

City of Orinda

 

Measure J

Authorizes the issuance of $20 million in bonds in order to repair roads and storm drains, upgrade roadways, and improve street safety.

 

 

Bond

 

 

Contra Costa

Kensington Police Protection and Community Service District

 

 

Measure L

Authorizes the issuance of $2 million in bonds in order to modernize the aging Community Center.

 

 

Bond

 

San Mateo/Santa Clara/ Santa Cruz

 

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

 

 

Measure AA

Authorizes the issuance of $300 million in bonds, at a tax rate not to exceed $3.18 per $100,000 of assessed value of property owned, for improving access to hiking and biking opportunities, preserving forest habitat and, reducing forest fire risk.

 

 

 

 

Bond

 

 

 

San Francisco

 

 

 

City and County of San Francisco

 

 

 

Proposition A

Authorizes the issuance of $400 million in general obligation bonds to improve fire, earthquake, and emergency response by improving or replacing pipes, cisterns, and tunnels to ensure a reliable water supply for firefighters, and to make seismic-safety improvements to police and medical facilities.

 

Bond, School

 

Alameda

 

Fremont Unified School District

 

Measure E

Authorizes the issuance of $650 million in bonds to upgrade and repair neighborhood schools.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Alameda

 

Piedmont Unified School District

 

 

Measure H

Authorizes the issuance of $13.5 million in bonds to provide students and residents with a safe and accessible school theater facility, renovate classrooms, improve fire safety, and renovate aging systems.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Contra Costa

 

Contra Costa Community College District

 

 

Measure E


Authorizes the issuance of $450 million in bonds in order to modernize classrooms and labs, build new facilities, and improve earthquake safety.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Contra Costa

 

West Contra Costa Unified School District

 

 

Measure H

Authorizes the issuance of $270 million in bonds in order to update earthquake safety, handicap access, update computer and science labs, and remove hazardous materials in classrooms.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Fresno

 

 

Golden Plains Unified School District

 

 

Measure G

Authorizes the issuance of $13 million in bonds for improving classrooms, vocational and agricultural job training and technology, making repairs and health/safety improvements, and constructing district facilities.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Fresno/ Kings/ Tulare

 

 

Kingsburg Joint Union High School District

 

 

Measure K

Authorizes the issuance of $13 million in bonds for improving student access to technology, repair leaky roofs, make health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements, and modernize school facilities.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Fresno

 

 

Parlier Unified School District

 

 

Measure P

Authorizes the issuance of $6 million in bonds to increase student access to technology, modernize classrooms, upgrade P.E. fields, and construct a cafeteria at Parlier High School.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Fresno

 

 

Pine Ridge Elementary School District

 

 

Measure R

Authorizes the issuance of $4 million in bonds to repair plumbing systems, increase student access to technology, modernize classrooms, replace portable classrooms with permanent ones, and upgrade P.E. fields

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Marin

 

 

Petaluma Joint Union High School District

 

 

Measure C

Authorizes the issuance of $68 million in bonds to repair plumbing and sewer systems, upgrade electrical services, increase student access to technology, and modernize facilities.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Marin

 

Larkspur-Corte Madera School District

 

 

Measure D

Authorizes the issuance of $19 million in bonds in order to replace portable classrooms with permanent ones, complete earthquake and fire safety improvements, and upgrade heating and ventilation systems.

 

Bond, School

 

Mendocino

Round Valley Unified School District

 

Measure L

Authorizes the issuance of $4 million in bonds.

 

Bond, School

 

Mendocino

Southern Humboldt Joint Unified School District

 

Measure N

Authorizes the issuance of $10 million in bonds.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Merced

 

 

Merced River School District

 

 

Measure L

Authorizes the issuance of $1.8 million in bonds in order to replace outdated heating, air conditioning, and ventilation units, modernize school facilities, make safety and handicap improvements, and increase student access to technology.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Merced

 

Merced City Elementary School District

 

 

Measure M

Authorizes the issuance of $60 million in bonds in order to upgrade classrooms, repair electrical systems and leaky roofs, improve fire safety and school security, and construct additional facilities.

 

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

 

Merced

 

 

Le Grand Union High School District

 

 

 

Measure N

Authorizes the issuance of $4.2 million in bonds in order to modernize classrooms and restrooms, repair outdated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units, upgrade the Ag farm, and upgrade student access to modern technology.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Merced

 

Planada Elementary School District

 

 

Measure O

Authorizes the issuance of $1.5 million in bonds in order to modernize school facilities, increase student access to technology, and construct classrooms and support facilities.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Monterey

 

Gonzales Unified School District

 

 

Measure N

Authorizes the issuance of $16.9 million in bonds in order to increase student access to technology, construct a new elementary school, and modernize and upgrade existing school facilities.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Orange

 

Buena Park Elementary School District

 

Measure B

Authorizes the issuance of $71 million in bonds in order to modernize school facilities, improve safety and security, and build new facilities.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

San Mateo

 

Bayshore Elementary School District

 

 

Measure C

Authorizes the issuance of $6 million in bonds to replace outdated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, repair plumbing and leaky roofs, and modernize classrooms.

 

Bond, School

 

San Mateo

 

Sequoia Union High School District

 

Measure A

Authorizes the issuance of $265 million in bonds to build school facilities to address overcrowding.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

San Mateo

 

Woodside Elementary School District

 

 

Measure D

Authorizes the issuance of $13.5 million in bonds to upgrade educational facilities to meet health & safety codes, renovate heating, air conditioning, and sewer systems, and fix leaking roofs.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

San Diego

 

Coronado Unified School District

 

 

Measure E

Authorizes the issuance of $29 million in bonds to provide modern classroom technology, construct and repair classrooms, and continue advanced programs.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Santa Clara/ Santa Cruz

 

Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District

 

 

Measure E

Authorizes the issuance of $99 million in bonds in order to make safety repairs, fix leaky roofs, update labs, classrooms, and technology, and construct classrooms.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Santa Clara

 

 

San Benito High School District

 

 

Measure G

Authorizes the issuance of $42.5 million in bonds in order replace or repair classrooms, upgrade technology, improve school safety, and improve access for disabled individuals.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Santa Clara

 

 

Cambrian School District

 

 

Measure I

Authorizes the issuance of $39 million in bonds in order to reduce classroom overcrowding, update fire and earthquake safety, upgrade technology, improve energy efficiency, and build new classrooms.

 

Bond, School

 

Santa Clara

 

Union School District

 

Measure J

Authorizes the issuance of $125 million in bonds in order to make repairs to school facilities, upgrade fire and safety systems, update classroom technology, and provide teacher training.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Santa Cruz

 

 

Scotts Valley Unified School District

 

 

Measure A

Authorizes the issuance of $35 million in bonds in order to replace the existing middle school, and make seismic repairs to elementary schools.

 

Bond, School

 

Shasta

 

Happy Valley Union School District

 

Measure C

Authorizes the issuance of $2.495 million in bonds in order to refinance construction of the local school gymnasium and restrooms.

 

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

 

Tulare

 

 

 

Springville Union School District

 

 

 

Measure J

Authorizes the issuance of $4 million bonds, qualifying the district for an additional $2.2 million in local State matching funds in order to increase student access to computers and technology, modernize and upgrade classrooms, restrooms , and school facilities, and make health and safety improvements.

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

Tulare

 

 

Pixley Union School District

 

 

Measure Z

Authorizes the issuance of $7.8 million in bonds, and qualifies the District for $5.4 million in State matching grants, in order to modernize classrooms, build support facilities, and improve health and safety.

 

Bond, School

 

Yolo

 

Winters Joint Unified School District

 

Measure R

Authorizes the issuance of $15 million in bonds in order to make repairs, modernize classrooms, and replace portable classrooms with permanent ones.

 

Fire Tax

 

Mendocino

 

Brooktrails Township

 

Measure K

Increases the existing fire tax on vacant  land from $40 to $99 and increases the existing fire tax on single-family homes from $65 to $99

 

 

 

Fire Tax

 

 

 

Nevada

 

 

North San Juan Fire Protection District

 

 

 

Measure Q

Imposes a special tax of $61.50 per residence equivalent in order to fund emergency medical programs and equipment purchases, recruit and train volunteer firefighters, and improve wildfire response.

 

 

Fire Tax

 

 

San Bernardino

 

Apple Valley Fire Protection District

 

 

Measure G

Extends the existing fire suppression tax until 2034, and increases the tax by $23.88 per year, for a total of $87.04 per year for residential property owners. It is unclear what the rate is for business properties.

 

Hotel Tax

 

Yolo

 

City of Winters

 

Measure Q

Increases the city's hotel tax from 10% to 12% in order to fund police, fire, and other essential services.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Shasta

 

 

City of Anderson

 

 

Measure B

Advises the city council to spend 50% of the city's proposed sales tax (See Sales Tax Measure A below) on the police department in order to mitigate impacts of prison realignment and increase department staffing.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Yolo

 

 

City of Woodland

 

 

Measure K

Advises the city council to spend 60% of the revenue from the city's sales tax (See Sales Tax Measure J below) on expanding and enhancing youth and teen programs and facilities.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Yolo

 

 

City of Woodland

 

 

Measure L

Advises the city council to spend 20% of the revenue from the city's sales tax (See Sales Tax Measure J below) on the educational and youth literacy programs at the Woodland Public Library.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Yolo

 

City of Woodland

 

 

Measure M

Advises the city council to spend 15% of the revenue from the city's sales tax (See Sales Tax Measure J below) on expanded crime prevention programs.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Yolo

 

 

City of Woodland

 

 

Measure N

Advises the city council to spend 5% of the revenue from the city's sales tax (See Sales Tax Measure J below) on a city water and sewer utility ratepayer assistance program for low-income residents.

 

 

Parcel Tax

 

 

Alameda/ Contra Costa

 

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

 

 

Measure G

Imposes a parcel tax of $138 per parcel annually for 7 years, in order to 'maintain the quality of Livermore public schools without raising tax rates, attract highly-qualified teachers, and keep classroom technology up to date'.

 

 

 

Parcel Tax

 

 

 

Fresno

 

 

 

City of Parlier

 

 

 

Measure S

Imposes a parcel tax for a period of 5 years, in order to maintain Police and Fire protection services. The tax rate is $180 per year for residential parcels, $480 per year for commercial parcels, $2400 per year for industrial parcels, and $100 per acre for undeveloped parcels (up to $1200). Estimated revenue is $500,000.

 

Parcel Tax

 

Marin

 

Marin County Free Library

 

Measure A

Extends the existing $49 per-parcel tax for 9 years to fund the Marin County Free Library serving unincorporated Marin County, Novato, Corte Madera, and Fairfax.

 

Parcel Tax

 

Marin

 

City of San Anselmo

 

Measure E

Imposes a parcel tax of $54 per parcel, with a 3% annual increase, for 9 years, in order to fund the City's Library program.

 

Parcel Tax

 

Riverside

 

City of Desert Hot Springs

 

Measure F

Increases the city's existing parcel tax on vacant land to $372.68

 

 

Parcel Tax

 

 

Sacramento

 

 

City of Sacramento

 

 

Measure B

Imposes a parcel tax of $12 per single-family residential parcel in addition to the existing $29 tax, for a period of 12 years, to generate revenue for the city's library system.

 

Parcel Tax

 

San Bernardino

Bear Valley Community Healthcare District

 

Measure F

Extends the existing parcel tax of $20 on unimproved parcels, and $45 on improved parcels, through 2025.

 

Parcel Tax

 

San Mateo

 

Cabrillo Unified School District

 

Measure B

Extends the existing parcel tax of $150 for an additional 5 years in order to fund school programs, upgrade technology, and retain teachers.

 

Parcel Tax

 

Santa Clara

 

Milpitas Unified School District

 

Measure C

Extends the existing $84 parcel tax through 2023 to pay for teacher and classroom instruction.

 

Parcel Tax

 

Santa Clara

 

City of San Jose

 

Measure B

Extends the existing $30 parcel tax to fund library services  through 2039

 

Parcel Tax

 

Santa Clara

 

Evergreen School District

 

Measure H

Renews the existing $100 parcel tax for 5 years in order to fund teacher training, arts and music programs, school libraries, and school safety.

 

 

Parcel Tax

 

 

Santa Clara

 

 

Mount Pleasant School District

 

 

Measure K

Renews the existing $95 parcel tax for 7 years in order to fund school programs, libraries, music and art classes, and update educational materials.

 

 

Parcel Tax

 

 

Santa Cruz

 

 

County of Santa Cruz

 

 

Measure F

Replaces the expiring $6.58 per-year parcel tax with a new $8.50 parcel tax to raise revenue for parks.

 

 

Parcel Tax

 

 

Siskiyou

 

 

Lake Shastina CSD

 

 

Measure D

Replaces the existing police and fire parcel tax with a $124 parcel tax, subject to yearly adjustment for 6 years, to maintain local fire, police, and EMS protection services

 

 

Sales Tax

 

 

Alameda

 

 

City of Hayward

 

 

Measure C

Increases the city's sales tax by 0.5 percent to fund police and fire prevention activities, replace the city's library, and repair streets.

 

 

Sales Tax

 

 

Alameda

 

 

County of Alameda

 

 

Measure AA

Extends the existing 1/2 cent sales and use tax for essential health services until 2034, to provide trauma and emergency medical services and prevent closure of county hospitals and clinics.

 

Sales Tax

 

Contra

Costa

 

City of San Pablo

 

Measure K

Increases the city's sales tax by 0.25% to fund the creation of an Emergency Medical Services Squad.

 

Sales Tax

 

Nevada

 

Town of Truckee

 

Measure R

Increases the town's sales tax by 0.25% for 10 years to pay for construction of the Truckee River Legacy Trail.

 

Sales Tax

 

Santa Cruz

 

City of Watsonville

 

Measure G

Increases the city's sales tax by 0.5 percent to fund police and fire prevention activities.

 

Sales Tax

 

Shasta

 

City of Anderson

 

Measure A

Authorizes the city to impose a 1/2 cent sales tax in order to fund essential general city services.

 

Sales Tax

 

Yolo

 

City of Woodland

 

Measure J

Extends the city's existing 1/4 cent sales tax for 8 years in order to fund general city services.

 

 

Sales Tax

 

 

Yolo

 

 

City of Davis

 

 

Measure O

Increases the city's sale tax from 8% to 8.5%, through 2020, in order to reduce the city's budget deficit and provide funds repairing and maintaining roads and buildings. If the measure does not pass, the city's tax rate will drop to 7.5% on January 1, 2017.

 

Vehicle Tax

 

Fresno

 

County of Fresno

 

Measure A

Renews the county's existing Vehicle Abatement Program and vehicle registration fees ($1 per vehicle + $2 extra for commercial vehicles), for a period of 10 years, for the abatement and removal of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, and inoperative vehicles.

May 30, 2014

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