November Parcel Tax Results

November 9, 2011 by
Filed under: Finances 

During 2011 there have been 27 school parcel taxes with eighteen measures passing and nine measures failing. Of the 18 successful measures, two were first time measures, seven measures were renewal of a past parcel tax at the same amount and nine measures extended a parcel tax at a higher amount. There were seven parcel tax measures scheduled for a November 8th election.

Burlingame Elementary, 2,673 students

    Parcel Tax Amount: $76
    Duration: 4 years
    Annual Amount to be Generated: $589,000
    General Fund Revenues (09/10): $19 million
    Opposition: None found

Measure passed with 67.6% Yes votes. Passed a parcel tax of $180 in 2010 for ten years.

Las Virgenes Schools, 11,644 students

    Parcel Tax Amount: $95
    Duration: 8 years
    Annual Amount to be Generated: $2.2 million
    General Fund Revenues (09/10): $87 million
    Opposition: Citizens Against New Local Taxes (website)

Measure failed with 56.3% Yes votes. An existing parcel tax of $98 remains in effect through 2015.

Mammoth Unified, 1,126 students

    Parcel Tax Amount: $59
    Duration: 5 years
    Annual Amount to be Generated: $655,000
    General Fund Revenues (09/10): $14 million
    Opposition: None found

Measure passed with 73.8% Yes votes. Renews an existing parcel tax for the same amount.

Pacific Grove Unified, 1,766 students

    Parcel Tax Amount: $60
    Duration: 4 years
    Amount to be Generated: not known
    General Fund Revenues (09/10): $25 million
    Opposition: Two citizens (editorial)

Measure failed with 59.7% yes votes. An existing parcel tax of $35 remains in effect until 2013.

Pacifica Schools, 3,135 students

    Parcel Tax Amount: $118 with 3% increase
    Duration: 10 years
    Annual Amount to be Generated: $1.2 million
    General Fund Revenues (09/10): $23 million
    Opposition: One citizen (commentary)

Measure passed with 68.8% Yes votes. Replaces an expiring parcel tax of $96 passed in 2008.

Palos Verde Peninsula Unified, 11,886 students

    Parcel Tax Amount: $374
    Duration: Indefinite
    Annual Amount to be Generated: $7.2 million
    General Fund Revenues (09/10): $89 million
    Opposition: No organized opposition

Measure passed with 68.3% Yes votes. Replaces an existing parcel tax of $165.

Tamalpais Union, 3,810 students

    Parcel Tax Amount: $238.78 with 3% increase
    Duration: 10 years
    Annual Amount to be Generated: $8.5 million
    General Fund Revenues (09/10): $57 million
    Opposition: Marin United Taxpayers Association (Facebook post)

Measure passed with 72.4% Yes votes. Renews an existing parcel tax of $238.78.

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    [...] It’s a small sample, but it’s been consistent. In May, nine of 13 parcel taxes passed, but all got over 55 percent of the vote. For all of 2011, two-thirds of the 27 parcel taxes on the ballot passed, according to Mike McMahon, a school consultant who tracks ballot measures. [...]

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