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Albany Unified School District parcel tax, Measure I (November 2009)

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An Albany Unified School District parcel tax, Measure I ballot question was on the November 3, 2009 ballot for voters in the Albany Unified School District in Alameda County, where it was approved.

Measure I imposed a new parcel tax of $149/year on residential units and three cents per square feet on non-residential parcels. The tax will be in force for five years, and can be increased annually depending on inflation.[1]

At the time of the vote on Measure I, the Albany Unified School District (AUSD) had already imposed two other special parcel tax measures. With the approval of Measure I, the total annual parcel tax for a residential parcel went to $555/year. Measure J, on the same November 3, 2009 ballot as Measure I, was also approved. It rolled all three together into one tax.

Election results

Measure I
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,975 76.32%
No92323.68%
These final, certified, election results are from the Alameda County election office.

Support

The editorial board of the "Contra Costa Times" supported a "yes" vote on Measure I.[2]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Measure I: "To help restore teacher positions and student services lost because of deep and unprecedented State budget cuts, including ‎school safety and security, reading and math support, music, art and library services, shall the Albany Unified School District levy a special parcel tax for only five years at $149 per year on residential units (three cents/sq. ft. ‎on non-residential parcels), with annual audits and adjustments for inflation, ‎exempting homeowners age 65 and over and low-income taxpayers?‎"

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