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Davis Joint Unified School District parcel tax, Measure E (November 2012)

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A Davis Joint Unified School District parcel tax, Measure E ballot question was on the November 6, 2012, ballot for voters in the Davis Joint Unified School District in parts of Solano County and Yolo County, where it was approved. A lawsuit was filed in January 2013 that may result in the invalidation of Measure E.[1]

Measure E authorizes the Davis Joint Unified School District to continue to levy for four more years a parcel tax of $204.00 per parcel. The tax rate will be $20 "per dwelling unit for multi-dwelling" parcels.

Additionally, if the statewide ballot proposition, Proposition 30, had been defeated, Measure E would have allowed the Davis Joint Unified School District to levy an additional parcel tax of $242.00/year. However, Proposition 30 was approved, so that feature of Measure E is moot.

Voters in the district approved the Measure C parcel tax on the March 6, 2012 ballot.

In January 2013, a lawsuit was filed against Measure E seeking to invalidate it on the grounds that it violates the provisions of Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District. The attorney for the plaintiff in the lawsuit against Measure CL is David Brillant, the Walnut Creek attorney who successfully argued Borikas.[1]

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure E
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Solano County 16 53.33% 14 46.67%
Yolo County 20,635 69.0% 9,253 31.0%
Totals: 20,651 69.03% 9,267 30.97%
Final official results from the Solano County elections office and the Yolo County elections office (dead link).

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE E: "To offset the continued loss of significant state funding, shall the Davis Joint Unified School District be authorized to continue a special tax for a period of 4 years not to exceed the base annual rate of $20.00 per dwelling unit for multi-dwelling parcels and $204.00 per parcel for all other parcels, and levy up to an additional $242.00 to cover State funding shortfalls ONLY if the November 2012 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education initiative does not pass?"[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Contra Costa Tiimes, "San Leandro, West Contra Costa schools and others sued over parcel taxes," February 1, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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