East Side Union High School parcel tax, Measure I (November 2010)

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An East Side Union High School District parcel tax, Measure I ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the East Side Union High School District in Santa Clara County.[1] It was defeated.[2]

The tax would have been $98/parcel per year, last for six years. The tax would have started on July 1, 2011.

East Side faced a $9.4 million deficit in 2011-12.

Election results

  • Yes: 63,866 (57.37%)
  • No: 47,465 (42.63%) Defeatedd

These election results are from the Santa Clara County elections division as of November 27, 2010.


The editorial board of the San Jose Mercury News endorsed Measure I, saying, "Next year's deficit is projected to be between $9 million and $12 million. The six-year, $98 parcel tax would generate $9.5 million, enough to nearly plug the hole and, over time, begin to restore damage from cuts of the past three years: larger classes, all but closed libraries, fewer counselors."[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure I: To retain and attract excellent teachers and support staff, increase student access to science, technology, math and core academic classes required for college admission and careers, keep guidance counselors, continue to fund art, music and athletics and keep our schools safe and secure, shall the East Side Union High School District be authorized to levy $98 per parcel annually for six years with citizen oversight, an exemption for seniors, no money for administrator salaries, and guaranteed local control of funds?[4]

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