Live Oak School District parcel tax, Measure A (November 2008)

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A Live Oak School District parcel tax, Measure A ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the Live Oak School District in Santa Cruz County, where it was approved..[1]

Measure A authorized the school district to levy a $84/parcel tax annually for nine (9) years. Measure A was the first parcel tax requested by the district. To pass, it needed a minimum 2/3rds vote in favor.[2]

There are about 12,000 voters within the district. The total amount raised by the tax is expected to be around $500,000/year.

Election results

Measure A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 7,807 77.07%
No2,32322.93%
These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Cruz County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure A: "To improve education, including science, art and music, provide reading and math tutoring programs, attract and retain qualified teachers, keep school libraries open, preserve small class sizes, and provide after school programs to keep children safe, shall Live Oak School District be authorized to implement an annual $84 education parcel tax for nine years, exempting senior citizens, with citizen oversight, mandatory audits, no money for administrative salaries and all money directly benefiting local schools?"[3]

Campaign donations

The campaign to pass Measure A received nearly $30,000 in contributions. 80% of the donations came from companies outside Santa Cruz who do business with the district. Four of them gave $5,000 each.[4]

Other contributors included:

  • Michael Watkins, superintendent of the County Office of Education.
  • Live Oak Superintendent David Paine.
  • Three Live Oak school district board members.

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