Loma Prieta Elementary Schools parcel tax, Measure G (May 2010)
Measure G asked voters to approve a parcel tax of $95/parcel for four years.
At the time of the election on Measure G, Loma Prieta had about 400 students.
A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.
|Santa Clara County||212||69.51%||93||30.49%|
|Santa Cruz County||796||64.45%||439||35.55%|
After the loss
After the narrow loss, disappointed supporters launched a "lemonade fundraiser": They set up a lemonade stand in front of Building Blocks Preschool on Summit Road and at the Building Block flea market where they planned to sell $95 glasses of lemonade to the approximately 1,000 voters who voted "yes" on Measure G.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure G: "To retain qualified and experienced teachers, keep schools safe and clean, maintain high quality academics, including reading, writing, math, and science, continue a well-rounded education including Spanish, art, and other educational enrichment programs, maintain updated computer technology, and maintina small class sizes, shall Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District authorize an annual school parcel tax of $95 per parcel for four years, with an exemption for seniors, no funds used for administrator's salaries, and every dollar staying in local schools?"|
- Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District website
- List of measures on the May 4, 2010 Santa Clara County ballot
- Santa Clara County Voter Registrar May 4, 2010 Measure G Voter Information Pamphlet
- Official election results
- Mercury News, "Seven South Bay and Peninsula school districts hold mail-only tax elections," April 6, 2010
- Mercury News, "In nail-biter elections, one school parcel tax passes while another fails," May 6, 2010
- Mercury News, "School boosters' lemonade stand: $95 per cup," May 7, 2010
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.