Loma Prieta Elementary Schools parcel tax, Measure G (May 2010)

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A Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District parcel tax, Measure G ballot question was on the May 4, 2010 ballot for voters in the Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District in Santa Clara County and Santa Cruz County, where it was narrowly defeated.

Measure G asked voters to approve a parcel tax of $95/parcel for four years.

The election was administered on a mail-in ballot-only basis. The cost of administering the mail-in election was estimated at $9.00/voter.[1]

At the time of the election on Measure G, Loma Prieta had about 400 students.[2]

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

Election results

Measure G
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Santa Clara County 212 69.51% 93 30.49%
Santa Cruz County 796 64.45% 439 35.55%
Totals: 1008 65.45 532 34.55
These final election results are from the Santa Cruz County election office and the Santa Clara County elections office.

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.[3]

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?"[4]

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