Long Beach Unified School District bond proposition, Measure K (November 2008)
Measure K authorized the district to borrow $1.2 billion. This will cost $60 per $100,000 of assessed property value annually for 25 years. The average home price in the Long Beach schools area is $400,000, so the average homeowning family will pay about $240 more in taxes during the 25-year life of the loan.
A 55% supermajority vote was required for approval.
Voters in the school district also voted on a county-wide sales tax increase.
- These final, certified, election results are from the Los Angeles County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE K: "To make essential health/safety repairs, retain teachers, qualify for matching grants, shall Long Beach Unified School District retrofit schools for earthquake safety/handicap accessibility, repair restrooms/plumbing/roofs/fire safety, remove lead paint/asbestos, upgrade vocational classrooms/technology/energy efficiency, expand after-school programs, reduce overcrowding, by acquiring, repairing, constructing, equipping sites, facilities, joint-use buildings, and issuing $1,200,000,000 in bonds at legal rates with independent audits, citizen’s oversight, and no money for administrators’ salaries?"|
Parcel tax in 2009
Measure T was defeated.
- Press Telegram, "Is $385 more a year too much?," September 27, 2008
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Contra Costa Times, "LBUSD to put parcel tax on ballot," July 20, 2009