Pacific Grove Unified School District parcel tax, Measure V (November 2011)

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A Pacific Grove Unified School District parcel tax, Measure V ballot question was on the November 8, 2011 ballot for voters in the Pacific Grove Unified School District in Monterey County, where it was defeated.[1]

Measure V, if it had been approved, would have levied a parcel tax of $60/parcel per year for four years. This will have replaced and extended a previously approved parcel tax.

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

Election results

Measure G
Votes Percentage
Yes 2,972 62.42%
No Defeatedd 1,789 37.58%
Election results are from the Monterey County elections office.

Opposition

Carl Mounteer and David Henderson opposed Measure V, saying, "The Pacific Grove Unified School District is out of control. History reveals that it is a school district that obtains lavish and unnecessary tax revenues by hand-wringing proclamations of economic necessity. Then it turns around and shamelessly squanders the money on totally unnecessary capital improvements. The odds are high that the district would similarly squander much of the new tax revenue yielded by Measure V."[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure V: "To preserve the educational quality of our schools in the face of Statewide budget cuts, including but not limited to science, math, music, art, computers and libraries; maintain small class sizes; and retain qualified teachers; shall Pacific Grove Unified School District levy $60 per parcel for four years to replace and extend the previously approved tax, with an independent citizens’ oversight committee, and all funds spent locally and no money used for administrative salaries or taken by the State?"[3]

See also

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References

  1. Monterey Herald, "P.G. voters weigh higher parcel tax," November 3, 2011
  2. Monterey Herald, "Runaway P.G. taxes," October 15, 2011
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.