Pleasanton Unified School District parcel tax, Measure G (June 2009)

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A Pleasanton Unified School District parcel tax, Measure G ballot question was on the June 2, 2009 ballot for voters in the Pleasanton Unified School District in Alameda County, where it was defeated.

Following the defeat of Measure G, the school district subsequently put a Measure E parcel tax on the May 3, 2011 ballot

. It, too, was defeated.[1]

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

Election results

Measure G
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No6,54637.3%
Yes 10,995 62.7%
These final election results are from the Alameda County election office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure G: "To preserve educational quality and protect Pleasanton schools from severe state budget cuts, keep class sizes small, maintain essential reading and math support programs, libraries, counselors, technology instruction, music, and safe, clean schools with no proceeds for administrators'salaries, shall the Pleasanton Unified School District be authorized to levy an annual $233 parcel tax for four years, with guaranteed audits, senior and disabled exemptions, an independent citizens' oversight committee and all funds benefitting our Pleasanton students?"[2]

Aftermath

Following the defeat of Measure G, Jeff Bowser, chair of the Pleasonton PTA Council, joined a 2010 effort to qualify a statewide ballot proposition for the ballot that will enable parcel tax votes to pass with 55% of the vote, rather than 66.7% of the vote. He said of the 2010 effort, "It's a chance for us to take control of school funding locally. This initiative would allow local districts to do this with a lower threshold. Look at Measure G, had a 64 percent success, but needed 67. Clearly a majority of the voters approved it. The initiative would make it easier to implement the will of the voters."[3]

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References

  1. Effective Governance Teams, "May 3 School Parcel Tax Results," May 3, 2011
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Pleasanton Weekly, "PTA Council circulating petition," February 12, 2010