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.
A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.
| Measure G|
|Yes|| 10,995|| 62.7%|
- These final election results are from the Alameda County election office.
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?"
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."