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Santa Barbara Elementary School parcel tax, Measure I (November 2008)

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A Santa Barbara Elementary School District parcel tax, Measure I ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the Santa Barbara Elementary School District in Santa Barbara County, California, where it was approved.

Measure I levied a $27 annual parcel tax for four years.

The Measure I parcel tax is set to expire on July 1, 2013, as does the Measure H (high school) parcel tax that voters approved on the same day that they approved Measure I.[1]

Four years later, in 2012, voters in the district were asked to extend both the Measure I and the Measure H parcel taxes they had approved in November 2008. On June 5, 2012, they rejected the extension, defeating Measures W (high school) and X (elementary school). Then, on the November 6, 2012, ballot, voters approved Measures A (elementary) and B (high school), extending the parcel taxes for four more years (until 2017).

Election results

Measure I
Approveda Yes 25,914 72.15%
These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Barbara County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE I: "To offset severe state budget cuts to our schools; protect the quality of education; enhance math, science and technology education and offer classroom music programs at the elementary school level, shall Santa Barbara Elementary School District be authorized to implement a $27 annual parcel tax for four years, with an available exemption for senior citizens, with independent citizen oversight, without administrative salaries, and with every dollar staying in our local schools?"[2]

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  1. Noozhawk, "Santa Barbara School Board Votes to Put $54-Per-Parcel Tax Measure on June Ballot," January 24, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.