Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District parcel tax, Measure R (February 2008)

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A Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District parcel tax, Measure R ballot question was on the February 5, 2008 ballot for voters in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in Los Angeles County, where it was approved.

Measure R approved a $346/year parcel tax with no sunset provision. This was expected to generate $11.8 million per year for the school district.[1]

At the time of the vote on Measure R, homeowners in the district were paying two separate parcel taxes, Measures S and Y. The Measure S and Y parcel taxes were set to expire in, respectively, 2009 and 2011. The $346/year Measure R parcel tax did not increase the total amount that was paid under Measures S and Y. It did, however, extend the tax indefinitely.

Voters in the district voted on a new parcel tax (Measure A) in May 2010. Measure A was defeated.

In November 2012, voters in the district approved the $385 million Measure ES bond proposition.

Election results

Measure R
Approveda Yes 27,525 73.03%
These final, certified, election results are from the Los Angeles County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure R: "To preserve quality schools despite inadequate state funding, and prevent program cuts shall the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District renew - without increasing -- existing school parcel taxes, annually adjusted for inflation, with exemptions for homes owned and occupied by senior citizens, and annual audits reported to taxpayers by Independent Citizens Oversight Committee? Funds used to retain highly qualified teachers and reduced class size, protect excellence in math, science, technology, arts, music, reading; sustain libraries. No funds used for administrator salaries."[2]

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  1. Malibu Times, "Tax proposed to help financially strapped school district," January 13, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.