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Split decision for California school parcel taxes

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July 1, 2009

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, California: Two school districts in Los Angeles County went to voters on June 30 asking for voter approval of new parcel tax measures. One district got what it wanted, the other didn't. Both measures needed a 2/3rds voter approval to win.

La Canada School's Measure LC coasted to an easy victory with nearly 75% of the vote. Measure LC will now add an annual $150 parcel tax for five years to the property tax bill of district residents.

Voters in the Rowland Unified School District, however, said "no" to Measure E, a proposal to add a $120 annual parcel tax for five years. 51.57% of voters approved of the tax, well short of the 66.67% it required for passage.

The La Canada and Rowland votes bring to nine the number of parcel tax measures Californians voted on in June 2009. Of the nine, six were approved and three rejected.

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