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Fremont Unified School District parcel tax, Measure K (November 2010)
The tax was a $53 per parcel, per year, for five years. There were 53,871 parcels in the school district at the time of the vote. School officials believed that the tax would generate close to $13 million over the five years it was set to be in effect.
The school board paid a political consulting firm, Godbe Research, over $105,000 to perform polls and feasibility studies to learn whether voters in the district are likely to approve the tax. Based on the results of the latest polls, Bryan Godbe said, "We think there is potential support for November, and we recommend moving forward."
The board also voted, unanimously, to spend about $320,000 on the administrative costs of holding the parcel tax election.
- These final, certified results are from the Alameda County elections office.
The editorial board of the Oakland Tribune was in favor of a "yes" vote.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
| To provide Fremont schools stable funding for quality local education and programs that cannot be taken away by the state, including:
Maintaining math, science, reading and writing programs;
- Oakland Tribune, "Fremont Unified to place parcel tax on November ballot," July 23, 2010
- Mercury News, "School trustees authorize November parcel tax," July 29, 2010
- Inside Bay Area, "Might Fremont voters back school parcel tax?," October 23, 2010
- Oakland Tribune, "Oakland Tribune editorial: Recommendations on school parcel taxes," September 23, 2010
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.