Gravenstein Union School District parcel tax, Measure I (June 2008)

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A Gravenstein Union School District parcel tax, Measure I ballot question was on the June 3, 2008 ballot for voters in the Gravenstein Union School District in Sonoma County, California, where it was defeated.

If Measure I had been approved, it would have imposed a parcel tax of $45.00 for eight years starting July 1, 2008.

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.

On March 3, 2009, slightly less than a year after the defeat of Measure I, voters in the district were asked to approve a similar parcel tax increase measure, Measure A. Voters, however, defeated Measure A just as they had defeated Measure I. Measure A asked for a tax increase of $36/parcel, slightly less than the $45/parcel request in 2008's Measure I.

Voters in the district had previously rejected Measure D, a $36/year parcel tax request; it was on the March 8, 2005 ballot.

On the November 6, 2012 ballot, voters in the district approved Measure M, a $6 million bond proposition.

Election results

Measure I
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No69736.3%
Yes 1,223 63.7%
These final, certified, election results are from the Sonoma County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure I: "To continue to provide our students with courses in the arts and music, as well as technology instruction, all essential for student growth and development, shall the Gravenstein Union School District be authorized to levy a qualified special tax of $45 per year on each parcel of taxable real property in the District for no more than eight years, commencing July 1, 2009, after the expiration of the existing parcel tax, with annual audits and an exemption for seniors?"[1]

See also

External links

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