Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Texas are holding elections next week. Find out what's on your ballot in our latest report.

Los Angeles Unified School District parcel tax (November 2012)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not on Ballot
Proposed allot measures that were not on a ballot
This measure did not or
will not appear on a ballot
A Los Angeles Unified School District parcel tax was on the November 6, 2012, ballot for voters in the Los Angeles Unified School District in Los Angeles County.[1]

However, the board of the school district voted in June 2012 to remove the measure from the ballot.[2][3]

The tax, if it had stayed on the ballot and if it had been approved by the district's voters, would have imposed a $298/year parcel tax on property owners in the district. The tax would have been in effect for 5 years.[4] It would have generated approximately $255 million a year for the financially troubled school district.[1] The district's budget shortfall as of April 2012 was estimated at $390 million/year.[5]

In June 2010, voters in the district rejected Measure E. Measure E would have imposed an annual parcel tax of $100 for four years. Measure E got 52.95% of the vote. It needed a 2/3rds supermajority vote to win.

Polling information

See also: Polls, 2012 ballot measures
Date of Poll Pollster In favor Opposed Undecided Number polled
February 1-March 2, 2012 Center for the Study of Los Angeles 40% 52% 8% 1,150

Path to the ballot

The vote on the school board to place the parcel tax on the ballot was 6-1. Marguerite LaMotte is the only school board trustee who voted against placing the tax on the ballot.[4]

The vote on June 12, 2012 to remove it from the ballot was unanimous.[3]

See also

External links

Suggest a link

Additional reading:


Flag of California.png

This article about a local California ballot measure is a stub. You can help people learn about California's local ballot measures by expanding it.