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Los Angeles Unified School District parcel tax (November 2012)

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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

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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]

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