Los Angeles Unified School District parcel tax (November 2012)
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will not appear on a ballot
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. It would have generated approximately $255 million a year for the financially troubled school district. The district's budget shortfall as of April 2012 was estimated at $390 million/year.
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.
- 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.
The vote on June 12, 2012 to remove it from the ballot was unanimous.
- Selling an L.A. parcel tax, an editorial in the March 13, 2012 edition of the Los Angeles Times
- LAUSD's parcel tax proposal could be a hard sell to voters in tough times
- LAUSD to Consider Parcel Tax Measure
- EGP News, "LAUSD Calls For Parcel Tax to Avoid ‘Worst Case’ Budget Scenario," March 15, 2012
- Los Angeles Times, "LAUSD to vote on dropping parcel-tax plan," June 11, 2012
- 89.3 KPCC, "Parcel tax off November ballot after LA Unified school board vote," June 12, 2012
- SCPR, "LAUSD board approves $298 parcel tax to put before voters on November ballot," March 13, 2012
- SCPR, "LA Unified's parcel tax math," April 12, 2012