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Ravenswood City School District parcel tax, Measure B (May 2011)

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A Ravenswood City School District parcel tax, Measure B ballot question was on the May 3, 2011 ballot for voters in the Ravenswood City School District in San Mateo County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure B extends an existing $98/parcel/year tax and adds a new $98/parcel/year tax, for a combined annual parcel tax of $196. The tax will generate about $1.2 million a year for the district, and will be in effect for 7 years.[2]

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

Election results

Measure B
Result Votes Percentage
Approveda Yes 782 67.88%
No 370 32.12%

These final election results are from the San Mateo County elections office as of May 10, 2011.


East Palo Alto Council Member Ruben Abrica, a member of the East Palo Alto city council, was a supporter of Measure B. He said, "Without this, I think it would just lead to more draconian reductions in education. I think this is a local support and it's good for the next few years. The community, I think, is conscious of that ... We still have to, I think, work on the bigger issues, and that's with the state. We have to work on ways to ensure better funding mechanisms."[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

To improve local elementary students’ reading, writing, math, computer/technology and other educational programs; increase safety for our children; maintain reduced class sizes; attract and retain highly qualified staff; shall the Ravenswood City School District levy a parcel tax of $98 for seven (7) years, and extend the current parcel tax for the same seven-year period; with exemptions for seniors aged 65 and older; and within the District’s total legal appropriations limit?”

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