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San Carlos School District parcel tax, Measure S (November 2008)

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A San Carlos School District parcel tax, Measure S ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the San Carlos School District in San Mateo County, California, where it was defeated.

If Measure S had been approved, it would have increased the parcel tax rate in the district by $75 for a total of $185 per parcel per year beginning July 1, 2009, with a potential cost-of-living adjustment of not more than 3% annually.

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

Election results

Measure S
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No4,94134.4%
Yes 9,423 65.6%
These final, certified, results are from the San Mateo County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

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

Measure S: "To maintain early reading programs, small class sizes, and school libraries; support science, writing, mathematics, arts, and technology; retain and attract quality teachers and staff; and maintain safe schools, shall the San Carlos School District replace its existing special tax, increasing the rate by $75 for a total of $185 per parcel per year beginning July 1, 2009, with cost-of-living adjustments not more than 3% annually, an Independent Oversight Committee and offering a senior exemption?"

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