Santa Barbara High School parcel tax, Measure H (November 2008)

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A Santa Barbara High School District parcel tax, Measure H ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the Santa Barbara High School District in Santa Barbara County, California, where it was approved.

Measure H levied a $23 annual parcel tax for four years.

The Measure H parcel tax is set to expire on July 1, 2013, as does the Measure I (elementary school) parcel tax that voters approved on the same day that they approved Measure H.[1]

Four years later, in 2012, voters in the district were asked to extend both the Measure H and the Measure I parcel taxes they had approved in November 2008. On June 5, 2012, they rejected the extension, defeating Measures W (high school) and X (elementary school). Then, on the November 6, 2012 ballot, voters approved Measures A (elementary) and B (high school), extending the parcel taxes for four more years (until 2017).

Election results

Measure H
Approveda Yes 59,747 71.25%
These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Barbara 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 H: "To offset severe state budget cuts to our schools; protect the quality of education; enhance math, science and technology education; supplement music, arts, foreign language and theater programs at the secondary level; and restore math class size reduction; shall Santa Barbara High School District be authorized to implement a $23 annual parcel tax for four years, with an available exemption for senior citizens, with independent citizen oversight, without administrative salaries, and with every dollar staying in our local schools?"

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