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Westside Union Elementary School District parcel tax and bond proposition, Measures WP and WR (November 2012)

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Two Westside Union Elementary School District ballot measures, Measures WP and WR, were on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the Westside Union Elementary School District in Los Angeles County, where Measure WP was defeated and measure WR was approved.

Measure WP would have authorized the district to levy an annual parcel tax in the amount of $96/year for four years. To win, a 2/3rds supermajority vote was required.

Measure WR authorized the district to borrow $18,510,000. To win, a 55% supermajority vote was required.

Election results

Measure WP
Defeatedd No11,75345.66%
Yes 13,987 53.34%

Election results

Measure WR
Approveda Yes 16,153 62.49%
Final official results from the Los Angeles County elections office.

Measure WP

The question on the ballot:

Measure WP: "To maintain academic programs including science, math, reading, writing, arts and music, fund computer technology, and help avoid increased class sizes with funds that cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere, shall Westside Union School District levy a $96.00 parcel tax for four years, so long as an independent citizens' oversight committee is required, all funds are spent on neighborhood schools, and no money is used for administrative salaries?"[1]

Measure WR

The question on the ballot:

Measure WR: "To increase student computer /technology access; repair, equip and modernize elementary classrooms /school facilities; replace outdated heating /air conditioning; and reduce overall borrowing costs, shall $18,510,000 of Westside Union School District bonds, previously approved by voters in November 2008, be reauthorized through issuance of new bonds, with no increase in total authorized District debt, interest rates below legal limits, independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds spent locally and not taken by the State?"[1]

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