Albany Unified School District parcel tax combination, Measure J (November 2009)

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An Albany Unified School District parcel tax combination, Measure J ballot question was on the November 3, 2009 ballot for voters in the Albany Unified School District in Alameda County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure J combined three existing parcel taxes into one overall parcel tax of $555/year for residential units, and eleven cents/sq. ft. on nonresidential parcels. The Measure J tax can be adjusted upwards annually to account for inflation.

Election results

Measure J
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 3,011 77.34%
No88222.66%
These final, certified, election results are from the Alameda County election office.

Support

The editorial board of the "Contra Costa Times" supported a "yes" vote on Measure J.[2]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure J: "To maintain high quality Albany public schools, shall the Albany Unified School District combine, without increasing, three existing special school ‎taxes into a single annual tax of $555/ residential unit (eleven cents/ sq. ft. on nonresidential parcels), adjusted annually for inflation, exempting homeowners age 65 and over and low-income taxpayers, with funds for school ‎library and mental health services, science, technology, ‎arts, music courses and athletics, small class sizes, and attracting and retaining ‎highly qualified teachers?‎"[3]

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References

  1. Contra Costa Times, "East Bay voters to head to polls Nov. 3", October 7, 2009
  2. Contra Costa Times, "Recommendations for Tuesday's East Bay election", October 30, 2009
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.