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{{TOCnestright}}A '''Palos Verdes Peninsula School District parcel tax, Measure V''' ballot question was on the [[June 23, 2009 ballot measures in California|June 23, 2009 ballot]] for voters in the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District in [[Los Angeles County, California ballot measures#2009|Los Angeles County]], where it was '''approved.'''<ref>[http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2009/06/time-to-vote-again-.html ''Los Angeles Times'', "Time to vote, again", June 2, 2009]</ref>                                                             
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{{TOCnestright}}A '''Palos Verdes Peninsula School District parcel tax, Measure V''' ballot question was on the [[June 23, 2009 ballot measures in California|June 23, 2009 ballot]] for voters in the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District in [[Los Angeles County, California ballot measures#2009|Los Angeles County]], where it was '''approved.'''<ref>[http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2009/06/time-to-vote-again-.html ''Los Angeles Times'', "Time to vote, again," June 2, 2009]</ref>                                                             
  
Measure V asked voters to approve a four-year parcel tax.  The tax is $165 per parcel, levied on top of the district's existing $209 parcel tax. It was expected to generate an estimated $3.3 million a year over the four years it will be in effect.<ref name="db">[http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_12597165 ''Daily Breeze'', "Palos Verdes Peninsula school district parcel tax ballots due", June 15, 2009]</ref>
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Measure V asked voters to approve a four-year parcel tax.  The tax is $165 per parcel, levied on top of the district's existing $209 parcel tax. It was expected to generate an estimated $3.3 million a year over the four years it will be in effect.<ref name="db">[http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_12597165 ''Daily Breeze'', "Palos Verdes Peninsula school district parcel tax ballots due," June 15, 2009]</ref>
  
 
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* There are no meaningful teachers union concessions; everyone else must sacrifice. Until the union becomes more flexible, I don't think more money should be spent by the taxpayers.  
 
* There are no meaningful teachers union concessions; everyone else must sacrifice. Until the union becomes more flexible, I don't think more money should be spent by the taxpayers.  
 
* School expenditures in 1999-2000 were $53,602,064 with 10,072 students. School expenditures in 2008-2009 are $99,145,300 (up from $98,154,883 from last year) with about 11,900 students. That's a 30 percent increase over 10 years.
 
* School expenditures in 1999-2000 were $53,602,064 with 10,072 students. School expenditures in 2008-2009 are $99,145,300 (up from $98,154,883 from last year) with about 11,900 students. That's a 30 percent increase over 10 years.
* Many of the inequities are beyond the control of any school board or educational leadership.<ref>[http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_12626254 ''Daily Breeze'', "PV schools can survive without Measure V", June 18, 2009]</ref>
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* Many of the inequities are beyond the control of any school board or educational leadership.<ref>[http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_12626254 ''Daily Breeze'', "PV schools can survive without Measure V," June 18, 2009]</ref>
  
 
==Ballot question==
 
==Ballot question==

Latest revision as of 06:53, 21 March 2014

A Palos Verdes Peninsula School District parcel tax, Measure V ballot question was on the June 23, 2009 ballot for voters in the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District in Los Angeles County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure V asked voters to approve a four-year parcel tax. The tax is $165 per parcel, levied on top of the district's existing $209 parcel tax. It was expected to generate an estimated $3.3 million a year over the four years it will be in effect.[2]

Election results

Measure V
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 12,301 68.89%
No5,55531.11%
These final election results are from the Los Angeles County election office.

Supporters

Measure V had the support of the council of parent-teacher associations, the teachers union, the chamber of commerce and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Board of Realtors. The campaign spent about $100,000 to urge a "yes" vote on Measure V.[2]

Opponents

Craig Huey, the author of LAVoterGuide, recommended a "no" vote on Measure V. He gave seven reasons for this recommendation:

  • Most of the cuts are overdue and will actually help eliminate the existing fat and unnecessary spending.
  • Property values will not be affected with either a "Yes" or "No" vote. PV educational excellence will not be compromised, the kids will continue to excel and students won't suffer any decline in receiving among the best educational opportunities in Los Angeles County.
  • In a recession, you don't raise taxes, you cut spending. Raising taxes at this time is unwise.
  • Measure V would be a tax on a tax. If Measure V passes, taxpayers will be paying M and V at the same time because Measure P lasts until 2012 - plus all the bond money payments.
  • There are no meaningful teachers union concessions; everyone else must sacrifice. Until the union becomes more flexible, I don't think more money should be spent by the taxpayers.
  • School expenditures in 1999-2000 were $53,602,064 with 10,072 students. School expenditures in 2008-2009 are $99,145,300 (up from $98,154,883 from last year) with about 11,900 students. That's a 30 percent increase over 10 years.
  • Many of the inequities are beyond the control of any school board or educational leadership.[3]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure V: "To protect the high quality of education in Palos Verdes schools, prevent deep cuts to educational programs including math, science, technology, PE, music and art; retain qualified teachers/school employees; keep school facilities well-maintained; and continue programs that promote student achievement and success in college/careers; shall Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District levy $165 per parcel for four years only, with independent citizen oversight, an exemption for senior citizens, and all money staying locally to benefit our schools?"[4]

See also

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