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Parcel tax elections are held when a taxing district in California wants to raise revenues through imposing an additional tax called a parcel tax. The taxes are a form of property tax, which must be paid by the owners of parcels of real estate. However, unlike standard property taxes, which are based on the value of the property, a parcel tax is an assessment based on the characteristics of the parcel. School districts have created assessments that range from flat amounts per parcel to assessments based on parcel lot square footage or building square foot. Some school districts have assessed residential parcels using one method and non-residential using another method.

If voters approve them, parcel taxes can be imposed on public school districts, and on other local units of government. There are 1,042 public school districts in California[1] and between 1983-2009, about 245 of them have adopted a parcel tax.[2]

According to researchers William Duncombe and John Yinger in a 2007 study, California is the only state that allows parcel taxes as a method of funding schools.[3]

1983 was the first year that school districts put parcel tax questions on the ballot. Seven school districts referred parcel tax measures to the ballot that year. Three of those measures were approved.[4]

Supermajority requirement

According to Proposition 13, enacted by the state's voters in 1978, local districts can levy this type of non-ad valorem tax only if a supermajority of two-thirds of the voters approve. (A non-ad valorem tax is one that is not based on the value of the property that is being taxed.)

Proposition 13 also required a 2/3rds supermajority vote in order to approve a local school district bond measure. However, California's voters approved Proposition 39 on November 7, 2000. Proposition 39 reduced the supermajority requirement for school bonds from 2/3rds to 55%.

From time-to-time, various politicians have suggested that the threshold for approving a parcel tax measure should also be reduced from 2/3rds to 55%. The 2013 session of the California State Legislature is widely expected to refer a measure to the 2014 statewide ballot to ask voters to reduce the parcel tax threshold to 55%.[5]

Approval rates of school district parcel taxes

Between 1983 and March 13, 2012, elections took place on 571 school district parcel tax requests. 308 of the school district parcel tax measures were approved.[6] (Note that in the period 1983-2011, a number of school districts held more than one parcel tax vote, so the figure of 301 approvals does not mean that 301 different school districts adopted a parcel tax.)

School district parcel tax elections from 1983-March 13, 2012
Status Number  %
Approveda Approved 308 53.9%
Defeatedd Defeated 263 46.1%
Totals: 571 100%

Between 2001 and June 2009, parcel tax elections took place in 132 districts. 83 of the districts that held an election in those years resulted in an approval of the tax.[3][7]

Donor disclosure

Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, said in April 2010 that California's open records law should be amended so that private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that support the state's schools would be subject to the sunshine law.[8] If the state's sunshine law is amended in accordance with Yee's views, that would mean that when educational foundations give money to local campaigns to pass parcel tax measures, they would have to reveal their donors. California law currently requires that donors to political campaigns, including parcel tax campaigns, be disclosed. However, if an educational non-profit is a donor, the campaign only has to disclose the name of that foundation, not the names of any of the donors to that foundation. Yee's proposal would change this, so that voters could see not only who gave money to a campaign, but who gave money to a foundation that gave money to a campaign.

Election results, 2013

June 4

See also: June 4, 2013 election in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Stallion Springs Community District, Measure B Kern $120/year Pending

May 7

See also: May 7, 2013 election in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District, Measure N San Mateo $100/year for 7 years Approveda
Los Gatos Union School District, Measure B Santa Clara $290/year for 8 years Approveda
Portola Valley School District, Measure O San Mateo $581/year for 8 years Approveda
San Rafael Elementary School District, Measure A Marin $203.70/year Pending
San Rafael High School District, Measure B Marin $139/year Pending
Soquel Union Elementary School District, Measure S Santa Cruz $90/year Pending

April 9

See also: April 9, 2013 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


City of Burbank Parcel Tax for Sewer/Refuse, Measure S Los Angeles From $10 to $15/year Defeatedd
City of Vernon Parcel Tax on Commercial Properties, Measure L Los Angeles $0.03 per square foot Approveda

March 12

See also: March 12, 2013 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


San Marino Unified School District, Measure R Los Angeles $330/year for 6 years Approveda
South Pasadena Unified District, Measure S Los Angeles $386/year for 4 years Approveda

March 5

See also: March 5, 2013 election in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Piedmont Unified School District, Measure A Alameda $2,406/year for 8 years Approveda

Election results, 2012

Legend:
School parcel tax
Non-school parcel tax
See also: School bond and tax elections in 2012

November 6

See also: November 6, 2012 ballot measures in California
  • Twenty-one (21) school district parcel tax measures and four community college parcel taxes were on the November 6, 2012 ballot.
  • Twenty-five (25) city, county or special district parcel tax measures were on the November 6 ballot.

Schools

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Arcata Elementary, Measure E Humboldt $49/year for 5 years Approveda
Berryessa Union Schools Santa Clara $79/parcel for 8 years Approveda
Chabot Las Positas Community College, Measure I Alameda/Contra Costa $28/year for 6 years Defeatedd
Contra Costa Community College, Measure A Contra Costa $11/year for 6 years Defeatedd
Davis Joint Unified, Measure E Yolo $204/year for 4 years Approveda
Fort Ross Elementary, Measure L Sonoma $48/parcel for 8 years Approveda
Little Lake City, Measure TT Los Angeles $48/year for 5 years Approveda
"Local Classrooms", Measure CL Los Angeles 2¢/square foot (residential) Approveda
Martinez Unified, Measure C Contra Costa $50/year for 5 years Approveda
Mill Valley Schools, Measure B Marin $196/year for 8 years Approveda
Mohave Unified, Measure N Kern $42/year Defeatedd
Pacific Grove Unified, Measure A Monterey $65/parcel for 5 years Defeatedd
Pleasant Ridge Union Schools Nevada $92/parcel Defeatedd
San Bruno Park School District San Mateo $199/year for 5 years Defeatedd'
San Francisco (City College of), Proposition A San Francisco $79/year for 8 years Approveda
San Leandro Unified, Measure L Alameda $39/year for 5 years Approveda
Santa Barbara Unified (elementary), Measure A Santa Barbara $48/year for 4 years Approveda
Santa Barbara Unified (high school), Measure B Santa Barbara $45/year for 4 years Approveda
Sebastopol Union, Measure O Sonoma $76/parcel for 8 years Approveda
Shoreline Unified, Measure C Marin/Sonoma $184.70/year for 8 years Approveda
Three Rivers Schools, Measure I Tulare $60/year Defeatedd
Ventura Unified, Measure Q Ventura $59/year for 4 years Approveda
West Contra Costa Unified, Measure G Contra Costa 7.2 cents/sq. ft. Approveda
West Sonoma County, Measure K Sonoma $48/parcel for 8 years Approveda
Westside Union, Measure WP Los Angeles $96/year for 4 years Defeatedd

Non-schools

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Black Mountain, Measure P Siskiyou $30/year, indefinite Defeatedd
Berkeley Pools, Measure O Alameda Varies depending on square footage Defeatedd
Cayucos Fire Protection District, Measure C San Luis Obispo $25/year Approveda
Circle XX CSD, Measure D Calaveras $400/year for 10 years Approveda
Contra Costa Fire Protection District, Measure Q Contra Costa $75/year for 8 years Defeatedd
El Dorado Libraries, Measure L El Dorado $17.58/year for 15 years Defeatedd
Groveland CSD, Measure G Tuolumne $70/year Approveda
Guadalupe (City of) Library Parcel Tax, Measure I Santa Barbara $20/year for 8 years Defeatedd
Indian Wells Parcel Tax for Landscaping Riverside $171/year Defeatedd
Laguna Beach Open Space, Measure CC Orange $120/year Defeatedd
Lassen Library, Measure W Lassen $28/year Defeatedd
McCloud CSD, Measure Q Siskiyou $12/year, indefinite Defeatedd
Mesa Park Firehouse, Measure E Marin $49/year for 4 years Defeatedd
Newcastle Fire Protection, Measure K Placer $30/year Defeatedd
Oakland Zoo, Measure A1 Alameda $12/year Defeatedd
Petaluma Parcel Tax for Parks, Measure X Sonoma $52/year for 15 years Defeatedd
Piedmont (City of), Measure Y Alameda Varies, 4 years Approveda
Ponoma Library, Measure X Los Angeles $38/year in perpetuity Defeatedd
Rancho Adobe FPD, Measure Z Sonoma $60/year Defeatedd
Ross (Town of), Measure D Marin $950/year for 4 years Approveda
Santa Clara Valley Water District Santa Clara $54/year, 3% annual increase, through 2029 Approveda
Santa Monica Mountains, Measure HH Los Angeles $24/year for 10 years Approveda
Spalding CSD, Measure V Lassen $134/year Defeatedd
Wildomar (City of) for Parks, Measure Z Riverside $28/year Approveda
Woodland Hills, Encino, Tarzan Mountains, Measure MM Los Angeles $19/year for 10 years Approveda

July 10

See also: July 10, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Bear Valley Unified, Measure M San Bernardino $49.50/year for 4 years Defeatedd

June 5

See also: June 5, 2012 ballot measures in California

Schools:

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified, Measure D Sonoma $89/year for 5 years Approveda
Hayward Unified, Measure G Alameda $58/year for 5 years Approveda
Jefferson Union High School, Measure Y San Mateo $48/year for 4 years Approveda
New Haven Unified, Measure H Alameda $180/year for 4 years Defeatedd
Peralta Community College, Measure B Alameda $48/year for 8 years Approveda
Redwood City Elementary, Measure W San Mateo $67/year for 5 years Approveda
Ross Valley Schools, Measure A Marin $458/year for 8 years Approveda
Santa Barbara Unified, Measure W Santa Barbara $54/year for 4 years Defeatedd
Santa Barbara Unified, Measure X Santa Barbara $54/year for 4 years Defeatedd
Santa Cruz High, Measure I Santa Cruz $38 for 8 years Approveda
Santa Cruz Elementary, Measure J Santa Cruz $85 for 8 years Approveda
Scotts Valley Schools, Measure K Santa Cruz $48/year for 3 years Approveda
West Contra Costa Unified, Measure K Contra Costa Extend 3 years and increase about $60/year for 5 years Defeatedd

Non-schools:

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Brooktrails Township CSD, Measure E Mendocino $100/year Defeatedd
Crockett CSD, Measure R Contra Costa $110/year Approveda
Davis (City of), Measure D Yolo $49/year Approveda
Dunsmuir Public Library, Measure N Siskiyou $125/year Defeatedd
East Contra Costa Fire District, Measure S Contra Costa $197/year for 10 years Defeatedd
Groveland CSD, Measure D Tuolumne $107/year Defeatedd
Higgins Fire Protection District, Measure B Nevada $100 Defeatedd
Highlands Police & Fire District, Measure Z San Mateo $65/year for 4 years Approveda
Mystic Mines CSD, Measure C Nevada $80/year Defeatedd
Muir Beach CSD, Measure E Marin $200/year for 4 years Approveda
North Auburn-Ophir Fire Area, Measure D Placer Increase by $40/year Defeatedd
Placer Hills Fire District, Measure E Placer $79/year Defeatedd
Portola Valley District Wayside II, Measure V San Mateo $950/year Approveda
Ross (Town of), Measure C Marin $1,000/year for 4 years Defeatedd

May 8

Statement by Moraga School District Superintendent Bruce Burns advocating for the Measure A parcel tax
See also: May 8, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Crest Forest Fire Protection District, Measure J San Bernardino $59/year Defeatedd
Greater Vallejo Recreation District, Measure K Solano $48/year for 6 years Approveda
Moraga Schools, Measure A Contra Costa $225/year with no sunset Defeatedd
Santa Clara Unified, Measure A Santa Clara $48/year for 5 years Approveda
Saratoga Union, Measure B Santa Clara $68/year for 8 years Approveda
West Almanor CSD, Measure A Plumas $195/year for 7 years Approveda

May 1

See also: May 1, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


San Gorgonio Memorial Healthcare District, Measure D Riverside $49/year for 10 years Approveda

April 17

See also: April 17, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Twentynine Palms Water District, Measure H San Bernardino $120/year for 10 years Defeatedd

April 10

See also: April 10, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Brisbane School District, Measure Q San Mateo $156/year for 6 years Approveda
Coast Life Support District, Measure C Sonoma $44/year Approveda

April 6

See also: April 6, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Contra Costa County "Clean Water Initiative" Contra Costa From $12 to $22/parcel per year Defeatedd

March 13

See also: March 13, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Arcadia Unified, Measure A Los Angeles $228/year for 5 years Approveda

March 6

The "Yes on C" campaign logo
See also: March 6, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Davis Unified, Measure C Yolo $320/year for 5 years Approveda
Many Oaks Lane Road Zone of Benefit, Measure A El Dorado $250/year, indefinitely Defeatedd
Newcastle Fire Protection District, Measure B Placer $146.46/year, indefinitely Approveda
Plumas Eureka Community Services District, Measure A Plumas $51 to $105/year, indefinitely Approveda
Sonoma Valley Hospital, Measure A Sonoma $195/year for 5 years Approveda

February 7

See also: February 7, 2012 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Piedmont Sewer Tax, Measure A Alameda From $236 to $425, for 10 years Defeatedd

Election results, 2011

See also: School bond and tax elections in 2011

November 15

See also: November 15, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Oakland, Measure I Alameda $80/year for 5 years Defeatedd
San Pablo Doctors Medical Center, Measure J Contra Costa $47/year for single-family homes, more for larger; indefinite Approveda

November 8

See also: November 8, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


California City, Measure A Kern $150/year for 10 years Defeatedd
Corte Madera, Measure C Marin $60/year Approveda
Hesperia, Measure F San Bernardino $85/year Defeatedd
Lafayette, Measure G Contra Costa $89/year for 10 years Defeatedd
Lucas Valley, Measure E Marin $95/year Approveda
Marinwood CSD, Measure E Marin 28 cents per sq. ft. Approveda
Pioneer Fire Protection, Measure F El Dorado $85/year Approveda
Prattville/Almanor, Measure B Plumas $75/year for 10 years Approveda
Riverside Library, Measure I Riverside $19 for ten years Approveda
San Marino, Measure S Los Angeles $395 to $1,071 for 4 years Approveda
San Rafael, Measure F Marin $95/year Approveda
West Almanor, Measure A Plumas $200/parcel Defeatedd
West Point Fire Protection, Measure A Calaveras $78.5/year Approveda
Burlingame Elementary, Measure E San Mateo $76/year for 4 years Approveda
Las Virgenes Schools, Measure K Ventura $95/year for 8 years Defeatedd
Mammoth Unified, Measure S Mono $59/year for five years Approveda
Pacific Grove Schools, Measure V Monterey $60/year for 4 years Defeatedd
Pacifica Schools, Measure L San Mateo $118/year for 10 years Approveda
Palos Verdes Peninsula Schools, Measure M Los Angeles $374/year indefinitely Approveda
Tamalpais Union, Measure B Marin $238.78 for 10 years Approveda

August 30

See also: August 30, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Black Mountain Fire, Measure J Siskiyou $30 Defeatedd
Idyllwild Fire Protection, Measure G Riverside $130/year Defeatedd
Kenwood School District, Measure A Sonoma $52/year for 5 years Approveda

July 21

See also: July 21, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Lathrop-Manteca Fire District San Joaquin $49/year for a 2,300 sq. ft. home Defeatedd

July 12

See also: July 12, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Esparto Unified, Measure B Yolo $100 for 5 years Defeatedd

June 21

See also: June 21, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Fontana Unified, Measure E San Bernadino $96 for 4 years Defeatedd

June 7

See also: June 7, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Canyon Lake, Measure E Riverside $204 for 5 years Defeatedd
Hollister, Measure A San Benito $96 Defeatedd
Trinity Hospital, Measure T Trinity $118 for 5 years Approveda
Wildomar Parks, Measure D Riverside $28 Defeatedd

May 3

See also: May 3, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Cupertino Union, Measure C Santa Clara $125 for 6 years Approveda
Davis, Measure A Yolo $200 for 2 years Approveda
Dixie School District, Measure A Marin $352 for 8 years Approveda
Jefferson Union, Measure C San Mateo $96 for 4 years Defeatedd
John Swett, Measure A Contra Costa $60 for 4 years Defeatedd
Lafayette, Measure B Contra Costa $176 for 4 years Approveda
Los Altos, Measure E Santa Clara $193 for 6 years Approveda
Los Gatos-Saratoga, Measure A Santa Cruz $49 for 6 years Approveda
New Haven Unified, Measure B Alameda $180 for 4 years Defeatedd
Pleasanton Unified, Measure E Alameda $98 for 4 years Defeatedd
Ravenswood City, Measure B San Mateo $98 for 7 years Approveda
San Carlos, Measure A San Mateo $110.60 for 8 years Approveda
Sunnyvale, Measure B Santa Clara $59 for 7 years Approveda

April 12

See also: April 12, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Walnut Ranch, Measure E Colusa $687.57 for 2 years Approveda

March 8

See also: March 8, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Alameda, Measure A Alameda 32 cents per building square foot for 7 years Approveda
Brisbane Elementary, Measure W San Mateo $119 for 5 years Approveda
Santa Clara, Measure A Santa Clara $19 (one-time) Defeatedd
Tahoe Truckee, Measure A El Dorado, Nevada, Placer $135 for 7 years Approveda

March 1

See also: March 1, 2011 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Columbia Fire Protection Tuolumne Approveda

Election results, 2010

See also: School bond and tax elections in 2010

November 2

See also: November 2, 2010 election in California

Schools

18 school parcel tax measures were on the November 2 ballot. Only 2 of them were approved.

November 2 California school parcel tax election results
Status Number  %
Approveda Approved 2 11.1%
Defeatedd Defeated 16 88.9%
Totals: 18 100%
"Yes on J" campaign logo
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Auburn Union, Measure L Placer $59/year for 5 years Defeatedd
Benecia Unified, Measure C Solano $58/year for 6 years Defeatedd
Berkeley Unified, Measure H Alameda 6.31 cents/sq ft for 10 years Approveda
Cutler-Orosi Unified, Measure U Fresno/Tulare $89/year, no sunset Defeatedd
Cambrian Schools, Measure L Santa Clara $96/year for 6 years Defeatedd
Eastside Union, Measure I Santa Clara $98/year for 6 years Defeatedd
Foothill-De Anza, Measure E Santa Clara $69/year for 6 years Defeatedd
Fremont Unified, Measure K Alameda $53/year for 5 years Approveda
Jefferson Union, Measure P San Mateo $96/year for 4 years Defeatedd
John Swett Unified, Measure J Contra Costa $96/year for 4 years Defeatedd
Oakland Unified, Measure L Alameda $195/year for 10 years Defeatedd
Pomona Unified, Measure SS Los Angeles $96/year for 4 years Defeatedd
San Diego Unified, Measure J San Diego $98/year for 5 years Defeatedd
South Bay Union, Measure O San Diego $96/year for 4 years Defeatedd
Three Rivers, Measure V Tulare $56/year for 5 years Defeatedd
Travis Unified, Measure B Solano $250/year for 3 years Defeatedd
Ventura Unified, Measure H Ventura $96/year for 4 years Defeatedd
West Contra Costa Unified, Measure M Contra Costa 7.2 cents per sq ft. for 5 years Defeatedd

Non-schools

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Albany (City of), Measure P Alameda Approveda
Bear Valley, Measure F Kern $140 (one-time) Defeatedd
Bethel Island, Measure X Contra Costa $252.29/annually for 10 years Defeatedd
Cameron Estates, Measure C El Dorado $250-$375/year Defeatedd
California City, Measure E Kern $120/year for 10 years Defeatedd
Corte Madera Emergency, Measure C Marin $60/year Defeatedd
Fairfax Paramedia, Measure D Marin $42.50/year with annual increases Approveda
Forestville Fire, Measure V Sonoma $75/year Approveda
Kentfield Paramedic, Measure O Marin $42.50/year with annual increases Approveda
Larkspur Paramedic, Measure E Marin $42.50/year with annual increases Approveda
Marin Area 13, Measure J Marin Increase of $23/year Defeatedd
Marin Area 19, Measure K Marin Increase of $23/year Defeatedd
Marin Area 27, Measure L Marin $42.50/year with annual increases Approveda
Marin Area 28, Measure M Marin Increase by $24 to $64/year Approveda
Marin Area 31, Measure N Marin Increases of $38 to $57 Defeatedd
Marinwood, Measure Q Marin Increase by $23 up to $108 Defeatedd
McCloud Fire/Emergency, Measure F Siskiyou $76.50/year Defeatedd
North Edwards Water, Measure H Kern $50/year for 4 years Defeatedd
Oakland (City of), Measure BB Alameda Revise 2004's Measure Y Approveda
Oakland (City of), Measure X Alameda $360/year for 4 years Defeatedd
Oak Tree Community District, Measure B Nevada $27/year Approveda
Pacific Grove Library, Measure Q Monterey $95/year Defeatedd
Ross Paramedic, Measure G Marin Continue $42.50/year with annual increases Approveda
San Anselmo Paramedic, Measure H Marin Continue $42.50/year with annual increases Approveda
Santa Clara Healthy Kids, Measure A Santa Clara $29/year Defeatedd
San Rafael Paramedic, Measure I Marin $23/year increase Approveda
Sleepy Hollow Paramedic, Measure R Marin Continue $42.50/year with annual increases Approveda
Susan River, Measure U Lassen $79/year Defeatedd

June 22

See also: June 22, 2010 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Alameda Unified, Measure E Alameda $659/year Defeatedd

June 15

See also: June 15, 2010 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Columbia Fire Protection District Tuolumne $80/year Defeatedd

June 8

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See also: June 8, 2010 ballot measures in California

Twenty-three parcel tax measures were on the June 8, 2010 ballot. 17 of them (74%) were approved. Of the parcel tax measures on the June 8 ballot, eleven were for school funding and twelve were for non-school taxing districts, including libraries, cities and so on.

A notable school parcel tax on the June 8 ballot was the San Mateo Community College parcel tax, Measure G, which narrowly passed. Measure G was the first time a community college parcel tax was on a California ballot.

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Alturas Mosquitoes, Measure O Modoc Approveda
Alum Rock, Measure I Santa Clara $160/year for five years Approveda
Berkeley Public Pools, Measure C Alameda $58/year Defeatedd
Buena Park, Measure B Orange 3.75 cents per square foot Defeatedd
Cabrillo USD, Measure E San Mateo $150/year Approveda
Contra Costa Service Area P-6, Measure E Contra Costa $38/year for five years Defeatedd
Cutler-Orosi USD, Measure P Fresno, Tulare $97/year, no sunset Defeatedd
Desert Hot Springs, Measure G Riverside $121 for 10 years Approveda
Kensington, Measure G Contra Costa $200/year, no sunset Approveda
Los Angeles USD, Measure E Los Angeles $100/year Defeatedd
Marin Free Library, Measure A Marin $49/year Approveda
Milpitas, Measure B Santa Clara $84/year Approveda
Mount Pleasant, Measure H Santa Clara $95/year for five years Approveda
Muir Beach, Measure E Marin $300-$3,250/year Approveda
North County Libraries, Measure L Santa Clara $76/year Approveda
Oak Grove, Measure C Santa Clara $68/year Approveda
Russian River Fire, Measure F Sonoma $140 Approveda
San Anselmo Library, Measure B Marin $49/year Approveda
San Francisco Unified, Measure A San Francisco $16-32/year Approveda
San Mateo Community Colleges, Measure G San Mateo $34/year Approveda
San Rafael Library, Measure C Marin $49/year Approveda
Santa Venetia, Measure D Marin $530-$4,000/year Defeatedd
Surprise Valley, Measure P Modoc Approveda

May 25

See also: May 25, 2010 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Santa Monica-Malibu Los Angeles $198 Defeatedd

May 4

See also: May 4, 2010 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Acalanes Union, Measure A Contra Costa $112/year for 5 years Approveda
Fremont Union, Measure B Santa Clara $98/year for 6 years Approveda
Lakeside, Measure C Santa Clara $311/year for 7 years Approveda
Loma Prieta, Measure G Santa Clara $95/year for 4 years Defeatedd
Menlo Park City Schools, Measure C San Mateo $178/year for 7 years Approveda
Palo Alto, Measure A Santa Clara $589/year for 6 years Approveda
Pasadena Unified, Measure CC Los Angeles $120/year for 5 years Defeatedd
Portola Valley, Measure D San Mateo $168/year for 4 years Approveda
Union Elementary, Measure H Santa Clara $96/year for 6 years Approveda

March 2

See also: March 2, 2010 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Burlingame Measure B San Mateo $180/year Approveda

February 23

See also: February 23, 2010 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


San Mateo-Foster City Measure A San Mateo Increase of $96 Approveda

Election results, 2009

November 3

See also: November 3, 2009 ballot measures in California

Cities

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Atherton, Measure S San Mateo $750 annually Approveda
Fairfax, Measure I Marin $125 annually Approveda
Pacific Grove library, Measure J Monterey $96 annually Defeatedd
Perris, Measure C Riverside $135.88 annually Defeatedd
South Pasadena, Measure L Los Angeles $24-48 Approveda

Schools

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Acalanes Union, Measure G Contra Costa $189 annually Approveda
Albany USD, Measure I Alameda $149 annually Approveda
Albany USD, Measure J Alameda Combine 3 taxes into one Approveda
Culver City, Measure EE Los Angeles $96 annually Approveda
Fremont Union, Measure G Santa Clara $98 annual/renewal Defeatedd
Lagunitas, Measure A Marin $325 annually Approveda
Larkspur, Measure B Marin $368.88 annually Approveda
Long Beach, Measure T Los Angeles $92 annually Defeatedd
Oxnard Schools, Measure E Ventura $99 annually Defeatedd
Santa Clara Unified, Measure C Santa Clara $138 annual Defeatedd
Walnut Creek, Measure H Contra Costa $82 annually Approveda

August 28

See also: August 28, 2009 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Cedar Glen County Service Area 70 parcel tax San Bernardino $84 annually Approveda

August 25

See also: August 25, 2009 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Homestead Valley county service area parcel tax, Measure A Marin $125 annually Approveda
City of Rocklin Parcel Tax, Measure A (August 2009) Placer $10-$30 for ten years Approveda
Carmel Valley Fire Protection District parcel tax, Measure F (August 2009) Monterey Increase of $75/year Approveda

June

See also: June 2, June 16, June 23 and June 30
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Novato Unified School District, Measure A Marin $96 for 6 years Approveda
Redwood City Elementary School District, Measure E San Mateo $91 for 5 years Defeatedd
Piedmont Unified School District, Measure B Alameda Various for 4 years Approveda
Piedmont Unified School District, Measure E Alameda $249 for 3 years Approveda
Pleasanton Unified School District, Measure G Alameda $233 for 4 years Defeatedd
South Pasadena Unified School District, Measure S Los Angeles $288 for 4 years Approveda
Palos Verdes Peninsula, Measure V Los Angeles $165 for 4 years Approveda
La Canada Unified School District, Measure LC Los Angeles $150 for 5 years Approveda
Rowland Unified School District parcel tax, Measure E Los Angeles and Orange $120 for 5 years Defeatedd

May 19

See also: May 19, 2009 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Mountains Community Hospital District, Measure K San Bernardino $80/home; $200/business for 4 years Approveda
Mt. Diablo Unified School District, Measure D Contra Costa $99 annually Defeatedd

May 5

See also: May 5, 2009 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Arbuckle-College City Fire Protection District, Measure D Colusa $79.19 indefinitely Defeatedd
Cupertino Union School District, Measure B Santa Clara $125 for 6 years Approveda
Jefferson Elementary School District, Measure A San Mateo $85 for 7 years Defeatedd
Moreland School District, Measure A Santa Clara $95 for 8 years Approveda
San Carlos School District, Measure B San Mateo $78 for 6 years Approveda
San Marino Unified School District, Measure E Los Angeles $795 for 6 years Approveda
San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Measure C Contra Costa $144 for 7 years Approveda
Showcase Ranches Community Services District, Measure A El Dorado $125 increase, indefinite Defeatedd
Woodside Elementary School District, Measure C San Mateo $242 for 8 years Approveda

March 10

See also: March 10, 2009 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Wild Wings Service Area, Measure O Yolo $1,700/year Approveda

March 3

See also: March 3, 2009 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Bolinas-Stinson Union School District, Measure A Marin $250 for 5 years Approveda
Gravenstein Union School District, Measure A Sonoma $36 for 8 years Defeatedd
Orinda Union School District, Measure B Contra Costa $124 Approveda

Election results, 2008

November 4

See also: November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California

Non-school

Twenty-seven non-school parcel tax increases were requested in November. Of the twenty-seven, ten were approved.

  • Nine were city requests.
  • One was a county request.
  • Seventeen were for special districts.
  • All required a 2/3rds supermajority vote to pass.
Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Measure VV Alameda/Contra Costa $300/parcel Approveda
Albany Measure EE Alameda Increase by 4%/year Defeatedd
Arrowbear Water District, Measure U San Bernardino $45/parcel Defeatedd
Berkeley, Measure GG Alameda $.04083/square foot Approveda
Cameron Estates, Measure H El Dorado Increase of $250/parcel Defeatedd
Service Area P-6, Measure F Contra Costa $108/parcel Defeatedd
El Medio, Measure B Butte $58/parcel Approveda
Gold Ridge, Measure O Sonoma $45/parcel Approveda
Greater Hayfork, Measure V Trinity $20/parcel Defeatedd
Honey Lake Valley, Measure R Lassen $25/parcel Defeatedd
Lake Shastina CSD, Measure R Siskiyou $97/parcel Defeatedd
Long Beach, Measure I Los Angeles $120/parcel Defeatedd
Los Angeles, Proposition A Los Angeles $36/parcel Defeatedd
McCloud CSD, Measure T Siskiyou $153/parcel Approveda
Mi-Wuk/Sugar, Measure V Tuolumne Various Defeatedd
Oakland, Measure NN Alameda $107 increasing to $367 in 3 years Defeatedd
Parlier, Measure S Fresno $300/parcel Defeatedd
Pine Mountain, Measure K Kern $70/parcel Approveda
Piru Cemetery, Measure M Ventura $25/parcel Approveda
Post Mountain, Measure T Trinity $35/parcel Defeatedd
San Diego Proposition A San Diego $52/parcel Defeatedd
San Leandro, Measure TT Alameda $48/parcel Defeatedd
Santa Cruz, Measure E Santa Cruz $28/SF parcel, $94/others, $10/undeveloped Approveda
Scott Valley, Measure N Siskiyou $40/parcel Defeatedd
Twin Cities Marin $109/parcel Approveda
Union City, Measure UU Alameda $95-$112/parcel Approveda
Weaverville/Douglas, Measure U Trinity ad valorem Defeatedd

School

Twenty-one school parcel tax ballot propositions were on the November 4, 2008 ballot in 21 school districts. In order to pass, each parcel tax measure needed the approval of a supermajority of at least 2/3rds of those voters voting in the election.

Seventeen of the parcel tax levies were approved; four were defeated.

November 4, 2008 California school parcel tax election results
Status Number  %
Approveda Approved 17 80.9%
Defeatedd Defeated 4 19.1%
Totals: 21 100%
Measure County Rate Years Outcome
Measure T, Alta-Dutch Flat Union Schools Placer $45/parcel 4 years Defeatedd
Measure Y, Bayshore Elementary Schools San Mateo $96 6 years Approveda
Measure U, Belmont-Redwood Shores Schools San Mateo $78/parcel 7 years Approveda
Measure W, Berryessa Union Schools Santa Clara $79/parcel 5 years Approveda
Measure R, Campbell Union Schools Santa Clara $85/parcel 5 years Approveda
Measure W, Davis Unified Schools Solano and Yolo $120/parcel 3 years Approveda
Measure L, Dublin Schools Alameda $96/parcel 5 years Approveda
Measure T, Evergreen Schools Santa Clara $90/parcel 5 years Approveda
Measure U, Franklin-McKinley Schools Santa Clara $72/parcel 9 years Approveda
Measure A, Live Oak Schools Santa Cruz $84/parcel 9 years Approveda
Measure M, Livermore Schools Alameda/Contra Costa $138/parcel 5 years Approveda
Measure A, Mill Valley Schools Marin $193/parcel 4 years Approveda
Measure B, Martinez Schools Contra Costa $50/parcel 5 years Approveda
Measure N, Oakland Schools Alameda $120/parcel 10 years Defeatedd
Measure P, Ojai Schools Ventura $89/parcel 7 years Defeatedd
Measure X, Pacific Grove Schools Monterey $35/parcel 5 years Approveda
Measure C, Pittsburg Schools Contra Costa $65/parcel 7 years Approveda
Measure S, San Carlos Schools San Mateo $185/parcel Defeatedd
Measure H, Santa Barbara High School Santa Barbara $23/parcel 4 years Approveda
Measure I, Santa Barbara Elementary Santa Barbara $27/parcel 4 years Approveda
Measure D, West Contra Costa Unified Contra Costa 7.2 cents/square foot 5 years Approveda

June 3

Main article: June 3, 2008 ballot measures in California

Non-school

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Belvedere Measure C (June 2008) Marin Extend $548/edu for 4 years Approveda
Butler-Keys Community Services parcel tax, Measure A (June 2008) Lake $45/parcel Approveda
Keyes Community Services District Measure P (June 2008) Stanislaus $20/parcel Defeatedd
Mesa Park District Measure E (June 2008) Marin $45 for four years Approveda
Northstar Community Services District parcel tax, Measure K (June 2008) Placer $209.03/parcel Defeatedd
City of Orinda Parcel Tax, Measure E (June 2008) Contra Costa $39/parcel Approveda
Palo Verde Cemetery District parcel tax, Measure I (June 2008). Riverside $100/parcel Defeatedd
Ross Measure D (June 2008) Marin Extend up to $1000/edu for 4 years Approveda
Spreckels Memorial District parcel tax, Measure S (June 2008) Monterey $95/parcel Approveda
Tuolumne South County Ambulance Zone Parcel Tax, Measure U (June 2008) Tuolumne Increase tax from $50 to $70 Approveda
City of Union City parcel tax, Measure K (June 2008) Alameda $107-$261/parcel for 20 years Defeatedd

School

Measure County Rate Tax ends Outcome
Alameda Unified School District parcel tax, Measure H (June 2008). Alameda $120/parcel 4 years Approveda
Los Gatos Unified School District Measure E (June 2008) Santa Clara $290/parcel 6 years Approveda
Mountain View-Whisman School District parcel tax, Measure C (June 2008) Santa Clara $127-$1,016 8 years Approveda
Nicasio School District Measure B (June 2008) Marin $375 8 years Approveda
Oak Park Unified School District parcel tax, Measure C (June 2008) Ventura Extend $197/parcel tax 8 years Approveda
Pacifica School District parcel tax, Measure N (June 2008) San Mateo $96/parcel 5 years Approveda
San Francisco Unified School District Measure A (June 2008) San Francisco $198/parcel 20 years Approveda
Centinela Valley Union High School parcel tax, Measure A (June 2008) Los Angeles $.04/square foot 9 years Defeatedd
Gravenstein Union School District parcel tax, Measure I (June 2008) Sonoma $45.00/parcel 8 years Defeatedd
Healdsburg Unified School District parcel tax, Measure H (June 2008) Sonoma $88/parcel 7 years Defeatedd
Hermosa Beach City School District parcel tax, Measure E (June 2008) Los Angeles $257/parcel 5 years Defeatedd
Millbrae Elementary School District parcel tax, Measure P (June 2008) San Mateo $78/parcel 5 years Defeatedd
San Ramon Valley Unified School District parcel tax, Measure D (June 2008) Contra Costa $166 7 years Defeatedd

February 5

See also: February 5, 2008 ballot measures in California

Non-school

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Alameda County Children's Hospital, Measure A Alameda $24/parcel for 30 years Defeatedd
Alameda County, Measure B Alameda $24/parcel for 30 years Defeatedd
Muir Beach Community Services District, Measure B Marin $200 for four years Approveda
City of Rocklin, Measure J Placer $10-$45/parcel for 15 years Defeatedd
County of Santa Barbara, Measure S Santa Barbara $35/parcel Defeatedd
San Mateo County Service Area 1, Measure I San Mateo $65/parcel Approveda

School

Measure County Rate[9] Outcome


Santa Cruz City Elementary School District, Measure P Santa Cruz $105/parcel for 9 years Approveda
Oakland Unified School District, Measure G Alameda $195/parcel Approveda
Ravenswood City School District, Measure M San Mateo $98/parcel for 5 years Approveda
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Measure R Los Angeles $336/parcel Approveda
Kentfield School District, Measure A Marin Renew $774/parcel for 10 years Approveda
Willits Unified School District, Measure A Mendocino $39/parcel Defeatedd

1983-2006 election results

This graph shows the results of all California parcel tax elections from 1983 through 2006.

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