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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

November 5

See also: November 5, 2013 election in California
Measure County Rate Outcome


Belmont-Redwood Shores School District San Mateo Pending

August 27

See also: August 27, 2013 election in California
Measure County Rate Outcome


Strawberry Recreation District, Measure B Marin Pending

July 2

See also: July 2, 2013 election in California
Measure County Rate Outcome


Yucca Valley Airport District, Measure Z San Bernardino Pending

June 11

See also: June 11, 2013 election in California
Measure County Rate Outcome


Hesperia Unified School District, Measure Y San Bernardino TBD Approveda


June 4

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


Bolinas-Stinson Union School District, Measure A Marin $300/year for 6 years Approveda


Quincy Fire Protection District, Measure A Plumas $98.50/year for 4 years Approveda


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


May 7

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


Higgins Area Fire Protection District, Measure O Nevada 10 years Defeatedd


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 Approveda


San Rafael High School District, Measure B Marin $139/year Approveda


Soquel Union Elementary School District, Measure S Santa Cruz $90/year Defeatedd


April 9

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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Outcome


Alameda Unified, Measure E Alameda $659/year Defeatedd


June 15

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


Santa Monica-Malibu Los Angeles $198 Defeatedd


May 4

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


Burlingame Measure B San Mateo $180/year Approveda


February 23

See also: February 23, 2010 ballot measures in California
Measure County Rate 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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