San Francisco Unified School District parcel tax, Proposition A (June 2010)
If Proposition A passes, property owners in the school district will pay $32.20/year or $16.10/unit per year on multi-family residential parcels. Funds raised from the tax can only be used for capital improvements. The tax is expected to generate about $7 million a year.
The "School Facilities Special Tax", if approved, will be in effect for 20 years. It renews an existing tax that has been in effect since 1990.
Some parents are canvassing neighborhoods to encourage residents to vote "yes" on Proposition A.
The question on the ballot is, "“To improve earthquake and fire safety and implement critical capital maintenance of its schools and facilities, shall the San Francisco Unified School District be authorized to renew the levy of an annual special tax not to exceed $32.20 per parcel for single family residential and nonresidential parcels and $16.10 per dwelling unit for mixed use and multifamily residential parcels, adjusted for inflation, in its Community Facilities District No. 90-1, and establish its annual appropriations limit at $16,000,000?"
- Legal text of Proposition A
- Official ballot proposition list for San Francisco's June 8, 2010 election
- Beyond Chron, "June Ballot Measures Reflect City’s Political Fault Lines", March 24, 2010
- San Francisco Examiner, "Supes back school tax renewal measure", March 24, 2010
- San Francisco Examiner, "Parents canvas for parcel tax renewal", May 2, 2010