San Francisco Unified School District parcel tax, Proposition A (June 2010)
If Proposition A passes, property owners in the school district will continue to pay for another 20 years the $32.20/year or $16.10/unit per year on multi-family residential parcels that they have been paying since 1990.
Funds raised from the tax can only be used for capital improvements. The tax is expected to generate about $7 million a year and is used primarily for seismic work and general maintenance on the more-than-100 school buildings in the district.
- Some parents are canvassing neighborhoods to encourage residents to vote "yes" on Proposition A.
The question on the ballot:
| Proposition A: 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 Chronicle, "San Francisco's ballot measures", May 16, 2010
- San Francisco Examiner, "Parents canvas for parcel tax renewal", May 2, 2010
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.