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Alameda County, CA May 3, 2011 Election
Measure E
Special Vote by Mail Election
Pleasanton Unified School District

2/3 Approval Required
Final Results

Fail: 13800 / 65.3% Yes votes ...... 7330 / 34.7% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments |

To protect local schools from State Budget cuts, provide local funding that cannot be taken away by the State, and preserve quality education by:

  • Emphasizing core academic instruction in math, science and reading,

  • Attracting and retaining highly-qualified teachers,

  • Supporting specialized science and reading instruction,

  • Supporting school libraries, and

  • Minimizing class size increases,

shall Pleasanton Unified School District levy $98 per parcel annually for four years, with a senior exemption, independent oversight and no money for administrators' salaries?

Impartial Analysis from Alameda County Counsel
Measure E, a Pleasanton Unified School District ("District") special parcel tax measure, seeks voter approval to authorize the District to levy an annual special parcel tax on each parcel of taxable real property for four years, beginning July 1, 2011.

School districts have the authority to levy special taxes upon approval by two-thirds of the votes cast on special tax measures pursuant to Article XIIIA, Section 4 and Article XIIIC, Section 2 of the California Constitution and sections 50075-50077, 50079, and 53722 of the California Government Code.

If two-thirds of the qualified electors voting on this measure vote for approval, the District will impose a special tax on all parcels of taxable real property annually for four years. The tax rate will be $98.00 (ninety-eight dollars) per year per parcel. For purposes of this special parcel tax, "parcel" means any parcel of land that receives a separate tax bill for ad valorem property taxes from the Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector. Upon application to the District by the owner on or before June 15 of each year, certain, contiguous parcels may be treated as a single parcel.

The Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector will collect the tax at the same time and in the same manner as ad valorem property taxes. Upon application to the District, the District may grant an exemption to certain owners of a parcel used solely for owner-occupied, single family residential purposes. These individuals include anyone who is 65 years of age or older or anyone receiving Supplemental Social Security Income for a disability. These individuals must apply annually to the District for the exemtion by June 15 of each year. All property that is otherwise exempt from or on which are leveied no ad valorem property taxes in any year shall also be exempt.

If the measure passes, the funding revenue will be used for the specific purposes set forth in the full text of the measure printed in this sample ballot, including: emphasizing core academic instruction; attracting and retaining highly-qualified teachers; supporting specialized science and reading instruction; etc. The measure further provides that the monies collected shall be accounted for separately and expended only for those specified purposes. The measure provides for an independent citizens' oversight committee and revenue and expenditure reports.

If two-thirds of the qualified electors voting on this measure do not vote for approval, the measure will fail, and the District will not be authorized to levy the special tax outlined above.

/s/ Richard. E. Winnie
County Counsel

The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure E, which is printed in full in this sample ballot pamphlet. If you desire an additional copy of the measure, please call the Elections Official's office at (510) 272-6933 and a copy will be mailed to you at no cost.

Contact FOR Measure E:
Yes on E

Contact AGAINST Measure E:
Vote No on Measure E

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Arguments For Measure E Arguments Against Measure E
Argument in Support of Measure E

Rebuttal to Arguments For
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure E

Argument Against Measure E

Rebuttal to Arguments Against
Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure B

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