Measure A school parcel tax vote is today
Voter information that includes a list of polling places and a polling place lookup, all the ballot information, an audio file with ballot information are available on the Alameda County Registrar of Voters’ website, along with a form that allows voters to check on the status of their submitted vote-by-mail ballots.
The proposed tax would raise an estimated $12 million a year over seven years for Alameda’s schools by charging property owners 32 cents per square foot of building on each parcel they own. The tax has a cap of $7,999 and $299 for unimproved parcels like parking lots, and an exemption for seniors and some disabled people. It would replace the district’s existing Measure A and Measure H parcel taxes, which generate $7 million a year and are due to sunset in 2012.
More information is available on the Alameda Unified School District’s website; proponents Alameda SOS are online here, and opponents Committee Against Measure A, here. The Island’s editorial board also weighed in, and you can get the board’s opinion here.