By Theresa Harrington
Two Contra Costa County school districts and seven in Santa Clara County are hoping voters will approve bond or parcel tax measures today.
In Contra Costa County, the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Measure D is seeking a $380 million bond for facilities upgrades that would increase property taxes an estimated $48 per $100,000 of assessed value. The Mt. Diablo Unifed School district is asking voters to approve Measure C, which would provide $348 million in bonds to fund solar projects and other upgrades.
The Mt. Diablo measure would extend the $60 per $100,000 of assessed value tax rate approved when voters passed the district’s 2002 Measure C, extending payment for the 2010 measure 42 years at an estimated cost of up to $1.8 billion.
Both bond measures require 55 percent voter approval to pass.
Here’s what the San Jose Mercury News says about the South Bay measures:
In Santa Clara County, there are three measures for construction bonds at Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, Los Gatos Union School District and Campbell Union Elementary School District that would pay to expand facilities, fix roofs and wiring, and modernize libraries. They require 55 percent.
Four other districts are seeking to increase parcel taxes: Alum Rock Union Elementary School District; Milpitas Unified School District; Oak Grove School District; and the Mount Pleasant Elementary School District. The measures, which require two-thirds majority to pass, range from $68 to $160 a year, and would fund music, science, art, counseling, libraries, and other services.
You can get election results throughout the night at http://www.contracostatimes.com/ or on the Contra Costa County elections office website at http://www.cocovote.us/Election.aspx?eid=23.
How did you vote?