Voters will decide today in a vote-by-mail election whether to extend an existing parcel tax to fund San Marino Unified School District services.
Voters will decide on Measure R, which would extend the existing $330 annual parcel tax for another six years. The tax was first implemented in 1991, and it has been renewed four times. It is set to expire June 30.
The district's resolution calling for the election stated that "future funding for the district from the state of California and other sources is projected to be inadequate to provide the level of support to the district's education programs which the citizens of the district expect."
This election is being conducted by mail and all ballots must be received (by mail or in person) by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk at 8 p.m Tuesday, March 12.
According to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Office, more than 10,000 ballots were sent to voters in the San Marino district.
The measure needs the support of two-thirds of voters to be approved. Back in 2009, more than two-thirds of voters approved the measure -- previously known as Measure E -- with 71.2% of voters' support.
- City News Service contributed to this report.
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