Elections 2010

LAUSD parcel tax lagging in early returns

Measure E, the proposed parcel tax to fund LAUSD schools, may not pass, KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez says.

The measure would impose a $100 levy on all taxable properties within LAUSD boundaries.

Similar parcel taxes have been successfully passed in a few places, but they didn’t pass in larger districts like Pasadena and Long Beach. Unlike some other measures, the taxes require two-thirds to pass. Early returns, which tend to swing more conservative, have it only at around 51 percent.

Guzman-Lopez LAUSD officials may not have done enough to promote the measure, which was seen as a tough sell, the L.A. Times reports.

Already cash-strapped school districts may now have to find others ways to stop the bleeding.

(Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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