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Measure B1 Parcel Tax

Measure B1 Oversight Committee

To ensure public accountability B1  provides for an Oversight Committee to "review District compliance with the terms of this Measure." Beginning in January 2019, the committee will meet with district staff four to five times a year to review Measure B1 revenues and expenditures. District staff will also give presentations on Measure B1  revenues and expenditures at public Board of Education meetings at least three times a year.

2018-19 Measure B1 Oversight Committee Applications 

Introduction

On November 8, 2016, 74.2% of Alameda Voters approved Measure B1. This parcel tax is essentially an extension of Measure A, which ended on June 30, 2018.

 

Measure B1 went into effect on July 1, 2018.  Like Measure A, Measure B1 will generate approximately $12 million per year for seven years. These revenues support a range of core programs and values in AUSD, including: small class sizes; neighborhood schools; high school athletics; music, PE, and media centers in elementary schools; fine arts classes in high schools;  innovative programs; and attracting and retaining excellent teachers.

 

The full text of Measure B1 here. For more information about the parcel tax, please see this FAQ.

 

Exemptions

Exemptions granted under Measure A will be  automatically renewed when Measure B1 begins.

Measure A

AUSD's Measure A parcel tax was in effect from 2011 to 2018. Background about the measure, including annual reports and oversight committee meeting materials, is available here.

Measure B1 Lawsuit

In February 2017, three plaintiffs who have previously sued AUSD over its parcel taxes filed a lawsuit alleging that Measure B1 is illegal. Details about that lawsuit are included in our February 7, 2017 press release. The bench trial for this matter occurred on September 27. The judge issued a tentative ruling in AUSD's favor on October 30, 2017; the stipulated judgment was issued in the spring of 2018. You can read about that final judgment in this press release from May 4, 2018.