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May 5, 2009 Election

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  • Local Measures

    Measure A Parcel Tax -- Jefferson Elementary School District (2/3 Approval Required)
    Fail: 4,092 / 57.9% Yes votes ...... 2,976 / 42.1% No votes
    To maintain and improve quality education and protect neighborhood elementary schools from state budget cuts by attracting/retaining qualified teachers/staff, maintaining writing, math, science, art/music programs, improving instruction with computer technology, and keeping class sizes small, shall Jefferson Elementary School District authorize an $85 annual education parcel tax for seven years, exempting senior citizens, with citizens' oversight, mandatory audits, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds staying in local schools to enhance achievement?"

    Measure B Parcel Tax -- San Carlos School District (2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 5,746 / 71.2% Yes votes ...... 2,324 / 28.8% No votes
    To protect San Carlos' excellent elementary and middle schools; maintain high-quality programs including hands-on science, literacy programs to ensure all students read at or above grade level; attract, retain, and avoid laying off highly qualified teachers; and maintain art and music; shall the San Carlos School District impose a $78 per parcel school tax per year for six years, with independent citizen oversight, an exemption for those 65 and older, and all funds supporting local schools?

    Measure C Parcel Tax -- Woodside Elementary School District (2/3 Approval Required)
    Pass: 788 / 74.8% Yes votes ...... 266 / 25.2% No votes
    To maintain and enhance academic excellence at Woodside School through emphasis on quality instruction, especially in math, science, reading and writing, attracting and retaining outstanding teachers, and maintaining small class sizes, shall Woodside Elementary School District continue its annual school tax of $242 per parcel for eight years, adjusted by changes in the Consumer Price Index, not to exceed 4 percent annually, to increase the District's appropriations limit accordingly, with exemption for those 65 years and older?

    Measure StormDrain Storm Drain Measure -- City of Burlingame (Majority Approval Required)
    Pass: 2,706 / 63.4% Yes votes ...... 1,561 / 36.6% No votes
    To: . improve, upgrade and maintain the deteriorated storm drain system . protect water quality . further reduce pollutants flowing into our creeks and San Francisco Bay . prevent street flooding that impedes residents and police/fire emergency access . improve local drainage

    shall the City of Burlingame enact a storm drainage fee at the rate of 4.192 cents per impervious square foot, adjusted for inflation not exceeding 2% annually, with independent audits, citizen's oversight, and requiring all funds expended only on storm drains?

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