Measure L Parcel Tax Advocates Make Case

Levy would cost single family homeowners $39 a year, raise about $2.4 million and allows seniors to get exemptions.


The last time San Leandro Unified School District sought a parcel tax to increase funds for classroom spending the measure won 61 percent of the vote but not the needed two-thirds.

In November Measure L will once again ask San Leandro property owners to pay more to underwrite local education. 

The cost of the tax would break down thus and raise an estimated $2.4 million:

  • Single Family Residential $39 per parcel
  • Multi-Family Residential With 2-4 Units $39 per parcel
  • Multi-Family Residential With 5 or More Units $19 per unit
  • Commercial/Industrial $0.02 per square foot of lot size
  • Vacant/Unimproved Parcels $39 per parcel
  • Seniors and disabled residents who receive federal Supplemental Security Income would be able to get exemptions.

    Measure L would remain in effect five years. It has been endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce and San Leandro Teacher's Association, among other groups.

    "We have to get our schools out of the fiscal hole that Sacramento has put them in," Mayor Stephen Cassidy told the Oakland Tribune.

    Follow this lnk to read the measure and the arguments pro and con.

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    Tom Abate October 08, 2012 at 08:52 PM
    There continues to be some discussion on this so I'm moving it out to the front. Anyone else have a thought on Measure L?
    Nucky Thompson October 14, 2012 at 08:13 PM
    I love how Measure L supporters tout the Chamber of Commerce endorsement. One of the main reasons for the Chamber's endorsement is John Gooding (Chamber board member) who manages Bayfair Mall. The Mall is in the San Lorenzo school district and will not pay the parcel tax. The Chamber Board has thrown the San Leandro business community under the bus by endorsing Measure L. The Chamber should be standing up for businesses not endorsing the saddling of extra costs. They are completely derelict in their duty to serve the business community.
    Marga Lacabe October 14, 2012 at 08:42 PM
    According to the SLUSD district map, the mall is in the San Leandro School district.
    Nucky Thompson October 15, 2012 at 03:49 AM
    Maybe you should go back to school and learn to read maps. It is not in the San Leandro USD.
    Marga Lacabe October 15, 2012 at 04:10 AM
    Maybe. Here is the map of the SLUSD Area 4: http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/20771032619436600/lib/20771032619436600/SLUSD_TA4.pdf Isn't Bayfair located in that big empty blue area bordered by Hesperian and Fairmont? I may be wrong, but that's where Google maps locates it.


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