Measure S wins

VOTER-MAMMOTHMammoth School’s special tax, Measure S, passed with a 73.76% vote.  The Mono County Elections Department wrapped up the vote count Tuesday night just before 10:30 pm.

Election officials said school district voters cast 1,178 votes in favor of Measure S and 419 votes against.  A two-thirds vote was required.  Voter turn-out at the polls was low – around 18%, with 26% who mailed in ballots.

Measure S extends an already existing $59 per year parcel tax for school district homeowners.  School officials asked for the measure in the face of doubts about state and federal government support of local education.

The ballot measure said that the tax would preserve smaller classes, attract and retain excellent teachers, strengthen core curriculum and more.  The passage of Measure S extended the $59 annual education parcel tax for another five years with an exemption for senior citizens’ primary residences.  An independent citizens’ oversight committee will watch how the tax money is spent.

The tax funds will go into a special account with an annual report.

 

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5 Responses to Measure S wins

  1. A. Local November 9, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    Way to go Mammoth community!

     
  2. Eamon McNamera November 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Another reason why I believe homeowners should have ability to vote on measures that will directly affect their taxes. Resort communities are notorious for placing tax increases on 2nd homeowners who can’t vote for them because theyre not residents. So the 2/3rds requirement is bypassed because it should be 2/3rds of property owners, not residents.

     
  3. upthecreek November 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    More taxes for Mammoth Sheeple or shall I say Mammoth Property owners ( 2nd homeowners)

    Don’t worry they are the 1% ..they can afford it.

    Our government is “OUT OF CONTROL”

    Tic, Tic , Tic

     
  4. upthecreek November 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Breaking news….It’s not to late Mammoth

    Ala.’s Jefferson County to file bankruptcy:
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    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Alabama’s Jefferson County, which includes Birmingham, the state’s largest city, will file for bankruptcy, the Birmingham News reported in its online edition late Wednesday. The $4.1 billion bankruptcy would rank as the largest municipal-bankruptcy filing in U.S. history, edging out the largest-to-date 1994 filing by Orange County, Calif., which had $1.64 billion in investment losses. The Jefferson County Commission voted 4 to 1 in favor of the filing, according to the newspaper. The county is saddled with $3.14 billion in debt for the expansion and repair of its sewer system.

     
  5. downthecreek November 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    Should they not have called this

    Measure “$ ” instead of S

     

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