Officials of the Dixie Elementary School District in north San Rafael this week reviewed a draft of a parcel tax measure they are thinking of placing on a May 8, 2018 all-mail ballot.
If approved by voters, the measure, discussed at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting, would raise the current annual $352 per parcel tax by $118, to a total annual tax of $470, effective July 1, 2018.
“(Tuesday night) was a ‘read and discuss,’” Superintendent Jason Yamashiro said in an email Wednesday. “(The measure) is currently scheduled to be voted on at the January meeting.”
According to the draft, the new tax would run 12 years, with a 3 percent annual increase. Exemptions would be offered for eligible seniors. It would supersede the district’s existing tax measure, which was not due to expire until June 30, 2019.
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Editor's Note: A 33.5% increase in parcel tax with a 3% annual increase is very aggressive. It will enventually rise to $670 in addition to the thousands we already pay. Virtually every state and local agency is asking for increase in fees, gas taxes , bridge tolls, sales taxes,etc. lt is easy to see why people say “no more”. We live in one of the highest taxed counties in the highest taxed state in the country. The elimination of the state income tax deduction will hurt us even more. The middle class is being pushed out. Who will be left to pay these taxes?