It’s official: Tahoe Truckee schools’ Measure A parcel tax adopted by 2 percentage points |

It’s official: Tahoe Truckee schools’ Measure A parcel tax adopted by 2 percentage points

UPDATE 5:35 p.m. Monday

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The ballots are counted and Measure A parcel tax supporters can finally stop holding their breath, as the parcel tax to support school programs has passed by 2 percentage points.

In all, 7,051 votes were cast and#8212; 4,844 people voted yes (68.7 percent), while 2,207 voted no (31.3 percent). The measure required two-thirds majority (66.67 percent) of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District voters to pass.

Now that it’s approved, the measure will be increased from $98 per year to $135 for the next seven years for parcel owners in TTUSD, starting in the 2012-13 school year.

The greatest support came from Nevada County, where it passed by more than 3 percent, election officials confirmed Monday, with 69.7 percent of voters in favor, and 31.3 percent against.

The tally, counted on Friday but updated Monday on the Nevada County website, wraps up 655 uncounted ballots, a spokeswoman confirmed, with a final tally of 3,994 total votes. In all, 2,784 total votes were in approval, with 1,210 against.

Placer County released its final tally late Monday, with 67.32 percent in favor and 32.68 against and#8212; 2,839 total votes. In all, 1,911 total votes were in approval, with 928 against.

El Dorado County’s final mail-in-only results show 68.35 percent approval and 31.65 percent against and#8212; 149 yes votes and 69 no votes.

The $4 million annual parcel tax will be used to maintain programs currently used at TTUSD schools; the funds will be monitored by the Measure A Citizens Review Committee.

After Election Night last Tuesday, March 8, the approval held a 1 percent edge while the final votes were tallied for Placer and Nevada counties.

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