Tahoe/Truckee schools’ Measure A parcel tax adopted by just 1 percentage point | SierraSun.com

Tahoe/Truckee schools’ Measure A parcel tax adopted by just 1 percentage point

Kevin MacMillan and Jason Shueh
Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; The voters have approved a seven-year, $4 million annual renewal of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’s Measure A parcel tax, albeit by the very slim margin of just 1 percentage point.

According to unofficial results from Nevada, Placer and El Dorado counties finalized late Tuesday, Measure A was approved with a 67.68 percent majority vote. The parcel tax required a two-thirds majority from registered voters in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District to pass and#8212; or 66.67 percent.

With the approval, Measure A will cost taxpayers $135 per year (up from $98) and generate an estimated $4 million annually to fund various TTUSD programs and jobs for seven straight years, starting with the 2012-13 school year, once the current measure expires.

Stay tuned to http://www.sierrasun.com later this week, or read Friday’s print edition of the Sierra Sun, for full coverage, including commentary from Measure A and school district officials, full precinct-by-precinct breakdowns and more.

Click the Cover It Live recap below to see how the votes and online commentary played out for four hours Tuesday night.

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