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Marin County, CA March 8, 2005 Election
Directory of Marin County, CA Measures
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Measure A. Parcel Tax Renewal -- Novato Unified School District (two-thirds vote)
To reduce the impact of unprecedented school funding cuts and protect quality education in Novato's schools by preserving essential educational programs; maintaining small class sizes in math, science, English and elementary grades; retaining teachers and avoiding extensive layoffs; and keeping school libraries open shall Novato Unified School District extend its expiring school parcel tax for six years at $155 per parcel, with an exemption for seniors, no money for administrator salaries, and all money benefiting Novato schools?

Measure B. Parcel Tax Renewal -- Larkspur School District (two-thirds vote)
To maintain the high quality of public education in Corte Madera and Larkspur by providing continued support for small class sizes, exceptional instructional programs, and highly qualified staff for a growing student population, shall the Larkspur School District be authorized to renew a parcel tax commencing July 1, 2005 for a maximum of six years at the rate of $289.00 per parcel per year with a 5% annual adjustment and an exemption for property owners 65 and older?

Measure C. Facilities Bond Election -- Ross School District (two-thirds vote)
To enhance the educational environment and improve safety for students, staff and the community through the reconstruction of deteriorated elementary classrooms, library and facilities (most over 60 years old); to rectify substandard heating, ventilation, plumbing, roofing and electrical systems; to comply with current earthquake and flood safety codes; and to improve energy efficiency; shall Ross Elementary School District issue $19 million of bonds at legal interest rates, with a citizens' oversight committee to monitor bond expenditures and audits?

Measure D. Special Tax for Park, Open Space & Street Landscape Maintenance -- Marinwood Community Services District (two-thirds vote)
Shall Marinwood Community Services District Ordinance 16, which imposes an annual special tax of one hundred and fifty ($150.00) dollars on each improved parcel within Marinwood Community Services District for park, open space and street landscape maintenance, and which allows for annual cost of living adjustments to the special tax, be approved and shall the Marinwood Community Services District appropriations limit be increased by the amount of this voter-approved tax?

Measure E. Renewal of Parcel Tax -- Ross Valley School District (two-thirds vote)
To maintain the high quality of education in Ross Valley Schools (with reduced class sizes and high student achievement) and to protect the quality of life and property values in our community, should the existing special tax for Ross Valley elementary and middle schools (12% of the District Budget) be continued for an additional eight years with audit and accountability measures and with an exemption for parcels owned and occupied by persons 65 and older?

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