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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Now is not the time to ask voters to approve a new tax, the Irvine Unified School District's trustees decided this week. The board Tuesday put on hold a property tax proposed to help support the financially troubled district. Trustee Margie Wakeham said the panel will revisit the issue in late August. The earliest the tax could be proposed to voters for approval, she said, would be on the presidential primary ballot in March, 1996.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Now is not the time to ask voters to approve a new tax, the Irvine Unified School District's trustees decided this week. The board Tuesday put on hold a property tax proposed to help support the financially troubled district. Trustee Margie Wakeham said the panel will revisit the issue in late August. The earliest the tax could be proposed to voters for approval, she said, would be on the presidential primary ballot in March, 1996.
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NEWS
July 4, 1991
The La Canada Flintridge School District is going to try again to pass a parcel tax. What does a piece of property have to do with schools? The only reason property is used as a basis for taxation is that if you do not pay the tax, your property is confiscated. The bottom line is that it is the easiest tax to collect. The elderly and those who are retired are being taxed out of their property. Property taxes should pay for property-related matters only, in the community they are collected from, and only for public protection--police and fire departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1992
Trustees of the 12,275-student Lancaster School District have proposed levying a school tax on future residential and commercial development in the district, hoping to raise more money for new facilities than through the state's current developer fee program. The district's board of trustees voted 5 to 0 Tuesday night to pursue the formation of a Mello-Roos district to tax future development.
NEWS
February 17, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER and MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writers
The state Supreme Court dealt a setback Thursday to school districts in fast-growing communities, limiting their ability to impose special taxes or fees on developers to pay the full costs of educational facilities. The justices, over one dissent, refused to hear a challenge to a ruling last November by a state Court of Appeal that struck down a voter-approved tax of as much as $6,300 on each new home built within five districts in the Santa Clarita Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1991 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Joining their fellow school districts, Conejo Valley school board members voted unanimously Thursday to dispute the county's efforts to charge for collecting the schools' share of property taxes. In addition, they said they won't pay the bill of $574,473, which is due today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1992
Trustees of the 12,275-student Lancaster School District have proposed levying a school tax on future residential and commercial development in the district, hoping to raise more money for new facilities than through the state's current developer fee program. The district's board of trustees voted 5 to 0 Tuesday night to pursue the formation of a Mello-Roos district to tax future development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1986 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
Trustees of the Saugus Union School District voted Tuesday night to ask voters Nov. 4 to impose a $2,861 tax on developers for each new residential unit to help pay for school construction. The 4-1 vote authorized a ballot measure that will need approval of two-thirds of the voters to become law. The governing boards of the four other school districts in the fast-growing Santa Clarita Valley--the Castaic Union, Newhall and Sulphur Springs Union elementary districts and the William S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1987 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
Filing for Santa Clarita Valley school board seats closed Wednesday with no sign of a political counterattack by building developers, who had been expected to back their own board candidates to fight heavy school taxes. Twenty-one candidates had filed with the Los Angeles County registrar's office for 10 seats on five Santa Clarita Valley school boards by the 5 p.m. deadline. Ten candidates filed for Nov.
NEWS
March 26, 1993 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe the way to improve their public schools is through wiser--not more--spending, but a bare majority is willing to pay higher taxes to restore state cuts in education funding, a Los Angeles Times Poll has found. Despite frequent hand-wringing by policy-makers and business leaders, small majorities believe the public schools are doing at least an adequate job.
NEWS
July 4, 1991
The La Canada Flintridge School District is going to try again to pass a parcel tax. What does a piece of property have to do with schools? The only reason property is used as a basis for taxation is that if you do not pay the tax, your property is confiscated. The bottom line is that it is the easiest tax to collect. The elderly and those who are retired are being taxed out of their property. Property taxes should pay for property-related matters only, in the community they are collected from, and only for public protection--police and fire departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1991 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Joining their fellow school districts, Conejo Valley school board members voted unanimously Thursday to dispute the county's efforts to charge for collecting the schools' share of property taxes. In addition, they said they won't pay the bill of $574,473, which is due today.
NEWS
February 17, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER and MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writers
The state Supreme Court dealt a setback Thursday to school districts in fast-growing communities, limiting their ability to impose special taxes or fees on developers to pay the full costs of educational facilities. The justices, over one dissent, refused to hear a challenge to a ruling last November by a state Court of Appeal that struck down a voter-approved tax of as much as $6,300 on each new home built within five districts in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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