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LA Unified removes parcel tax from November ballot

Posted: June 12, 2012 11:34 a.m.
Updated: June 12, 2012 11:59 a.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District board will not ask voters to approve a districtwide parcel tax this November because other tax measures are already on the ballot.

The board voted Tuesday to postpone the parcel tax until after the fall election at Superintendent John Deasy's recommendation.

Deasy says voters should focus on the two other measures on the ballot that would funnel money into school district coffers across the state.

He says a third tax initiative could prove overwhelming to local voters.

The district had planned to ask property owners to pay an extra $298 a year for five years to raise $255 million.

Under the statewide measures, voters will be asked to extend a sales tax increase and raises taxes on wealthy residents.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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