“Measure C’s resounding win affirms once again the high value Davis voters place on education,” said State Rep. Mariko Yamada (D- Davis) in a statement. “I’m proud to live in and represent a community that truly values its children and those who teach and care for them in excellent public schools.”
Single-family homeowners will be charged $320 per home and owners of multi-unit dwellings will pay $150 per unit for five years. This tax replaced the expiring Measures Q and W, which charged the same amounts.
Measure C’s approval cancels pink slips that otherwise would have been sent to about 120 school district employees, representing the equivalent of about 87 full-time positions.
Even with Measure C’s approval, the school district still faces a $3.5 million deficit that could cause layoffs for district employees by March 15.
According to the Elections Office, voter turnout was 39.9 percent, with 17,210 ballots cast out of 43,138 registered voters.
— Angela Swartz