Local Tax and Bond Measures Mostly Successful in June Election

As the June primary results come in, it looks like many local school district and governments have a reason to be pleased. Local bond issue and tax increase measures fared well last week in getting voter approval, according to a recent compilation of results.

76 percent of the local bond and tax measures (65 of 85) gained voter approval, which is the highest rate of any recent election. 44 of those measures were school district bond issues, totaling a whopping $2.36 billion for local schools. 33 of the school bonds achieved the required a 55 percent vote margin. The largest of the bond measures was for $650 million, sought by the Fremont Unified School District, and it was approved by Fremont voters.

Seven of the eight city-sponsored tax increase measures were approved as well. 

The passage rate of 76 was one of the highest of any recent election. In June of 2012, the passage rate of local tax and bond measures was 67 percent.

Read more about how the measures fared here.