November 9, 2011
Tax-hiking ballot measures had mixed results in the Nov. 8 election.
With the passage of Measure S, Del Rey Oaks residents voted Tuesday in favor of extending a 1-percent sales tax hike, which is projected to generate $300,000 annually.
Measure T, the Bradley Union School District bond measure, passed handily with 68 percent approval.
But Measure V, a $60 annual parcel tax designed to bring in roughly $450,000 per year for the Pacific Grove Unified School District, couldn’t quite muster the two-thirds majority it needed to pass. The school improvement bond would have replaced an existing $35 annual parcel tax that’s due to sunset in 2013.
Pagrovians did approve Measure U, which will allow motel owners to remodel existing rooms and add new units in the lodging corridor between Lighthouse Avenue and Asilomar Conference Center.