Supporters of Measure G, the San Bruno Park School District parcel tax, have recently begun to step up their campaign efforts to get the ballot measure passed.
Yes on Measure G signs can now be seen in different parts around the city. There are even bilingual signs posted to reach Latino voters.
So far, Measure G, which is expected to raise $1.9 million annually over five years through a $199 tax per parcel, has garnered 80 endorsements from key organizations, officials and residents, according to GreatSanBrunoSchools.com.
Some of those endorsements include the San Mateo County Democratic Party, San Bruno Education Association, San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine, Vice Mayor Ken Ibarra and three San Bruno Park schools trustees.
The Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association and San Bruno blogger Bill Baker have come out in opposition of the parcel tax. The taxpayers group said that the district wants to tax residents unnecessarily after already passing two bond measures in 1996 and 1998.
According to the school district, this is the first time that a parcel tax has been placed on the ballot for schools. Measure G needs two-thirds approval to pass.
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Correction: This story incorrectly stated that the San Bruno Education Foundation had endorsed Measure G. Rather, the San Bruno Education Association, the teachers union, has endorsed the parcel tax. We regret the error.