Voters rejected ballot measures in Tuesday’s election intended to help local government, and schools.
Fillmore voters rejected Measure I, a proposed three-quarters of a cent sales tax intended to help the financially struggling city. The measure was rejected by a 63 to 37% margin. Measure I would have raised about a half million dolllars for Fillmore. City leaders had warned without passage of the plan, a projected $1.4 million dollar budget shortfall next year could mean steps like closing parks and the community’s pool, and cuts in law enforcement services.
Voters in the Las Virgenes School District showed support for Measure K, but not enough to pass it. The proposed new $95.00 a year parcel tax need a two-third majority to succeed, but only receied a 56 to 44% yes vote. District officials said the addition to an existing parcel tax was needed to avoid larger class sizes, and new layoffs.