In a press release, the school district said that the governing board voted earlier this week to pursue an appeal of the ruling in the case of Borikas et al. v. Alameda Unified School District. The California Court of Appeal ruled that the portion of Measure H that charged commercial and industrial property owners at a different tax rate than residential owners was non-uniform, and therefore illegal. The case is VG08405316 in Alameda County Superior Court and A129295 in the appellate court.
The lower court has been directed by the upper court to determine appropriate remedies, which could include directing the school district to refund taxes to property owners that paid more than the $120 per parcel residential rate.
The pursuit of an appeal by AUSD would take the case to the California Supreme Court.