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School District Faces Another Lawsuit Over Parcel Tax

The Alameda Unified School District is facing another lawsuit over a parcel tax. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District announced today that it is facing a lawsuit over Measure B1, last November’s latest parcel tax, filed by the same plaintiffs that successfully sued the district over Measure H, approved by voters in 2008.

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School District Claims Victory While ARC Licks Wounds

Voters approved a school parcel tax extension on Tuesday. (File Photo)

School district officials claimed victory in a press release yesterday after unofficial election results showed it’s parcel tax extension, Measure B1, was approved by 73.9 percent of Alameda voters.

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Deadline for Measure H Commercial Refunds Approaching

Commercial property owners who want a refund on Measure H parcel tax payments to the Alameda Unified School District need to move quickly.

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Bonta Bill Back from the Beyond

18th Assembly District Representative Rob Bonta

Assemblymember Rob Bonta resurrected bill AB 59 by amending it and reintroducing it today. The bill, originally introduced to stave-off a mass refund of Measure H (2008) parcel tax revenues collected by the Alameda Unified School District, went nowhere in the first round.

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Bonta Bill Dies, is Dead

A Rob Bonta bill intended to help the school district has been adjourned sine die. (File Photo)

A bill introduced early this year by California 18th Assembly District freshman representative Rob Bonta, AB59, intended to somehow save the Alameda Unified School District from having to refund millions of dollars in illegally collected parcel taxes, and […]

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California Supreme Court Denies School District Petition to Hear Measure H Lawsuit

Updated to include statement from AUSD Superintendent Kirsten Vital…

The California Supreme Court has denied the Alameda Unified School District’s appeal of an unfavorable decision in the appellate court, over the Borikas Measure H lawsuit, opening the door to millions of dollars of refunds from the district to commercial property owners.

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School District Petitions California Supreme Court to Review Measure H Loss

On April 15th, the Alameda Unified School District asked the California Supreme Court to review an adverse ruling in the Measure H lawsuit. (Action Alameda News)

In April, the Alameda Unified School District filed a petition for the California Supreme Court to review an appellate court ruling that would have the district refund millions of […]

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Bonta Bill on Parcel Taxes Languishes

A bill introduced by Rob Bonta, representative for California Assembly District 18, is languishing in committee in the capitol. Bill AB59 was intended to save the Alameda Unified School District from having to refund millions of dollars to Alameda commercial property owners, after its 2008 parcel tax, Measure H, was ruled partially illegal.

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School Parcel Tax Exemption Deadline Approaching

The deadline to apply for an exemption to the school district Measure A parcel tax is June 28, 2013. (Action Alameda News)

The Alameda Unified School District notified the media today that the deadline for senior citizens and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients to apply for an exemption from the current school parcel tax is […]

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Bonta Bill Unlikely to Succeed, Alameda Probably Stuck With Parcel Tax Ruling

The Alameda Unified School District is considering its next steps after an appeals court affirmed a ruling on the Measure H parcel tax lawsuit. (Action Alameda News)

Alameda is likely stuck with the Measure H parcel tax lawsuit ruling, putting the school district at risk of millions of dollars in tax refunds collected unlawfully, say […]

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