A lot rides on the Measure C ballots that are now being counted and processed with the March 6th deadline looming. The ballots were mailed out to Davis residents in early February with a two-thirds majority required for approval. Measure C is a planned five-year parcel tax that would save teacher jobs and critical school programs from possibly being lost. The tax would be levied annually at $320 per single-family home and $150 per apartment unit. Only 3o% of the ballots had been returned by the last couple of days of February. There were 42,854 ballots sent out by the Election Office to Davis voters.
Any voters that have procrastinated to this point are advised to deliver their ballots at the designated drop off boxes at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis or 625 Court Street in Woodland. The envelopes with each ballot is carefully screened through signature verification. The Elections Office discreetly examine every ballot for any marks on the bar-code, tears in the paper or spills on the ballot. They are then put in a sealed bag and securely stored until 8 pm on March 6th, when the votes are tallied and electronically counted.
The California school system is consistently ranked near the bottom nationally and funds are not available to fix the problem. Our schools are one of the enduring qualities that make Davis one of the best towns to live in Northern California. The loss of 87 teaching jobs and a number classroom courses are scheduled to be axed if this parcel tax fails. It’s a proven fact that communities with top-notch schools have less crime and the demand to live in those areas keep property values competitive. Everyone in Davis benefits either directly or indirectly from our superior school system. Regardless of the way you vote, I encourage you to vote. Let your voice be heard. Please visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home, scan my informative blogs, join my professional networks on LinkedIn and Twitter and to view local area homes for sale in Davis, California and the surrounding communities.