SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Wahrenbrock                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

310.450.8338, ext. 229                                      17 JULY 2009

 

 

SMMUSD accepting APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE FEASIBILITY of emergency and temporary parcel tax

 

At its July 16, 2009, meeting, the SMMUSD Board of Education approved the establishment of a Citizens Committee to examine the feasibility of an emergency and temporary parcel tax to offset all or a portion of the budget deficit due to the State budget crisis.

 

The draft charges of the committee are as follows:

·         Report to the Board of Education with a recommendation regarding the feasibility of an emergency and temporary parcel tax.

·         Work with a polling firm to craft questions for community input.

·         Work with the Chief Financial Officer to delineate the steps necessary to place a parcel tax on a future ballot or special election and retain the necessary counsel for each step of the process.

·         This report should be made no later than the December 10, 2009, board meeting.

 

It is possible that this committee would also later examine the feasibility of a bond measure following recommendations regarding an emergency and temporary parcel tax.

 

The committee will meet regularly through December 10, 2009.  The schedule of meetings will be determined at the committee’s first meeting.  Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.

 

Members of the public who would like to serve on the committee need to complete an application, a link to which can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the district’s web site: http://www.smmusd.org.  Completed applications can be emailed to swahrenbrock@smmusd.org, faxed to 310.581.1138, or dropped off at the district office: 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica. 

 

Completed applications must be submitted to the Superintendent’s Office no later than August 11, 2009. 

 

A subcommittee of the Board of Education will review all completed applications and bring forward a list of recommended committee members for board approval at the August 19, 2009, board meeting.

 

 

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SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

1651 16TH Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

ph: 310.450.8338; fax: 310.581.1138

www.smmusd.org