Oakland Tribune editorial: Emeryville Measure K parcel tax extension for 23 years is ridiculous
Emeryville voters should reject Measure K, the extension of a school parcel tax until 2037. That's ridiculously long.
The tax, 15 cents per square foot, works out to $300 annually for a 2,000-square-foot building. It applies to residential and commercial properties. The revenues help make the Emery district one of the state's best-funded.
The current tax expires in 2017. The district should wait until 2016, see how much money it needs then and, if necessary, go back to voters seeking an extension for a reasonable period of time.