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San Francisco Voters Approve Tax To Help City College

The $79-a-year parcel tax will last for eight years and is expected to generate $17 million.

By Lisa Fernandez and Jean Elle
|  Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012  |  Updated 9:16 PM PDT
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San Francisco property owners voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to tax themselves to help keep the doors at City College open.

Measure A passed with 72 percent of the vote.

The  $79-a-year parcel tax will last for eight years and is expected to generate $17 million. The money will be used to make up for state funding cuts on City College's nine campuses that serve 100,000 students.

Supporters had argued that without the new influx of funds, the school would have had to turn thousands of students away from the education they need.

The critics had been vocal, but ultimately, unsuccessful. The Libertarian party of San Francisco opposed the parcel tax, saying City College is in a fiscal crisis because of fiscal mismanagement not budget cuts. Some of those problems, the critics pointed out, included the college spending 92 percent of its budget on salaries and benefits and not collecting student fees. They believed City College should get its fiscal house in order instead of asking voters for a bail out. 

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