Breaking: $67 Parcel Tax Measure Passes

Redwood City passed Measure W to provide Redwood City School District with additional funds from a parcel tax.

Update June 5, 11:44 p.m.: Measure W has passed with 69 percent of the vote, more than the necessary two-thirds vote.


Measure W, a , has elicited passionate debate amongst its supporters and opponents. Today, Redwood City residents will learn the fate of the fourth parcel tax residents have tried to pass in the last nine years.

The is the only district that feeds into the that does not have a supplemental parcel tax. The Redwood City School District  received $4,972 pupil in 2011-2012 while the Woodside Elementary District received $18,894 in 2009-2010, the latest data available.

Patch will be updating the votes as they come in.


Vote County Percentage Yes


69.0% No 3,681 31.0%

On Saturday, the Redwood City Community for Better Schools, the committee supporting Measure W, organized hundreds of volunteers at for a last push to remind supporters to vote today.

However, many opponents to the measure more taxes cannot solve all the district’s problems and that they are concerned there won’t be enough transparency regarding how the money is spent.


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Georgia Jack June 07, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Mrb: I am right there with you. I worked for this measure as I did the previous two, even though my oldest, who was in 5th grade the first time, is now a graduating senior, and my youngest is now leaving the RCSD for high school. I am pleased to be able to support those who come after, including our other relatives. Our kids deserve this and more.
residentwithopinions June 07, 2012 at 04:07 AM
@Judi Mahoney, I want to know more about the issues at Henry Ford. How does a parent find out the "word on the street?" I live near Sequoia and see the kind of students who walk to school from school from the other side of Jefferson in their baggy black jeans and big white shirts size XXXL and it scares me a bit. I don't know any parents of older children in the RWC schools and I have a friend with a 2 year old who is in the Henry Ford district who is probably not aware of the bullying.
Terry Jacobs June 07, 2012 at 03:01 PM
I would suggest to Ms.Mahoney that she volunteer to serve on the citizens oversight committee on how Measure W revenue will be spent. Terry in RWC
Buck Shaw June 07, 2012 at 04:43 PM
“It won’t solve every problem but it will go a super long way to help out our kids,” said Redwood City School District board trustee Shelly Masur. Is she all ready asking for More ??
Eric Hagnere June 14, 2012 at 05:40 PM
You canons fill a bucket with A hole in it, law of physiscs


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