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Parcel Taxes

Annual Reports

Special Tax Annual Report and Recommendations

Measure G and H Parcel Taxes

Supporting Academic Excellence in Local Schools

Since the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978, the community has conducted a series of successful annual fundraising campaigns to save school programs threatened by cutbacks in state funds.  Recognizing that the community could not sustain annual fundraising campaigns forever, the community identified the school parcel tax authorization as a means for Piedmont to maintain a measure of local control to preserve excellence in Piedmont's public schools.  In 1985, the first parcel tax was passed.  To date, Piedmont residents have approved Parcel Taxes eight times to preserve and maintain important educational programs and services in the schools.

Measure G School Support Tax will be used to:

  • Continue to attract, train, and retain high-quality teachers and educational support staff
  • Protect instructional programs and services, including art and music, world language, advanced placement, school libraries, classroom technology, and student counseling.
  • Maintain small class sizes.

Measures H will be used to:

  • Provide additional local revenue to maintain Piedmont’s excellent quality of public education by attracting and retaining high-quality teachers and educational support staff.

Measure G Resolution

Measure H Resolution

Fiscal Accountability Provisions of  Measures G and H

  • All funds raised by the measure would continue to be controlled locally
  • All funds would go to our local schools and could not be taken away by the state
  • The measure would require independent citizen oversight to continue to ensure the funds are spent as promised

Exemption for Qualifying Senior Homeowners and SSI Recipient Homeowners

  • Under provisions of the Parcel Tax Measure, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, regardless of age, who own and occupy the property may apply for an exemption from paying the annual parcel assessment. More detailed instructions and qualifications are available on the Measure G Parcel Tax Senior and SSI Exemption Forms listed below: 

SSI Recipient Exemption Form 

Supplemental Security Income Website