Vote Yes on A and B on Nov. 6th

Benefitting Santa Barbara, Goleta and Montecito.

Preserve and Protect Critical School Programs


Measures A and B were placed on the November ballot to preserve and protect important elementary, junior and senior high school programs that are critical to our students’ success.

Four years ago local voters generously approved Measure H and I, which provided a four-year stream of local funding, generating $7.6 million for math, science, technology, foreign language, arts, music, and theatre programs in our junior and senior high schools.

Measures A and B will continue supporting these same types of programs and career skills courses when Measures H and I end next year.

After more than $20 million in budget cuts since 2008─and several million more in budget reductions looming ahead this year─local parcel tax support of our schools is needed now more than ever. The inability of the state to provide adequate levels of school funding leaves it to local residents to determine the quality of education we want for our local students.

Study the full text of Measure A and Measure B (PDF format). Also, we hope you take a look at our full endorsement list of community leaders who endorse Measures A and B.

Endorse Measures A and B


Local Control and High Accountability


Through an annual assessment of $45 on each residential and commercial parcel for four additional years, Measure A2012 will generate needed revenue, amounting to an estimated annual $1.9 million, to carry these programs forward. Passage of Measure A2012 requires approval of 2/3 of the voters.

Measure A2012 contains important protections modeled after successful Measure H2008, including:

  • Senior citizens will be able to opt out of the assessment each year.
  • A stable, consistent source of funding to support defined programs serving more than 9,500 students from Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Goleta.
  • Local control over funding that cannot be taken away by the state.
  • Accountability to voters through annual independent audit report monitoring by an independent citizens’ oversight committee.
  • Funding not to be be used for administrator salaries or benefits.


Measure A2012 represents an investment by local residents in the future of our youth by ensuring the continuation of high-quality educational programs that mark students for success.

With State Budget Reductions, Your Support is Needed Now More Than Ever


Measure B2012 was placed on the November ballot to preserve and protect important elementary school programs that are critical to our students’ success.

Four years ago local voters generously approved Measure I2008, which provided a four-year stream of local funding, generating $2.4 million for music, math, science, and technology programs in our elementary schools. Measure B2012 will continue supporting these same types of programs and career skills courses when Measure I2008 ends next year.

After more than $20 million in budget cuts since 2008─and several million more in budget reductions looming ahead this year─local parcel tax support of our schools is needed now more than ever. The inability of the state to provide adequate levels of school funding leaves it to local residents to determine the quality of education we want for our local students.

Through an annual assessment of $48 on each residential and commercial parcel for four additional years, Measure B2012 will generate needed revenue, amounting to an estimated annual $1 million, to carry these programs forward. Passage of Measure B2012 requires approval of 2/3 of the voters.

Endorse Measures A and B


Community Support for Measures A and B


ORGANIZATIONS
Adams Elementary School PTA
Campus Democrats UCSB
Cleveland School PTA
Cold Springs School District
Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County
Dos Pueblos High School PTSA
Goleta Unified School District
Goleta Valley Junior High PTA
Hope School District
Just Communities
Latino Democrats of Santa Barbara County
League of Women Voters
MAD Academy Santa Barbara High School
Monroe Elementary School PTA
Montecito Union School District
Partners in Education
Roosevelt Elementary Education Foundation
Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees
Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee
Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff's Association
Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association
Santa Barbara Education Foundation
Santa Barbara Retired Teachers Association
Santa Barbara Teachers Association
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Santa Barbara Independent
TRADART FOUNDATION, Career Technical Education
United Parents/Padres Unidos
Washington Elementary School PTO

ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent David Cash
Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools William J. Cirone
Congresswoman Lois Capps
State Assemblyman Das Williams
Goleta City Councilmember Roger Aceves
Goleta City Councilmember Michael Bennett
Former Goleta Union School Board Member Jean Blois
Former Mayor and SBCC Trustee Marty Blum
Former Santa Barbara City Councilmember Phil Bugay
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal
Goleta City Councilmember Margaret Connell
Santa Barbara School Board Member Annette Cordero
Santa Barbara School Board President Susan Deacon
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley
Goleta City Councilmember Ed Easton
President, California Center for Public Policy Lanny Ebenstein
Santa Barbara School Board Candidate Gayle A. Eidelson
Goleta Union School Board President Susan Epstein
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Doreen Farr
Santa Barbara County Board of Education President Dr. Richard Fulton
Montecito Union School Board Member Deborah Fuss
President, Santa Barbara City College Lori Gaskin
President, Santa Barbara Education Foundation Salvador Guerena
Goleta Water Board Vice-President Lauren Hanson
Santa Barbara City College Trustee Peter Haslund
Santa Barbara School Board Member Ed Heron
Santa Barbara City Councilmember Grant House
Candidate, 19th State Senate District and Former Assemblymember Hannah-Beth Jackson
Goleta Union School Board Member Pam Kinsley
Montecito Union School Board Member Mary Kirkhart
Santa Barbara Area Council of PTAs Immediate Past President Kristen Kovacs
Santa Barbara School Board Member Monique Limon
Montecito Union School Board Member Gwyn Lurie
Santa Barbara City College President Emeritus Peter MacDougall
Montecito Union School Board President Brett Mathews
Goleta Union School Board Member Richard Meyer
Montecito Union School Board Member Mary Morouse
Santa Barbara City Councilmember Cathy Murrillo
Goleta Union School Board Member Dean Nevins
Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell
Santa Barbara School Board Member Kate Parker
Santa Barbara School Board Candidate Pedro Paz
THRIVE Executive Director Anita Perez
Superintendent, Cold Springs Elementary School District Tricia Price
President, Cleveland School PTA Teresa Reynoso
Former Santa Barbara School Board Member Lynn Rodriguez
Partners in Education Executive Director Ben Romo
Santa Barbara City College President Emeritus John Romo
Goleta Water Board President Bill Rosen
Founding Director, Safe Launch Janet Rowse
Santa Barbara City Councilmember Randy Rowse
Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider
Former Santa Barbara County Supervisor Mike Stoker
President, Santa Barbara High School PTSA Maya Upton
President, Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Luis Villegas
Executive Director, Santa Barbara Education Foundation Margie Yahyavi
Santa Barbara Teachers Association President Layne Wheeler
Santa Barbara City Councilmember Harwood A. White
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Janet Wolf

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
Kathy Abney, La Cuesta Continuation High School
Amy Alzina, Adams Elementary School
Demian Barnett, Peabody Charter School
John Becchio, Santa Barbara High School
Ed Behrens, San Marcos High School
Tia Blickley, McKinley Elementary School
Jo Ann Caines, La Cumbre Junior High School
Shawn Carey, Dos Pueblos High School
Celeste Darga, Monroe Elementary School
Lito M. Garcia, Santa Barbara Junior High School
Juanita Hernandez, Adelante Charter School
Anne Hubbard, Washington Elementary School
Casie Killgore, Franklin Elementary School
Nuh Kimbwala, Harding University Partnership School
Karen MacDonald, Open Alternative School
Veronica Rogers, Goleta Valley Junior High School
Donna M. Ronzone, PhD, Roosevelt
Alicia Saballa-Santana, Santa Barbara Community Academy
Frann Wageneck, La Cuesta/Alta Vista
Dr. Cynthia White, Cleveland Elementary School

COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS
Sondra Aggeler
Patty Aguilar
Emily Allen
Fred and Roxana Anson
Jeff Avila
Bruce Babcock, Emmy Award-winning composer
Lori Baur
Hillary Blackerby
Kathy Bohley
E. J. Borah
Esther Borah
Mario Borunda
Steve Bowman
Kelly Byers
Joseph Campanelli, Director, SB Contractors Ass. Education Fdn.
Todd Capps
Jamie Chamberlin, LA Opera
Carolyn Chandler
Charles Christian
Jennifer Cooper
Sallie Watling Coughlin
James Davis
Jill Dexter
Tom Doty
Jyll Doubleday
Marcia & Derrik Eichelberger
Darcel Elliott
Dick & Mickey Flacks
Ruth Franklin
Tish Gainey
Mary Garton
Kathy Goeden
Marge Gordon
Alicia Gosman
Randy Guss, Toad the Wet Sprocket
Lois Hamilton
Connie Hannah
Nancy Harter
Mary Jo Hartle, President, Santa Barbara Music Club
Carrie Hawn
Sarah Hearon
Dawn Heimendinger
Nels & Alexis Henderson
Susanne Herlinger
David Holmes
Sharon Hoshida
Michelle Hughes
Mark & Sunny Ingalls
Jarred Johnson
Desmond & Monica Jones
Alison Jordan
Ann Kale
Kristi King
Robin Knauss
Bob Kupiec
Katie Laris, SBCC Instructor & Director
Laura Little
Virginia Mariposa
Aurora Marquez
Mary E. Maxwell EdD.
Sasha McGibben
Betsy Meagher
Michael Merenda
Gay Milligin
Lynn Nichols
Todd Nichols, Toad the Wet Sprocket
Robert Noel
Nicolas Pascal
Whitney Paz
Dr. Linda Phillips
Glen Phillips, Toad the Wet Sprocket
Dennis & Leslie Power
Craig Price
David Pritchett
Daniel Ramirez
Sarah Randall
Rechelle Ringer
Norbert Reich
Brian Robinson
Mary Rogers
Mary Rose
Bette Saks
Arjun Sarkar
Frank Schipper
Brian Schoffield
Susan Shank
Kathy Southard
Frank Stevens
Kay Stevens
Joan Stuster
Sissy Taran
Shannon Thompson
Olivia Uribe
Sage Wallower
Brigitte Welty
Alexa White
Harvey Wolf
Catherine Woodford
Abdul Yahyavi
Damian “Damizza” Young, President Baby Ree Records
Hilda Zacarias

Endorse Measures A and B

Committee for Measures A and B | FPPC #1350375 | Email
Santa Barbara Education Foundation, 1330 State Street, #203, Santa Barbara, CA 93101