Thank you to our Pasadena community for showing your overwhelming support for our Pasadena Unified School District students and schools by passing Measures I and J! We are grateful for your renewed investment in our community’s children and your vote of confidence in our public schools.
The Pasadena Educational Foundation endorsed Pasadena Measures I and J on the November 6, 2018 ballot because we believe strong schools build strong communities and strong communities build strong schools. City of Pasadena Measures I and J combined will help to continue to strengthen both our community and our schools by providing a consistent source of funding that is 100% for local use.
Supporting our Pasadena Unified School District schools benefits everyone in our community. Our public schools are essential for a strong economy, a vibrant democracy, and they help protect property values. Because of these and many other benefits, the City of Pasadena’s General Plan makes support for the public schools one of its guiding principles.
What are Measures I and J?
Measure I raises the sales tax rate in Pasadena by $.0075 (three-quarters of a cent), or 75-cents for every $100 of sales. All proceeds will be spent in Pasadena to maintain vital city services, reinvest in critical city infrastructure and, if voters agree, to protect and strengthen our public schools.
Measure J is a companion advisory measure which only applies if Measure I passes. It does NOT raise taxes. Instead, it advises the Pasadena City Council to use one-third of all revenues from Measure I to protect and strengthen our public schools.