PALMDALE – Two bond measures that would impose new taxes on property owners to help build more schools were failing Tuesday to draw the 55 percent voter approval they need to pass, according to early returns. The $177.5 million Measure E was proposed to help the Antelope Valley Union High School District pay for high schools in southeast Palmdale and in either southwest Palmdale or west Lancaster, and to complete construction of Eastside High and expand Quartz Hill High. Westside Union School District’s $67.5 million Measure K was proposed to help build three elementary schools and a middle school. If passed, Measure E would raise property taxes about $30 per $100,000 assessed valuation, which is slightly more than what property owners already pay on a high school bond measure passed by voters in 2002. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2If passed, Measure K would raise property taxes about $27 per $100,000 assessed valuation. Westside property owners already pay about $18 per $100,000 assessed valuation on a tax approved in 1989 that nine years later was extended until 2026. [email protected] (661) 267-5742 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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