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CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES <br />MEMORANDUM <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS <br />FROM: CAROLYNN PETRU, DEPUTY CITY MANAGE@ <br />DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 <br />SUBJECT: REQUEST FROM THE PALOS VERDES PENINSULA UNIFIED <br />SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SUPPORT MEASURE M, A LOCAL SCHOOL <br />PARCEL TAX MEASURE ON THE NOVEMBER 8, 2011 BALLOT <br />REVIEWED: C.l;\ROL YN LEHR, CITY MANAGER~ <br />Staff Coordinator: Matt Waters, Senior Administrative Analyst@ <br />RECOMMENDATION <br />1. Approve the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District's request for support of <br />Measure M. <br />2. Adopt Resolution No. 2011-, authorizing the City of Rancho Palos Verdes to endorse <br />and support Measure M, a parcel tax measure for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified <br />School District. <br />BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION: <br />The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education voted on July 28, <br />2011 to place Measure Mon the November 8, 2011 election ballot. Measure M, if passed <br />would replace and extend two existing school parcel tax measures. The Palos Verdes <br />Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD) is seeking the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' <br />support and official endorsement. <br />The ballot statement reads as follows: <br />Without increasing existing taxes and to protect the quality of education and promote <br />student achievement shall Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District · extend the <br />existing school parcel taxes to fund advanced programs in math, science and technology, <br />keep classroom technology up-to-date, attract and retain highly qualified teachers, and <br />maintain manageable class sizes, with an exemption for seniors, a cost of living adjustment <br />for inflation, with all money staying in our community to benefit local schools?