May 8 Override Election

When Brookline heads to the polls on Tuesday, May 8, we’ll have a chance to vote on two tax measures that will impact the future funding of Brookline Public Schools:

  • Question 1, the “Operating Override,” will generate about $5.9 million for ongoing Brookline Public Schools expenses and $700,000 for other town departments by raising property taxes on homes by 3.1% over three years.
  • Question 2, the “Debt Exclusion Override,” will help fund the expansion and renovation of Brookline High School and surrounding facilities, including the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatic Center, the Unified Arts Building, the 66 Tappan Street Gym, and Cypress Field, via a temporary tax increase. Over four years, this will add up to a 5.6% increase, with the exact figure depending on the cost of borrowing.

Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. So, set a reminder, tell a friend, and let’s make Lawrence voices heard!

More election resources

Where do I vote?

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema//bal/myelectioninfo.aspx

Town election information

http://brooklinema.gov/138/Election-Information

The League of Women Voters 2018 Voters Guide http://www.lwvbrookline.org/Voters_Guide.html

Override budget breakdown and tax impact grid

http://www.brooklinema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13892/3-Year-Funding-Plan_May-2018-Override-Final-14Mar2018

What are overrides and exclusions?

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/09/09/overridesandexclusions.pdf

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