There are three bond measures on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot that will add to Pleasanton property taxes.
* $270 million for the Pleasanton school district, that, if approved by 55% of voters, will require a tax of $49 per $100,000 of assessed valuation for Pleasanton property owners. Check your last assessment figure from the county tax collector's office to determine how much you'll be paying over the 30-year life of the bond.
* $3.5 billion for BART, which would require a two-thirds majority of voters to pass, promises trains will look better, run more frequently and be on time. BART estimates that the average yearly tax rate over the life of the bond program will be between $8.98 per $100,000 of assessed valuation to $17.49 depending on prevailing interest rates when the bonds are sold.
Under BART's current plans, property owners in three counties voting in the bond would pay higher taxes for a projected 48 years if Measure RR passes. The average annual increase for an average home for its share of the bond payments would be roughly $80 in Contra Costa, $83 in Alameda County and $110 in San Francisco.
* $580 million for an Alameda County Affordable Housing Bond, which would create and protect affordable housing options for people who need it most in Alameda County -- the homeless, seniors, veterans, the disabled and many in the workforce, which county representatives identify as teachers, electricians, plumbers, EMT workers and others who simply cannot find affordable housing close to where they work in Alameda County.
The bond also aims to help people buy homes. The measure would raise up to $580 million for affordable housing across Alameda County. All funds from the proposed bond must stay local and be dedicated to affordable housing needs in Alameda County only. The funds would be allocated to a combination of rental housing and homeowner programs. The cost to property owners is projected to be $12-$14 per $100,000 of assessed value.