In choosing to put a proposed $110-million bond extension to voters on March 5, Burbank Unified will face the challenge of getting out the vote for what is otherwise a snoozer of an election.
The district — under too much of a time crunch to get the bond extension on the November ballot — was practically forced to the March 5 date, pairing the measure with the Los Angeles County Community College District election (read: yawn ). That’s because state law requires that tax measures have polling stations. Burbank’s all mail-in ballot municipal election system doesn’t require them.
But by pairing up with such a relatively obscure election, Burbank Unified will have to work extra hard to get the vote out and take advantage of a recent survey that pegged public support at 60%, comfortably above the 55% required. That is, if enough of those supporters vote.