Burbank voters in coming months will be asked to approve two ballot initiatives during two different elections to generate funds for two different entities — the school district and the city.
The catch? They’re both called Measure S.
The dual naming — an accident, officials said — could cause confusion among voters who participate in two elections that have historically low turnouts.
On March 5, the city of Los Angeles primary, voters will be asked to weigh in on Burbank Unified School District’s Measure S, a $110-million bond to improve schools.
Just a month later on the April 9, Burbank’s general election, voters will be asked to approve the city’s Measure S — a special tax on trash and sewer bills to subsidize the fees for low-income seniors and disabled people.
City and school officials said they finalized the plans independently around roughly the same time last fall, but by the time they realized the snafu, it was too late.