With mail-in ballots and all 425 of the precincts reported, a property tax for the Peralta Community College District was approved, with 72 percent of voters in favor of the levy.

Measure B, which required two-thirds approval, would help restore classes lost to state budget cuts by proposing a $48-per-year tax on property in Alameda County.

The tax would last eight years and bring about $8 million annually to the four-college Peralta district serving Oakland, Alameda, Piedmont, Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville.

District leaders say the money would pay for nearly 1,900 classes per year. The colleges have cut back enrollment dramatically since state budget cuts started two years ago, losing nearly $30 million since 2010.

Read Katy Murphy's Oakland schools blog at www.IBAbuzz.com/education. Follow her at Twitter.com/katymurphy.



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