Voters To Decide On Tax To Restore Bay, Flood PreventionA Bay Area-wide measure on the June ballot that would impose a parcel tax over the next 20 years to raise funds for shoreline improvement projects is drawing broad support.
KPIX 5 Poll: Oakland Residents Say Not Enough Officers But Oppose Higher Parcel Taxes For PoliceWhile more than three quarters of Oakland residents said there is not enough police, they are also wary about raising parcel taxes to pay for more officers, according to a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.
San Pablo Hospital That Serves Thousands Likely To Close After Parcel Tax FailsA hospital that serves tens of thousands of people every year in the East Bay will likely close.
Marin Voters Approve Most Measures, Hospital BondsVoters in Marin County approved nine of 10 measures on the November ballot, including four sales tax measures and a $394 million bond issue for new construction and improvements to Marin General Hospital, according to unofficial final results.
Contra Costa Fire Officials Prepare For Station ClosuresAs many as 8-10 stations could close over the next few years after Measure Q failed in the November election.
San Francisco Voters Considering Parcel Tax To Save City CollegeDozens of San Francisco City College supporters gathered on the steps of City Hall Tuesday to urge passage of a parcel tax to ward off class closures.
Cash-Strapped CoCo County Fire Departments Weigh Ballot Options, Station ClosuresSkyrocketing pension costs and slumping property tax revenues could send Contra Costa County firefighters to the ballot box to help keep their stations open.
Oakland Voters Reject Parcel Tax, Quan Says Finances 'Fragile'Measure I, the temporary fiscal emergency parcel tax, lost with 62 percent voting against it, according to preliminary results.
Audits Criticize Oakland’s Handling Of Emergency Service TaxesOakland has been improperly increasing parcel taxes for two emergency service programs for the past 10 years even though they have large unspent balances, City Auditor Courtney Ruby said.
Oakland's Mayor Wants Pension Issues Worked Out At Negotiating TableOakland Mayor Jean Quan said she wants to get concessions on public employee pension changes at the bargaining table rather than at the ballot.
BART Proposes Parcel Tax To Pay For New CarsNeeding a new fleet of cars for the expected increase in ridership over the next 20 years, BART is proposing a parcel tax to help foot some of the bill.
East Bay School Districts Brace For More Cuts After Parcel Tax DefeatsThe defeat of several parcel tax measures has forced educators in Pleasanton, Rodeo and Union City to weigh how many more programs can be reduced or eliminated, and just how big class sizes will become.