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Parcel tax

A California polling place

Marin Voters Approve Most Measures, Hospital Bonds

Voters 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.


An East Contra Costa County Fire District station (CBS)

Contra Costa Fire Officials Prepare For Station Closures

As many as 8-10 stations could close over the next few years after Measure Q failed in the November election.


San Francisco City College (CBS)

San Francisco Voters Considering Parcel Tax To Save City College

Dozens 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.


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Cash-Strapped CoCo County Fire Departments Weigh Ballot Options, Station Closures

Skyrocketing pension costs and slumping property tax revenues could send Contra Costa County firefighters to the ballot box to help keep their stations open.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is interviewed in the KCBS studio (CBS)

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.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Audits Criticize Oakland’s Handling Of Emergency Service Taxes

Oakland 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.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is interviewed in the KCBS studio (CBS)

Oakland’s Mayor Wants Pension Issues Worked Out At Negotiating Table

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said she wants to get concessions on public employee pension changes at the bargaining table rather than at the ballot.


BART train, station

BART Proposes Parcel Tax To Pay For New Cars

Needing 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 Defeats

The 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.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is interviewed in the KCBS studio (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Unveils Worst Case Scenario Budget

Oakland Mayor Quan unveiled her worst-case scenario budget that would cut 368 jobs if concessions aren’t made.