While 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.
A hospital that serves tens of thousands of people every year in the East Bay will likely close.
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.
As many as 8-10 stations could close over the next few years after Measure Q failed in the November election.
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.
Skyrocketing pension costs and slumping property tax revenues could send Contra Costa County firefighters to the ballot box to help keep their stations open.
Measure I, the temporary fiscal emergency parcel tax, lost with 62 percent voting against it, according to preliminary results.
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.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said she wants to get concessions on public employee pension changes at the bargaining table rather than at the ballot.
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.