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 Quan unveiled her worst-case scenario budget that would cut 368 jobs if concessions aren’t made.
It was revealed that sizeable across-the-board cuts in city departments were expected, as Oakland grapples with a projected $46 million deficit.
The proposed parcel tax increases range from $49 annually in Los Gatos to $193 in Los Altos.
There has been a setback in Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s efforts to put a parcel tax before voters this summer.
A closely watched property tax to help cash-strapped schools in the East Bay city of Alameda appeared headed for victory Wednesday.
Alameda residents are voting on a new local property tax that school officials say is needed to avert teacher layoffs and campus closures on the island city.
The Oakland City Council has voted to place a parcel tax measure on the June ballot that would raise $11 million a year for the next five years to help reduce the city’s $46 million budget shortfall.
The top brass at the Contra Costa Fire Protection District say a parcel tax may be the only thing preventing a dire financial situation from getting worse.
Up to eight fire stations in the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District could be closing if a parcel tax isn’t approved next year by voters.