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.
Some major fire districts in the East Bay are looking beyond the elections Tuesday and thinking about a parcel tax in June.
Voters around Santa Clara County will be considering seven school-related measures – four bonds and three parcel taxes – in the Nov. 2 election.