Oakland Parcel Tax For Parks, Homeless Services Narrowly AheadAn Oakland measure that would raise $21 million annually for parks maintenance, homeless services and water quality improvements was slightly above the two-thirds majority it needs.
Parcel Tax To Fund New Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority Up For March VoteNext March, Marin County property owners will vote on a new parcel tax to fund wildfire prevention efforts, an issue that has been on the minds of residents in the rural county.
Marin Officials Voice Support For Parcel Tax Aimed At Wildfire PreventionGovernment and fire officials in Marin County will soon be asking residents to support a new county-wide parcel tax for wildfire prevention, and early polling shows it may be an easy sell.
Measure A Proponents Say Parcel Tax Could End Santa Clara County HomelessnessMany elected officials from all the South Bay have expressed their support for a parcel tax for affordable housing.
Bay Area Voters Consider Tax For Restoring MarshesVoters in all nine Bay Area counties will decide the fate of a parcel tax to restore tidal marshlands in the Bay.
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.