Concord Tax Measure Mailers Prompt Complaint With Fair Political Practices CommissionA complaint has been filed with the state Fair Political Practices Commission asserting the City of Concord may have spent public money on mailers that were political in nature.
Measure RR: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara Voters To Decide On Caltrain FundingWith Caltrain ridership plummeting during the coronavirus pandemic, a sales tax measure on the November ballot could provide a lifeline.
SFMTA Board Latest To Approve Caltrain Ballot Measure Before Friday DeadlineThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors unanimously approved putting an eighth-cent sales tax on the November ballot to fund Caltrain during a special meeting Wednesday morning.
Santa Clara County Supes Approve Putting Caltrain Sales Tax On BallotThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve putting an eighth-cent sales tax on the November ballot to fund Caltrain, the latest development in a contentious regional debate over the future of the transit agency.
Sonoma Co Supes Approve Sales Tax Measure for Funding Mental Health ServicesThe Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to place a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot, with revenues going toward county behavioral health and homeless services.
Concord City Council Approves Sales Tax Extension, Increase For November BallotConcord voters will be presented in November with a ballot measure on whether to approve extending and increasing a sales tax city leaders expect will raise about $27 million a year for myriad municipal needs.
7 Elected Bay Area Officials Call for Voters to Decide Future of Caltrain FundingA joint statement issued by seven elected officials on Sunday calls for letting voters decide on funding for the Caltrain service which has seen ridership drop steeply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Caltrain Teetering On Financial Collapse As SF Supervisors Table Tax ProposalTransit agencies around the Bay Area have struggled during the pandemic. BART and Muni are both facing budget disasters as riders stay home. But now Caltrain may have jumped to the top of the endangered list, in part because of something very few people saw coming.
Contra Costa Voters May Consider Tax To Fund Emergency Services, Social ServicesThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will proceed with pursuing a half-cent, 20-year sales tax measure for November's general election ballot.
San Jose Facing A $45 Million Budget Shortfall Due To COVID-19 PandemicThe city of San Jose is facing a $45 million budget deficit, much of it rapidly brought on by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
North Bay Voters Put Brakes On Sales Tax Extension To Fund SMART Train ServiceOn Tuesday night, a measure to extend the quarter-cent sales tax funding the SMART commuter train only got about 50 percent of the vote. Measure I needed two-thirds of the vote to pass, so it was defeated.
Minimum Wage Hikes, New Laws Taking Effect In Several Bay Area CitiesThe first day of July ushered in numerous new laws and statutes take effect in several Bay Area cities, including higher minimum wages and higher sales tax rates.
California Begins Collecting Sales Tax On Online PurchasesA new California law kicked in Tuesday compelling online retailers add state sales tax to products being shipped to California.
Sales Taxes Rising In Several Bay Area CommunitiesHigher sales tax rates went into effect in more than 50 communities across California on Monday, including in a dozen Bay Area jurisdictions.
Sales Tax Rates Rise Monday; Out-of-State Online Sellers IncludedA total of 51 cities across California are adding to their local sales taxes at the beginning of April, that's on top of the standard statewide rate of 7.25 percent.