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Feasibility of countywide sales tax measure being studied

Original post made on Jun 21, 2020

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved spending $10,000 on polling to help determine whether voters would approve a half-cent general countywide sales tax measure if it is on the November election ballot.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 19, 2020, 4:24 PM

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Posted by Gale Ranch Watchdog
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 21, 2020 at 2:46 am

Senator Steve Glazer has betrayed his own "Governing Principles" that he touted in the 2016 official voter booklet. He promised voters to "hold the line on taxes" but his SB 1349 mentioned in this article is easily the biggest tax increase legislation in Contra Costa County history! I looked up the legislature's committee report on Glazer's SB 1349. Web Link# It says Glazer's legislation could result in a sales tax rate of 12.25% in part of Contra Costa County and above 11% throughout the county. Thanks to Glazer, Contra Costa could pay the highest sales tax rates in California! Glazer used fiscal conservatives to get himself elected and now he is callously discarding us. Glazer betrays his own "governing principles." Glazer has lost my trust. Anyone want to start a Recall movement against Glazer?

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Posted by J.J.
a resident of Danville
on Jun 22, 2020 at 8:09 am

Have no shame?
So many people are hurting during this pandemic, and you want to raise our taxes? Disgusted that the only solutions for our elected official is to milk us for more money.
The answer is a flat out NO!
Learn to live within your means, thats what you expect us to do.

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Posted by No Way
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 22, 2020 at 11:29 am

I agree with WatchDog and J.J. NO increase in the Sales Tax rate! We do not need to join those counties that have a higher rate than CC.

BTW: I read that our SRVSD is going to pay new Superintendent over one Million $'s for a 3 year contract! WOW!

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Posted by Ticked Off
a resident of Danville
on Jun 23, 2020 at 12:15 am

No way on any type of tax increase. Existing tax rates are too high and there is no accountability on how my tax dollars are being used.

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Posted by Median Joe
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 23, 2020 at 7:08 am

A half cent here, a half cent there, pretty soon you're talking about a penny.

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Posted by Kjgamble
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 1, 2020 at 6:18 am

Hella dumb. Spending money to find out if we want more taxes? Good lord. I can save you the money.... NO MORE TAXES!! People are exiting this state so fast. Keep it up and pretty soon nobody will be here to pay.

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Posted by Jimbo
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 1, 2020 at 6:38 am

The state has been run by democrats for the past 50 years and they've run it into the ground.

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Posted by Concerned Taxpayer
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 3, 2020 at 1:35 pm

Same old play book that these county supervisors use every time to try to justify a sales tax increase.
They won't tell you that the increase is actually going to pay for the unfunded pension debt payments.
Time to reform the pensions is what is needed.
Vote NO on any tax increase. Taxed enough already.

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Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on Jul 4, 2020 at 8:50 am

Our County Board of Supervisors is so ignorant and uninformed that they feel the need to spend $10,000 of OUR tax money to hire outside people to determine if we want a tax increase! Time for all of them to be replaced by people who have enough common sense to know that when the economy is suffering due to the pandemic that is the worst time to raise taxes. This is like BART executives realizing their ridership is down so they decide to raise prices. Imagine you run a mom and pop restaurant and your sales are down-would you decide to raise prices to get more customers in the door? Of course not! This is why most idiots go into politics: they can not make it in the private sector, so they need a job where there is no competition, no free market, and their incompetency does not drive them out of business, in fact they vote themselves a pay raise!

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Posted by Joel Libove
a resident of another community
on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:05 pm

NO sales tax is justified at this time. With the COVID-19 crisis deepening, and the likelihood of upcoming economic devastation for many small businesses and individuals, this is not the time for sales taxes to be raised. The greatly reduced amount of spending money many businesses and unemployed individuals now have should be allowed stay in the private sector. We already pay some of the highest taxes in the state, and in the country, and the proposed sales tax is especially inappropriate at this time

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