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Contra Costa County Supervisors move ahead with new half-cent sales tax measure

Original post made on Jul 30, 2020

A new half-cent sales tax to raise an estimated $81 million a year, mostly for social services, moved closer to the November election ballot Tuesday, but delays in passing a certain state Senate bill could still derail it.

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Posted by ferd
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 30, 2020 at 7:18 am

So Super ONLY approve a 1/2 debt tax increase!!!

Which in reality is a 1 cent increase!!!!

Since no one can pay or receive half a cent money transaction!!!!

How dumb do they think the public is????

6 people like this
Posted by Long Term Resident
a resident of Danville
on Jul 30, 2020 at 10:13 am

Nice of the supervisors to vote this through. None of them have jobs or salary at risk. If anything, the virus, related shutdowns, and shelter in place have all made their jobs easier. Nice not to have to worry about shrinking business, a loss of job, or income reduction.

The increased tax is a joke. Once there, it will be permanent just like the “temporary” BART tax we voted in in the late 1960’s.

Time to vote the supervisors out of office!!

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Posted by Al
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 31, 2020 at 9:38 am

If it has the words TAX or FEE just say no. Fiscal accountability credibility is ZERO.

5 people like this
Posted by Kjgamble
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 31, 2020 at 10:08 am

Complete bs. Our leaders throw us to the wolves again!! Balance your damn budget and cover your own projects and expenses. We pay more than we should already. Ridiculous. Why do we elect these people?

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