Alameda County registrar certifies November election results

Nearly a month after the November election, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters officially certified its results on Tuesday afternoon. Fueled by a contentious presidential election, voter turnout in Alameda County topped 81 percent. The largely vote-by-mail election necessitated by the pandemic led to 75 percent of all registered voters in the county to vote … Continue reading Alameda County registrar certifies November election results

A number of Alameda County measures near approval, but few uncounted ballots remain

Six ballot measures in Alameda County, primarily involving school parcel taxes and school bonds, are at or near the cusp of thresholds needed for passage. But with only provisional ballots remaining to be counted, as of Tuesday afternoon, time is running out. Two sit just over one-tenth of a percent over the two-thirds majority threshold. … Continue reading A number of Alameda County measures near approval, but few uncounted ballots remain

Bill lowering threshold to pass local tax measures fails; Bauer-Kahan avoids vote

A proposed California constitutional amendment to lower the threshold for local tax and bond measures from 67 percent to 55 percent failed to gain its own two-third majority for passage Monday in the state Assembly. The amendment, which would require the approval of voters, needed 54 votes for passage. It managed just 44. Fifteen members … Continue reading Bill lowering threshold to pass local tax measures fails; Bauer-Kahan avoids vote

San Leandro mayoral candidate proposes annexing San Lorenzo

"One of my ideas as mayor, we should Annex San Lorenzo!" Dan Dillman announced on Facebook last week.

Hayward ballot measure hopes to boost lowest transfer tax in Alameda County

The proposed Real Property Transfer Tax would add roughly $2,000 to the price of $500,000 property, the city said.