Supervisors approve half-cent sales tax measure for the November ballot

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will ask residents already struggling during a pandemic and economic downturn to give more to fund essential services after voting Tuesday to place a countywide half-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot. The ballot measure, introduced by Supervisor Wilma Chan, was unanimously supported by the board. A second … Continue reading Supervisors approve half-cent sales tax measure for the November ballot

San Leandro has ‘cushion,’ but huge drop in sales tax revenue is expected

San Leandro officials said a decrease in sales tax revenues due to the covid-19 pandemic could exceed $10 million, rivaling the 26 percent drop it suffered during the Great Recession more than a decade ago. "It's so early and we don't have perfect information about what the budget impacts will be, but I think I … Continue reading San Leandro has ‘cushion,’ but huge drop in sales tax revenue is expected

Alameda to use general fund to repair aging community swimming pool

Swimming pools are a hot-button in issue in Alameda again. Two competitive pools at Alameda High School that had previously received an exemption for maintenance, could now be closed by the end of this month. "The Alameda County Department of Environmental Health is requiring closure of the Swim Center pools by May 30, 2019, unless … Continue reading Alameda to use general fund to repair aging community swimming pool

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.