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Alameda California Votes No To Sales Tax Increase


The City of Alameda, California had over 11,000 residents turn out to vote for or against Measure C, a proposed sales tax increase.

Measure C was intended to fund crime patrols, fire protection and 911 emergency response as well as “…improve earthquake preparedness; replace an unsafe fire training facility, library, cultural and recreational facilities; replace outdated police/fire vehicles and equipment, and for other capital equipment and facilities….”

The Measure required a 2/3 majority vote to pass but ended up with voters split fairly even: 5,748 Against (49.71%) and 5,816 For (50.29%).

Though the sales tax increase did not pass, several parcel tax increases did:

See also: Alameda California Votes On Half Cent Sales Tax In June

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”