Alameda California Votes No To Sales Tax Increase
- Jun 7, 2012 | Susan McLain
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preparedness; replace an unsafe fire training facility, library, cultural and recreational facilities; replace outdated police/fire vehicles and equipment, and for other capital equipment and facilities….”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: