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Transportation tax measure still failing as Oakland Zoo measure loses

Original post made on Nov 7, 2012

A measure that would double Alameda County's transportation sales tax to a full 1 cent was still narrowly trailing in updated election results released shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I voted YES on measure I and am disappointed it failed. I do not understand why propositions only need a majority to pass but measures require 2/3.

That said, I understand why some people may have voted against measure I. Las Positas accepts students from counties other than Alameda, yet the tax would have been imposed only on Alameda county residents, and some people had issues with that.

Too bad it failed, it would have only been 23 dollars per year.

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Posted by Steven
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 8, 2012 at 6:45 am

Actually it would have been $28, not $23.

BUT, you know what they say: "$28 dollars here, $12 dollars there, pretty soon it adds up to real money"

Taxpayers are sick and tired of being nickeled and dimed to death!