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Alameda County supervisors send new sales tax proposal to November ballot

Original post made on Aug 3, 2020

Alameda County residents will decide in November whether they want to pay an additional half-cent on top of the current 9.25% sales tax in the county.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 2, 2020, 8:08 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 3, 2020 at 8:29 am

Here comes the tidal wave of government officials in California with their hands out. Two cents here, five cents there. Anybody guess what we will level out to in the Bay Area: 11.25% maybe? And that is just local government, wait for Gavin to start going after our properties, car registration, gas, utilities, and more. The same mantra gets played time and time again and there is never any improvement. Can’t wait to see what they will give BART.

The sky is the limit, and I fear they will manufacture, harvest, and fraudulently get the votes.

Posted by D Suk
a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 3, 2020 at 9:01 am

I thought a half-percent sales tax just recently passed in Alameda Co (last Nov)? Is this one on top of that?

Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Aug 3, 2020 at 9:37 am

..."and I fear they will manufacture, harvest, and fraudulently get the votes." Of course they will. Remember its not voting that matters its WHO COUNTS THE VOTES.
So now instead of going to Costco in Livermore at 9.75% tax people will go to Danville Costco 8.25% tax.
I can't wait for Newscum to raise the state sales tax from 7.25% to 8.00% or higher because of the virus. Wait for the air and water use tax.

Posted by Nicki
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Aug 3, 2020 at 9:59 am

The political leaders of this area, this country, this state are all Democrats..and can you see their main political position? RAISE TAXES, RAISE TAXES, RAISE TAXES.
The Democratic party has changed and NOT for the better in the last few years.
Wake up, and vote these rascals out before things get even worse.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 3, 2020 at 3:48 pm

Seems like we pay a new tax for these same things every election cycle.

Nope. Time for the politicians to start funding projects from their campaign funds - hey, its just a couple percent on your PAC, SuperPAC, and campaign kitty....all for a good cause(s) too.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 4, 2020 at 6:21 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

If it moves, Tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.

Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Aug 5, 2020 at 9:17 am

James Michael is a registered user.

My sister in Contra Costa County says that they are proposing a sales tax hike there too, well that figures (but it will still be less than Alameda County). And my cousin in Sacramento says ditto for there. So I'm thinking that it will be happening everywhere in the state. They shut down businesses and deny themselves tax revenue, allow rioters to destroy public buildings and it becomes the taxpayers burden. Remember, Government officials and workers who kept their paychecks while many, many private sector workers lost jobs and businesses now want us to ante up AGAIN.

Please use your brains in the November vote and don't choose Democrat/Communists. How much of what I earned and saved do they think is theirs? Apparently a lot.

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