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Campaign for countywide sales tax measure begins

Original post made on Sep 14, 2020

Contra Costa County officials on Friday formally kicked off a campaign supporting a half-cent countywide sales tax ballot measure, and remain confident that a bill still in limbo in Sacramento that would make the county measure viable.

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Posted by Dalen
a resident of Danville
on Sep 14, 2020 at 6:12 am

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Seems like all our county or state are good at doing is raising taxes or passing sexually perverse actions

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Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:32 pm

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It's good to see California "leading the way" in taxing people. It seems to be about the only thing that state and local government is good at! I've got an idea. How about letting businesses in the county open up some more, so that revenues from the existing sales tax start coming in? I guess we're now expecting "extraordinary circumstances" to remain for the next 20 years!

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Sep 16, 2020 at 11:57 am

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When does it stop - - fees, taxes, levies? Instead of getting their collective snouts back into the tax increase trough, spend as much time on figuring out spending cuts vs. how can we get these spending taxes/spending increases past the voters. Surely there must be places where spending cutbacks can -- AND SHOULD - - be made!!!

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Posted by Chris
a resident of another community
on Oct 6, 2020 at 1:50 pm

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This article is completely misleading. Measure X increases taxes for the General Fund. This tax increase is not earmarked for social services. It is NOT true that it will be used to "fund county hospital operations and community health centers, fire and other emergency responses and various social safety-net services". There is no guarantee that the additional funds will be used for those purposes. Given that they are lying about the purpose of the measure itself, misleading voters, I do not trust them to spend this money appropriately. Its just another big tax increase, this happens year after year.

From the text of Measure X itself: "General Tax. The tax imposed by this chapter is a general tax under Article XIIIC of the California Constitution. The tax imposed by this chapter is enacted solely for general governmental purposes and not for specific purposes. All of the proceeds from the tax imposed by this chapter shall be placed in the County’s general fund and used for general governmental purposes"

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