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Contra Costa Taxpayers Association

November 2018 Ballot Positions

STATE MEASURES

PROP

TENTATIVE NAME/DESCRIPTION

CoCoTax POSITION

1

Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs

NO POSITION

2

Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Programs for Individuals with Mental Illness

OPPOSE

3

Bonds for Projects to Fund Water Supply and Quality

OPPOSE
4 Bonds for Construction of Hospitals Providing Children's Care   OPPOSE

5

Changes ability of Property Owners to Transfer their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property

SUPPORT

6

Repeal the Gas and Car Tax

SUPPORT

7

Repeal Daylight Saving Time Act

NO POSITION

8

Regulates Kidney Dialysis Clinic Charges

OPPOSE

9

Withdrawn


10

Expands local ability to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property

OPPOSE

11

Private Sector Ambulance Personnel on-call work breaks, employer liability

NO POSITION

12

Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals

NO POSITION

Follow the links below to read more information:
Proposition 5:   YES ON PROPOSITION 5
Proposition 10:  No on 10 Fact Sheet

  Contra Costa Measures Considered by CoCoTax

CITY or AGENCY

PROP

DESCRIPTION

Needed to Pass

CoCoTax POSITION

Antioch

W

Renew and increase sales tax at one cent rate

Majority

SUPPORT

Contra Costa County

R

Marijuana cultivation and sales tax

Majority

OPPOSE

EB Regional Parks

FF

Extending parcel tax for 20 years

2/3

OPPOSE

El Cerrito

V

Change to charter city and charge Real Property Transfer Tax

Majority

OPPOSE

Kensington

G

Appropriations limit

Majority

NEUTRAL

Martinez

X

½ cent sales tax increase

Majority

NEUTRAL

Martinez USD

Q

Parcel Tax

2/3

NEUTRAL

Mt. Diablo USD

J

$150m bond

55%

NEUTRAL

Orinda USD

E

$50m bond

55%

NEUTRAL

Orinda USD

I

$55m bond

55%

NEUTRAL

Pinole

C

Extend Utility Users Tax

Majority

OPPOSE

Pittsburg USD

P

$100m bond

55%

OPPOSE

Richmond

H

Changes to Real Estate Documentary Transfer Tax

Majority

OPPOSE

Richmond

T

Parcel Tax on vacant properties

2/3

OPPOSE

No Position:  CocoTax declines a recommendation because the measure is not within our mission or the measure does not have an impact on taxpayers.  Neutral:  the measure has tax impacts and reasonable pros and cons. The measure may be deemed a “community preference” issue.

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