Contra Costa County

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Joe Biden

US President
To stop the coronavirus pandemic and save millions of lives, we must defeat Trump and elect Joe Biden as our next President. For the future of our peo…

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Measure U – Raise Gross Receipts Tax for the Biggest Businesses

Richmond
This measure, backed by the Richmond Progressive Alliance, will raise a gross receipts tax on city businesses (a tax on their total income) to fund 91…

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Vote No

Measure Q – Change City Clerk from Elected to Appointed

City of Pittsburg
This measure would make the city clerk appointed, not elected. It stinks of an anti-democracy move.

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Measure W – Tie Alamo Parks & Recreation Funding Ceiling to Population & Cost of Living

Contra Costa County
Raises the amount of money that can go to parks by a cost of living and population adjustment. This is a straightforward measure to support.

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Vote Yes

Proposition 21 – Allow Local Communities to Expand Rent Control

California
Current law stops local governments from using more progressive rent control measures — this allows cities to implement rent control for residential p…

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Measure X – Add County Sales Tax for Emergency, Early Childhood, & Safety-Net Services

Contra Costa County
This is a 0.5 cent sales tax with money going to the county general fund, with no state takebacks. Though it is a regressive tax, we support it becaus…

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