Propositions & Measures 2016
A scathing new report from the International Transport Workers’ Federation deals with Chevron’s tax and campaign finance activities in California.
Polls had predicted a tight race, but in the end the the drug price-control measure Proposition 61 was defeated statewide—although in Contra Costa County 51 percent of voters approved it.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) will retain a vital source of revenue, thanks to voter approval of a parcel tax extension that will generate millions of dollars annually for the school system.
Yesterday, Richmond citizens firmly voted no on Measure M, a ballot measure to raise the documentary transfer tax on real estate sales.
Richmond’s rent control measure—Measure L—has passed with over 63 percent of the vote.
More photos from the scenes of Richmond’s elections.
Back in 2004, Richmond voters saw local election posters encouraging them to “Reach for a better Richmond” and promising them “New Leadership, New Ideas, New Ethics.” Now, six elections later, the up-and-coming political faction behind those fliers, the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA), could wield more influence over City Hall than ever before.
Election day is just around the corner. Before everything comes to a close, we walked around Richmond, stopping at Civic Center Plaza and Marina Bay, to ask residents what they thought about the upcoming vote.