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Contra Costa Taxpayers Association

November 2020 Ballot Positions

STATE MEASURES

PROP

TENTATIVE NAME/DESCRIPTION

CoCoTax POSITION

14

Stem Cell & Other Medical Research - $5.5 billion Bond

OPPOSE

15

Schools and Communities First Changes - Tax Assessment on Commercial and Industrial Property (aka "Split Roll")

OPPOSE

16

Ends Ban on Affirmative Action

NO POSITION
17 Voting Rights for Felons on Parole (Assembly Bill 6)  OPPOSE

18

Lower Voter Age to 17 if 18 for General Election

OPPOSE

19

Change to Prop 13

OPPOSE

20

Sentencing Changes, Prison Release & DNA Collection

SUPPORT

21

Expands Government Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property

OPPOSE

22

Classification for Transportation Drivers as Independent Contractors

SUPPORT

23

Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics

OPPOSE

24

Amends Consumer Privacy Laws

OPPOSE

25

Changes Money Bail System

OPPOSE

Click on the identified Proposition number to get more information on the CoCoTax position.


  Contra Costa Measures

CITY or AGENCY

Measure

DESCRIPTION

Needed to Pass

CoCoTax POSITION

Contra Costa County

X

1/2 Cent Sales Tax, Exempting Food Sales

Majority

OPPOSE

Alamo Parks & Recreation

W

Increase Appropriations Limit to $1.75 Million and Adjust for Cost of Living

Majority

NO POSITION

Antioch

T

Change General Plan within Sand Creek Focus Area

Majority

NO POSITION

Concord

V

Extend 1 Cent Sales Tax Until Ended by Voters

Majority

OPPOSE

Orinda

R

Increase 1/2 Cent Sales Tax to 1 Cent for 20 Years

Majority

OPPOSE

Pittsburg

Q

Change City Clerk Position from Elected to Appointed

Majority

NO POSITION

Richmond

U

Charge Businesses 0.06% to 5.0% of Gross Receipts

Majority

OPPOSE

San Pablo

S

1/2 Cent Sales Tax for 5 Years, 1/4 Cent for 5 Years

Majority

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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