Hercules Patch will post live election results for local ballot measures, , for a sales tax add-on, and , to sell the Hercules Municipal Utility, on June 5. Also on Election Day, Patch will display live polling results for , a West Contra Costa County Unified School District parcel tax measure.
Ballot measures (attached is the full, local measure, voter information pamphlet from the Contra Costa County Elections Division):
Measure O, Transaction and Use Tax, Requires Simple Majority Vote to Pass: “Local Temporary Emergency Funding Measure. To address Hercules’ Fiscal Emergency, stabilize city finances, offset budget shortfalls/the impact of State budget cuts on local services, prevent reductions to the number of police officers/crime investigators, protect/maintain crime prevention, childcare, youth sports and recreation programs and other general City services, shall the City of Hercules establish a ½ cent sales tax legally ending after 4 years, with Independent Citizens’ Oversight, Independent Audits and no money for Sacramento?”
Measure N, Sell Hercules Municipal Utility, Requires Two-Thirds Vote to Pass: “Shall the City Council of the City of Hercules be authorized to sell the Hercules Municipal Utility with the net proceeds designated for repayment of the Utility’s debt and other contractual obligations, and any remaining proceeds allocated to the City’s general fund?”
Measure K, West Contra Costa Unified School District Parcel Tax Measure, Requires Two-Thirds Vote to Pass: “To provide local funding the State cannot take away, preserve quality education including: reading, writing, math, science; maintaining reduced class sizes for the youngest children; retaining quality teachers; supporting libraries, improving campus safety; preparing students for college/workforce; shall West Contra Costa Unified School District renew its existing parcel tax for five years, increasing it by three cents/square foot of building area or three dollars/vacant parcel, with no funds for administrator salaries, exempting seniors and requiring citizen oversight?”