Here are the latest updates on how the local ballot measures endorsed by Rise Together fared at the June 5th ballot box.
Alameda County Measure A: (FAILED) Would have expanded access to child care and preschool for low- and middle-income families, solicited and retain child care workers, aided homeless and at-risk children — including with child abuse and neglect prevention help — and added child care spaces around the county. The measure needed 2/3 (67%) voter approval and we are disappointed that it failed by a small margin with 66.2 percent approval and 35.4 percent rejection.
City of Richmond Measures E & K: (PASSED) Measure E, which requires the city of Richmond to allocate up to 3 percent of general fund money into a special fund to provide services to children and youth, passed with more than 75% voter approval. Measure K, a complementary measure to E, removes the city’s 20 percent cap on funds going to public entities, also passed with 65% approval.
San Francisco Prop C: (PASSED) Calls for a 3.5 percent increase in the gross receipts tax on commercial buildings and 1 percent for warehouses to provide the city with enough funds ($146 million annually) to help more than 2,400 children on a wait list for child care subsidies.
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