The Concord Clayton Pioneer, August 21, 2020
As the county awaits state action, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Aug. 4 on the second and final resolution to place the Healthy and Safe Contra Costa sales tax measure on the ballot.
Chief Brian Helmick of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) is closely monitoring the situation. “While it is a general sales tax, if approved, it is Supervisor (Diane) Burgis’ intent that a portion of those revenues will be used to improve fire service in East Contra Costa County,” Helmick said.
“In the last month, we’ve witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases, the active start to our fire season, the continued need for food, income and housing security, and the urgency for reliable early childhood programming for parents as they return to work,” said Mariana Moore, co-chair of the Potential Sales Tax Measure Ad Hoc Committee Working Group. “More than ever, county residents need a safeguard to ensure that essential services remain available and accessible during worldwide and personal crises.”
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