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This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . Late last year , the Richmond City Council directed the city manager to explore ways of bringing in more tax revenue. You’ll see the fruits of those efforts on the ballot, in the form of Measure U.Andrew J. M. Garcia
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all. Measure X is a sales tax measure that’s expected to generate $81 million dollars a year for the next 20 years. If it passes, sales tax would increase by half a percent on most goods, but not on necessities like food and medicine . That would bring Contra Costa’s s…
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all. Oakland Measure S1 is a police reform effort for voters in Oakland. Those behind the measure see it as a path to independent oversight of the Oakland Police Department. They say it would increase accountability, community safety and public trust.…
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . Oakland Measure RR asks voters to remove a $1,000 limit on fines received for violating ordinances. This includes rules against misdemeanors like illegal dumping , vandalism , and excessive noise .stats@kalw.org (KALW)
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . Right now in Oakland, you have to be 18 years old to vote in a school board election. Measure QQ would give the City Council the power to allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in them. To be clear, they don’t have to allow it, but they could.…
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . Berkeley Measure JJ would do many things, but the main one is this: it would give Berkeley’s mayor and city councilmembers a big raise. The mayor would get over $107,000 per year and councilmembers would get $67,000. That’s 75% more than they make now.…
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . Berkeley was an early adopter of citizen oversight of its police force. It established a Police Review Commission in 1973 , well before Oakland and San Francisco . But after nearly fifty years, proponents of Measure II say the commission is outdated, lacks power,…
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . Alameda County Measure X is a bond measure that would authorize the Alameda County Fire Department to take out a $90 million loan to repair and replace some of its outdated fire stations.stats@kalw.org (KALW)
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . Alameda County Measure W is 0.5% increase on sales tax for the next 10 years, to fund services for homeless people across Alameda County.stats@kalw.org (KALW)
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . Santa Clara County Measure T is a $24 parcel tax designed to raise funds to protect and preserve natural open spaces in the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority district. This covers the eastern foothills of Santa Clara County, south of the US-101 corridor. Th…
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . Santa Clara County Measure S asks voters to renew the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program. This program was originally passed overwhelmingly in 2012 by voters of Santa Clara County.Bee Soll
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story contained errors that have been corrected. It incorrectly stated that "Measure RR would add a 0.125% sales tax on Caltrain fares for the next 30 years." This has been corrected to say the 0.125% increase is a genera…
 
This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all . San Francisco Measure L is more popularly known as the “ overpaid executive tax .” Here’s how it would work: Starting in 2022, if a San Francisco-based company’s highest-paid employee makes between 100 to 200 times the median salary of the company's local workfor…
 
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