Local election results for Contra Costa County

See local election results below… Related posts: Redistribution of wealth taking place now in Contra Costa County Contra Costa GOP picks Judge Tue Phan for CA-11 race Two good reasons to oppose East County Benefit Assessment District to fund fire services Uncontested elections in Contra Costa defeats democracy AB 155 threatens local control of public […]

A spoonful of confusion swirls around Richmond Sugar Tax supporters

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Another sign that Measure N is deeply flawed is when our politicians themselves don’t understand what they voted for and then spread misinformation in our community. The Facebook exchange below was forwarded by a resident who had questions about the sugar tax. In it councilmember Jovanka Beckles is convinced that a “Fizzy Lizzy” juice-sweetened soda she’s […]

Richmond Sugar Tax backers secretly change Measure N

It’s bad for democracy when public officials make false statements and even worse when they make secret changes to ballot measures before the public can vote on them. Richmond city councilmember Jeff Ritterman is attempting to do just that, directing city staff to reinterpret the Sugar Tax by claiming infant formula and senior nutritional supplements […]