Nov 7 2012

Measure Y Approved by Piedmont Voters

Two-Thirds Majority OK  City Parcel Tax –

After a spirited discussion among residents about the state of Piedmont finances, Piedmont voters approved Measure Y  by 68.33% .  To pass the parcel tax 66 2/3% Yes votes were required. The measure extends the Municipal Services Tax four more years to June 30, 2017.  The tax funds will go into Piedmont’s General Fund to support city services.

For the first time in memory, there were lawn signs supporting the passage of Piedmont’s parcel tax.   The green signs with white lettering posted throughout the City urged renewing the existing parcel tax, while opponents hung door hangers urging a No vote on Measure Y.

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters reports the “final preliminary result” of the vote on Measure Y:

Yes  4549    68.33 %

No 2108      31.67 %

Additional information can be found on The Patch.

Updated 11/21/12

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