Concord Measure V Narrowly Passes, Unofficial Results Show

Maggie Fusek
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CONCORD, CA — Measure V appears to have been approved by a narrow margin, with 51.08 percent "yes" votes and 48.92 percent "no" votes, according to unofficial election night results from the Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters Office.

Measure V will increase the city of Concord's existing local sales tax from one-half to 1 percent.

It is an extension of Measure Q, a half-cent sales tax first approved by Concord voters in 2010, at a time the Great Recession had decimated city budgets, including Concord's.

Local voters extended Measure Q, at a half-cent, in 2014.

Concord's overall sales and use tax rate will rise from 8.75 percent to 9.25 percent.

The financial situation in Concord, as in many other cities, has taken a big hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Concord City Council earlier this year cut the 2020-2021 general fund budget by $10.5 million from original estimates, cut 36 jobs and cut managers' pay.


Bay City News Service and Patch editor Maggie Fusek contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on the Concord Patch