California’s Primary Election date is taking place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. In addition to the Presidential Primary, Measure U, a renewal measure of the public safety parcel tax, will be on the ballot. Measure U proposes to renew local public safety funding that has been in place for sixteen years. Measure U would renew this source of funding for public safety services for 8 more years. The ballot question for Measure U that can be found on your sample ballot is:
“To maintain 9-1-1 emergency response times, paramedic services, fire prevention/protection, disaster preparedness, neighborhood police patrols, youth violence/gang prevention and safety at public schools shall Union City’s measure extending expiring public safety funding be adopted at $168 per parcel for the most common residential parcel (as described in the ballot pamphlet), providing approximately $5,000,000 annually for eight years, with annual inflation adjustments, independent citizen oversight and all funds staying local?"
Vote-by-mail ballots are expected to be mailed out the week of February 3. In addition to mailing your ballot back in, you can also drop your vote-by-mail ballots into the ballot drop box located at City Hall (available 24/7).
If you do not vote by mail, please be sure to check www.acvote.org for polling locations in your area. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters is expected to update its list of polling locations within 40 days of the election.
The last day to register to vote is on February 18. You can find other important election information at www.acvote.org. Go to www.unioncity.org/publicsafety for more information about Measure U.