Zoom discussion Feb. 16 sponsored by League of Women Voters, Contra Costa County Library, Contra Costa TV
Voters passed Measure X, a new countywide 20-year, half-cent sales tax to support health and human services for our neighbors and families, in November 2020. The ballot measure language stated that the intent of Measure X is “to keep Contra Costa’s regional hospital open and staffed; fund community health centers, emergency response; support crucial safety-net services; invest in early childhood services; protect vulnerable populations; and for other essential county services.” Learn whether it’s living up to what was promised to voters in a Zoom discussion on Thursday, February 16 at 4 p.m.
How is the Board of Supervisors providing accountability to the public about the impact of the tax monies? What did we learn from this first year of sales tax allocations? What does this mean for the future? A panel of experts will discuss what was funded by Measure X and what gaps remain:
- John Gioia, Contra Costa County Supervisor
- Marianna Moore, Chair of the Measure X Community Advisory Board
- Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, Co-Director of RYSE, a non-profit for Richmond youth
- Sara Gurdian, Contra Costa County Budget Justice Coalition
Shanelle Scales-Preston will moderate the panel discussion.
Decisions about the first year’s Measure X allocations, as analyzed by the Measure X Community Advisory Board, will be presented as well as the remaining gaps they identified. Other topics will include changes to the Advisory Board’s bylaws and any barriers encountered during the first year.
Register for the Zoom webinar with your email here.
Information on how to access the Zoom webinar will be sent to your email address 24 hours before the program.
The Library will provide closed captioning for this event. The program will be recorded and posted on the following sites after the meeting:
Sponsors include the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa County Library and Contra Costa TV.
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