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By Matt Artz
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 10:00 am in Uncategorized.

fremontFrom the cops:

A man armed with a crowbar robbed someone on Warwick Road near Busby Way.

Cop investigating  a residential burglary on Vista Hill Terrace spots a suspicious vehicle cruising the neighborhood. He stops the car and finds loot from the home and from a car that had been burglarized nearby.

From the wire:

UPDATE: Oooch. Looks like the parcel tax is going down with 66.43 percent.

I know this is Union City, but a school parcel tax measure appeared to have narrowly failed last night coming up less than one percentage point shy of the two-thirds majority needed to pass. A couple of years ago, Union City voters re-approved a tax with money dedicated for police services, even though Union City police are the only city workers in the Tri-City area that don’t contribute to their pensions.

I missed a good chunk of last night’s City Council meeting. From what I’m told, you all missed nothing. Another dud.

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  • Jon Simon

    That’s very sad for New Haven Unified students. With the most recent state budget problems, get ready. It’ won’t be pretty. I think we should have a betting pool on which Tri-City district will hit 40 kids per room first in elementary school. Then we can have another betting pool on 50 kids.

  • http://fcnisbacon.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/parting-gifts-for-election-losers/ Marty

    I now vote for most school funding measures, so I agree with Jon’s sentiment. But as a proponent of the supermajority I think this is a fair result.

    There are 29,836 registered voters in Union City. The system is set up so that on May 3, only 7,800 (26.1 %) of registered voters had the ability levy a tax on every property owner in the city. They did not meet that criteria.

  • West

    I really do not understand why 74% of the registered voters, in Union City, did not return their ballots.
    I would like to see voting by mail like they have done I really do not understand why 74% of the registered voters, in Union City, did not return their ballots.
    I would like to see voting by mail like they have done in successfully in Oregon.
    One would think, it would encourage more voter participation.
    It would save the county, city, state a ton of money voting by mail. We all ready do with the absentee ballot. It would save a lot of money eliminating all those thousands of polling places.

    One would think, it would encourage more voter participation.
    It would save the county, city, state a ton of money voting by mail. We all ready do with the absentee ballot. It would save a lot of money eliminating all those thousands of polling places.

  • West

    what happened?