Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District parcel tax, Measure X (November 2010)

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A Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District parcel tax, Measure X was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District in Contra Costa County. It was defeated.[1]

Measure X, if voters had approved it, would have imposed an annual tax of $252.29 on parcels on Bethel Island lasting for 10 years. It would have raised about $4 million/year for the Bethel Island municipal improvement district.[2]

The money would have been used to:

  • Partially fund $6.6 million of work on the levee encircling the island and drainage ditches.
  • Raise the parts of the levee that aren't in compliance to the 9.2-foot elevation set as a minimum federal standards.
  • Replace a layer of riprap on the outer face of the 11.5-mile barrier.
  • Keep 19 miles of drainage ditches clear of debris
  • Raise the two sets of pumps used by the district to remove rainwater and levee seepage.
  • Spread coarse gravel on the top of the levee, evening out the surface and protecting it from wear-and-tear caused by the emergency vehicles that drive on it.[2]

Election results

Measure X
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No41958.03%
Yes 303 41.97%
These final, certified results are from the Contra Costa County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall a special tax of $252.29, applicable to all taxable parcels (excluding legal parcels that are entirely underwater) within Bethel Island, be approved for each of ten fiscal years, beginning July 1, 2011, for purposes of maintaining and improving levees and drainage.[3]

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References

  1. Mercury News, "Bethel Island tax measure fails," November 2, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 Contra Costa Times, "Little opposition expected to Bethel Island parcel tax plan," October 3, 2010
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.