At 8:00 pm Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Elections is reporting that Measure C has 69.86% supporting the measure with 30.14% opposed with just 7,903 votes tallied thus far.
There are 32-Princnts in Antioch and it was reported yesterday that 8,082 absentee ballot have already been submitted. Election officials are hoping to have all precincts counted by 11:00 pm.
Needing 50% + 1 to pass, the Measure C would increase the sales tax in Antioch by a ½ cent from 8.5% to 9% matching Pittsburg and Concord. The sales tax increase would be in place for 7-years and the City Council has told its residents the money will help hire 22-police officers and help reinstate police programs which would be reviewed by a citizens committee.