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Bay Area voters on Tuesday appeared to back the vast majority of tax increases and bond measures on the ballot to fund local services hard-hit by state budget cuts.
20 of the 22 tax increases and bond measures placed before voters in the six inner Bay Area counties were passing as of early Wednesday morning, including all of the 15 measures aimed at helping schools, community colleges, and libraries.
If there is an anti-tax mood in the electorate, it sure didn’t show in Tuesday’s elections in the Bay Area.
Of 29 tax increases and bond measures placed before the electorate in the Bay Area, 22 passed, including most measures requiring a two-thirds majority.
Those who made it to the front doors looked tired, weary and ready to go home.
Kids from summer camps and schools as far as Elk Grove were cranky, teenagers and their families eagerly searched for a chair or bench — anything to sit on to rest their aching backs, and those who couldn’t take the three-hour wait in a mile long line to get into the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park free of charge Wednesday are probably still wondering what they missed.