As multiple districts across California voted for bonds, parcel taxes, and fees, something happened in Contra Costa County in 2014.
Since 1937, the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association has been an active countywide organization that holds local cities, districts, and the county accountable and transparent while opposing unneceassary taxes. Contra Costa County is one of seven counties that compose the Bay Area. San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, and Marin counties create the San Francisco Bay Area counties. Contra Costa County has almost 1.06 million residents located in the cities of Oakley, Brentwood, Antioch, Pittsburg, Martinez, Concord, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Danville, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo, El Cerrito, and Richmond.
According to the California Taxpayers Association, the Bay Area has the highest parcel taxes in California. Los Angeles County has the second highest in parcel taxes on property.