March, 2020 Ballot Measure C: Alameda County Health and Child Care Initiative
Measure C, the Children's Health and Child Care Initiative, creates a half percent sales tax to provide increased access to free and low-cost health care and emergency services in Alameda County at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and improved access to affordable quality child care. The Measure also provides funding for quality improvements in child care and preschool programs, as well as increased wages for early childhood educators.
On March 3, 2020, Measure C received 64.35% of the votes, reflecting majority approval, and on April 21, Alameda County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to certify the results of the election. However, the County's ability to collect taxes from Measure C remains dependent on court approval due to a lack of clarity regarding whether the measure requires majority voter approval or two-thirds approval. The court's response is pending.
Measure C Certification is found here.