November 15, 2016 > Union City adopts Measure QQ
Union City adopts Measure QQ
Submitted By Lauren Sugayan
On November 8, Union City residents adopted Measure QQ to extend voter-approved funding to maintain public safety services in Union City without raising taxes.
ÒIt was an important decision for the community to make. We look forward to continuing to work with residents to maintain public safety in Union City,Ó said City Manager Tony Acosta. ÒMeasure QQ will help to maintain essential public safety services, including rapid emergency and fire response times, neighborhood police patrols, youth violence prevention and gang intervention programs,Ó continued Acosta.
Thanks to community support and Union City Police Department outreach, incidents of youth violence in Union City have decreased by 30 percenet between 2012 and 2015.
As of 9 a.m. on November 9, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters reported 78 percent support for Measure QQ.
Measure QQ extends for four years an existing parcel tax, providing $4,100,000 annually for public safety services. Measure QQ continues to require strict accountability including independent financial audits and yearly reports to the community. Visit www.unioncity.org/measureQQ