Last Monday, nine former mayors and our current mayor made phone calls to Piedmont voters asking them to vote yes on Measure Y, the renewal of the Piedmont parcel tax.
These former mayors represent about four decades of service to the City of Piedmont. We have served the City not only as mayors but also as commissioners, councilmembers and volunteers. So why did we come together in solidarity to support Measure Y?
We know that the City’s leaders have a long history of providing services that meet the needs of Piedmonters.
Over our long years of service we have seen Piedmont move forward with successful programs and projects to benefit our residents.
Most importantly, we understand that since Proposition 13 was enacted, limiting the property tax rate, that basic property taxes are just not enough to provide for what the residents of this City want. That is why we need the parcel tax.
Furthermore, every dollar from Measure Y stays in Piedmont. Measure Y will allow the City to continue to provide:
Rapid-response police, fire and paramedic services
The lowest crime rate in Alameda County
The highest property values in Alameda County
Beautiful parks, playfields and community facilities
Well-maintained streets and sidewalks
Great recreation programs for all ages
Crossing guards for Piedmont students
Financial reserves to maintain City buildings and equipment.
Measure Y will cost the average homeowner about $9 per week. Please join us in voting Yes on Measure Y.