Menlo Park is counting on a proposed hotel tax increase to fix the city budget, but opponents say it will only hurt the economy.
Phone bank volunteers in San Jose are calling 20,000 registered immigrant voters to ask if they would support a potential 2012 ballot initiative to raise taxes on the wealthiest individuals and corporations.
On Election Day, voters approved a number of local marijuana taxes, which may bring simmering tensions between California and federal drug laws to a boil.
After a topsy-turvy race and flip-flopping polls, Californians voted to defeat Proposition 19 on Nov. 2.
San Jose voters passed Measure U, a bill that will allow the city to tax marijuana businesses up to 10 percent.