Election 2012: Fire district tax appears to be failing

November 6, 2012 11:35:45 PM PST
A parcel tax measure that would boost funding for the financially strapped Contra Costa County Fire Protection District appears to be headed toward failure.

Measure Q, which requires two-thirds approval to pass, had received only 51 percent of the vote as of 10 p.m., with 205 of 453 precincts reporting.

Without the passage of Measure Q, fire district officials have said they anticipate the closure of 10 of the district's 28 stations.