Voters in Contra Costa County appear to have approved two out of three ballot measures put before them in Tuesday's election, according to complete unofficial election results.
Pittsburg voters approved two ballot measures meant to bring the city more revenue and allow for additional development.
Voters in Pittsburg overwhelmingly approved Measure H, which will boost the city's hotel tax from 8 percent to up to 12 percent to help support a range of municipal services, from police services and youth facilities to parks and recreational services. The measure was approved by 78 percent of voters.
The tax will be paid by mostly out-of-town hotel guests staying in Pittsburg and funneled into the city's general fund.
Measure I also passed easily Tuesday, according to complete unofficial numbers, with 78 percent of voters approving the measure, which will extend the city's urban limit line and allow the city to develop 193 acres of unincorporated land straddling the Pittsburg-Antioch border.
Under the measure, the city's general plan will be updated to allow for high-density residential development on the 193 acres, lifting the city's previous building limit of three housing units per acre in that area.
Voters in Lafayette rejected Measure G, which would have collected $89 yearly from each housing unit to complete a city project to revamp roads and drains.
Fifty-seven percent of voters backed the special parcel tax, falling short of the two-thirds supermajority vote needed to pass, according to unofficial numbers.
Opponents of the measure have called it an attempt to tax residents for services the city should already provide.