And it's going over about as well as his sales tax.
East Bay Times:
The Fire and Medical Services Task Force, which comprises 10 government and fire district officials, earlier this month floated the idea of asking voters in November to approve a tax on electricity, gas, cable TV and telephone service.
But the results released Wednesday suggest that it's unlikely the proposal would garner the simple majority vote required to pass: The highest rating the tax received anywhere in the district's service area was 47 percent.
"The public appears to be happy with being underserved," said Fire Chief Hugh Henderson [who gets $319,211 in pay and benefits], noting that 69 percent of the respondents indicated they are pleased with its performance.