Measure A - County Road Repair, Transit, Traffic

Posted at 10:45 AM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 19:23:57-04

Measure A is an ordinance that would be adopted to repair roads, deteriorating bridges; relieve congestion; provide community funds for pothole/street repairs; expand public transit, including improved services for seniors, disabled, students, veterans; reduce polluted runoff; preserve open space to protect water quality/reduce wildfires by enacting, with independent oversight/audits, a 40-year, half-cent local sales tax ($308 million annually).

A yes vote is a vote in favor of adopting a 0.5 percent or "half-cent" county sales tax for transportation repairs, public transit expansion, and open space preservation, increasing the total sales tax rate in the county to 8.5 percent.
A no vote is a vote against adopting a 0.5 percent county sales tax, thereby leaving the total sales tax rate in the county at 8 percent.

The full text of the measure is available here. Information in this article is from Ballotpedia.