North Bay Voters Put Brakes On Sales Tax Extension To Fund SMART Train ServiceOn Tuesday night, a measure to extend the quarter-cent sales tax funding the SMART commuter train only got about 50 percent of the vote. Measure I needed two-thirds of the vote to pass, so it was defeated.
North Bay Voters To Decide Whether To Extend SMART Train Tax With Measure IThe biggest item on the ballot in the North Bay this March is the region's new rail system. SMART is asking for a 30-year sales tax extension. The system's critics are, once again, skeptical.
North Bay Voters To Determine SMART Train Funding Ballot Measure I North Bay voters will be going to the polls in March and asked to decide whether to extend an existing quarter-cent sales tax to help finance the operations of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District's commuter train for an additional 30 years.
Oakland Council Member Calls Parcel Tax Measure 'Too Vague'Voting begins Monday in a special election-by-mail to decide if Oakland homeowners should pay an extra $80 a year for a parcel tax one City Councilmember is vehemently against.