Sales Tax Increase Would Finance Road Repairs

May 8, 2015

Sonoma County voters are being asked to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase intended to fund the repair of a thousand miles of local roads.

Measure A would raise more than $102 million dollars over five years, according to the County Auditor’s Fiscal Impact Statement. That, says Supervisor David Rabbitt, would be enough to dramatically affect the current widespread problems.

Find out more about Measure A, including the ballot arguments for and against it, on this website. The "Yes on A" campaign has its website here. The proposition has attracted the support of several local newspapers, but Rollie Atkinson, publisher of the weeklies in Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Windsor and Cloverdale is a notable exception, who has come out strongly against Measure A.