County Supes Approve Transportation Ballot Measure Request
The Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to greenlight the Transportation Agency for Monterey County’s (TAMC) request to seek a sales tax measure on the November ballot.
The measure is expected to generate an estimated $20 million annually for a total of $600 million over 30 years through a retail transactions and use tax of a three-eighths’ of one‑percent (3/8%).
The revenue from the sales tax measure will be used to fund transportation safety and mobility projects in Monterey County. An unprecedented 60% of the revenues will go back to the county and each of the local cities for road maintenance in their communities. The remaining 40% will be used for regional safety and mobility projects.
To read the full column of the Political Digest in the July 22, 2016 edition of the newspaper, click onto :http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/2016/07/22/political-digest-alejo-headed-dnc/87445762/