2020 Election

Sacramento Drops Plans For Transportation Tax On November Ballot

Sacramento Bee-


Sacramento County leaders on Wednesday dropped their plans to put a half-cent transportation sales tax measure on the November ballot after recent polling showed the measure was unlikely to pass.

Measure A, which would have raised about $8 billion over 40 years for road and transit improvements, appears to have been supported by about 62 percent of potential voters, but would have needed two-thirds majority approval to pass.

The Sacramento Transportation Authority board, made up of county supervisors and council representatives from cities, voted 13-0 to shut down its effort to offer the transportation package to voters.

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