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Alameda County Vehicle Registration Fee, Measure F (November 2010)

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An Alameda County Vehicle Registration Fee, Measure F ballot question was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in Alameda County in California, where it was approved.[1]

The ballot proposition added $10 to the fees associated with registering a vehicle in the county. At the time of its passage, it was estimated that the new tax/fee generated an estimated $11 million per year for the county. A simple majority vote was required to enact the new tax.

The Alameda County Congestion Management Agency board voted to put the measure on the ballot. So-called "county congestion agencies" were allowed to place measures like this on the ballot under a law passed by the California State Legislature in October 2009.

Election results

Measure F
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 245,582 63.25%
No142,69636.75%
These final, certified results are from the Alameda County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Alameda County Transportation Improvement Measure: "To repair and maintain local streets

and roads; improve traffic flow and bicyclist, pedestrian and driver safety; improve public transportation; and encourage green transportation options; shall a local vehicle registration fee of ten dollars be established in Alameda County with expenditures subject to strict monitoring and with all revenues staying in Alameda County?"[2]

Funds allocation

The approximately $11 million Measure F was estimated to raise each year were to be divided as follows:

  • 60% on maintaining city and county roads.
  • 25% on congestion relief, including express buses, transit passes for students and workers, and park and ride lots or rail station improvements.
  • 10% on technology improvements, including traffic signal connection and commuter information systems.
  • 5% on crosswalks, sidewalk, lighting and improvements to bicycle and pedestrian travel.

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References

  1. Contra Costa Times, "Car fee increase to go before Alameda County voters in November," July 15, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.