A Marin County Sales Tax Increase, Measure A
ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot
for voters in Marin County
, where it was approved
Measure A enacted a one-quarter cent sales tax on the purchase of goods and services in the county.
A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval, because in California, when a local sales tax measure is earmarked for a specific purpose (as is the case with Measure A), it requires a higher threshold for approval than local sales tax measures that are not earmarked for specific purposes.
| Measure A|
| Yes|| 96,122|| 74.37%|
- Final official results from the Marin County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|| MEASURE A: "To preserve quality of life and maintain open space, parks, and farmland, with funds that cannot be taken by the State, shall Marin County: Protect streams, baylands, natural areas, and wildlife habitat; Manage vegetation to preserve biodiversity and reduce wildfire risk; Repair and replace deteriorating park facilities; and Maintain and enhance walking, hiking, biking and equestrian trails; by enacting a one-quarter cent sales tax, with a citizens’ oversight committee, annual audits, with all funds spent only in Marin County?"