Sonoma County Vehicle Registration Fee, Measure W (November 2010)
Measure W, if it had been approved by voters, would have added $10 to the fees associated with registering a vehicle in the county. A simple majority vote was required to enact the new tax. It was estimated that the new fee, if it had been approved, would have raised about $5 million a year for the county.
The funds would have been divided as follows:
- 12% for Safe Routes to School
- 60% for the bus systems operated by Sonoma County, Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Healdsburg, and enhanced services for seniors and employee- or school-sponsored transit passes.
- 23% to improve, maintain and rehabilitate roads, including repair of potholes.
- These final, certified, election results are from the Sonoma County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Measure W: Sonoma County Transportation Improvement Measure: In order to fill pot holes, build more bicycle and pedestrian safety projects, create a countywide Safe Routes to School program and sustain and improve local bus service throughout Sonoma County, shall the Sonoma County Transportation Authority establish a $10 annual vehicle license fee?|
- Petaluma 360, "Measure W would boost transportation," September 27, 2010
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.