Marin County Sales Tax Increase, Measure A (November 2012)
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.
- 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?"|
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