Napa County Sales Tax for Road Repairs, Measure T (November 2012)
Measure T resulted in a countywide half-cent sales tax increase. Money generated from the sales tax increase will be used for road repairs in the county. The amount raised by the tax is expected to be about $11 million.
The Measure T tax will expire in 25 years.
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 T), it requires a higher threshold for approval than local sales tax measures that are not earmarked for specific purposes.
- Final certified results from the Napa County elections office.'
- The main campaign in favor of the measure was Fix Our Local Roads - Yes on T
- The American Canyon Chamber of Commerce supported Measure T.
- According to reports, there has been no formal opposition identified.
- Napa Valley Register, "Supervisors give three ballot measures the green light," June 26, 2012
- Napa Valley Register, "Measures crowd Nov. 6 ballot," August 23, 2012
- Napa Valley Register, "AmCan chamber offers ballot recommendations," October 17, 2012
- North Bay Business Journal, "Advocates hopeful for passage of Napa road tax," October 15, 2012