Alameda County Transportation Sales Tax Increase, Measure B1 (November 2012)
If Measure B1 had been approved, it would have permanently doubled the transportation sales tax paid in the county from half-a-cent to one full cent. Proceeds from this tax are targeted within the county to keep the roads in good repair.
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 was the case with Measure B1), it requires a higher threshold for approval than local sales tax measures that are not earmarked for specific purposes.
- Final certified results from the Alameda County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
| MEASURE B1: "￼￼Shall a new Transportation Expenditure Plan be implemented to address current and future transportation needs that:
Approval extends the existing County sales tax and increases it by 1/2 cent, with independent oversight, local job creation programs. No money can be taken by the state.
- Mercury News, "Tax measures piling up on Bay Area ballots this November," August 11, 2012
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