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Alameda County Transportation Sales Tax Increase, Measure B1 (November 2012)

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An Alameda County Permanent Doubling of the Transportation Sales Tax, Measure B1 ballot question is on the November 6, 2012, ballot for voters in Alameda County.[1]

If Measure B1 is approved, it will permanently double 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 is required for approval.

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE B1: "Shall a new Transportation Expenditure Plan be implemented to address current and future transportation needs that:
  • Improves transit access to jobs and schools;
  • Fixes roads, improves highways and increases bicycle and pedestrian safety;
  • Reduces traffic congestion and improves air quality;
  • Keeps senior, youth, and disabled fares affordable.

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.[2]

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  1. Mercury News, "Tax measures piling up on Bay Area ballots this November", August 11, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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