San Francisco Vehicle Registration Fee, Measure AA (November 2010)

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A San Francisco Vehicle Registration Fee, Measure AA was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in San Francisco.[1] It was approved.

Under the terms of Measure AA, San Francisco voters will have to pay $10 more every year to register their vehicles than they currently do. A simple majority vote was required for passage.

It is anticipated that the new tax on cars will bring in about $5 million more each year to San Francisco's coffers. The money from the tax will be dedicated to pay for street repair, pedestrian safety and transit reliability improvement projects. These costs are currently paid out of the city's general operating fund.

Election results

  • Yes: 156,016 (58.77%) Approveda
  • No: 109,434 (41.23%)

Election results are from the San Francisco elections division as of November 26, 2010.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure AA: Shall the San Francisco County Transportation Authority add $10 to the annual registration fee for vehicles registered in San Francisco to fund transportation projects involving street repairs and reconstruction, pedestrian safety, and transit reliability improvements?[2]

Path to the ballot

So-called "county congestion agencies" are allowed to place measures like this on the ballot under a law passed by the California State Legislature in October 2009.[3] In San Francisco, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors acts as the County Transportation Authority Board and at their meeting on July 20, 2010, the board voted 8-3 to put the vehicle registration fee question on the November ballot.

Supervisors John Avalos, David Chiu and Eric Mar voted against putting the measure on the ballot.[1]

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 San Francisco Chronicle, "Mayoral 'question time' goes to voters," July 21, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Contra Costa Times, "Car fee increase to go before Alameda County voters in November," July 15, 2010