By Denis Cuff : bayareanewsgroup.com – excerpt
Alameda County voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to double their sales tax for transportation in a campaign being widely watched to gauge the public’s appetite for paying more taxes for roads, freeways and public transit.
Passage of Measure B1 by a two-thirds majority would make Alameda the first county in Northern California to boost its transportation sales tax to 1 cent. The current rate is a half-cent.
The tax would become permanent, too, unlike two previous half-cent taxes on Alameda County measures that had sunset dates… (more)