By Jack Gray : napavalleyregister – excerpt
“Faster Bay Area” is a new nine-county regional tax increase proposal. This is being promoted by The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
Napa is represented in the nine-county region by Supervisors Ramos and Pedroza. The new proposal is part of the MTC’s actions intended to force people out of their private automobiles and onto inconvenient, unprofitable or non-existent public transit.
Like the Save the Bay parcel tax and the Regional Measure 3 toll increases on bay bridges it can be passed without Napa, Solano, Sonoma or Contra Costa county support based on population of the total nine-county ABAG/MTC region…(more)