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December 13, 2019



The community college bond coming up next year.

Paloma Ave

In an area where a democrat HAS NEVER opposed a new tax, the voters continue to elect a democrat.

Barking Dog

Jan 1, 2021 I give myself a raise becoming a Nevada "resident". Bye Bye long arm of the California tax machine for me...


The Caltrain Board is still mulling which tax to send to voters.....

As deadlines approach for placing regional tax measures on the November ballot, Caltrain board members seem to favor one of two proposed approaches for funding the railroad: a eighth-cent sales tax in the three counties served by Caltrain.

The other proposal is a Bay Area-wide one-cent sales tax increase known as FASTER Bay Area that would generate $100 billion for transit over the next 40 years.

Caltrain board members are concerned that even if FASTER Bay Area makes it onto the November ballot — lawmakers in Sacramento are currently weighing whether to do so — it may not sufficiently benefit Caltrain.



In the hunt for a silver lining in all this:

The coalition working to place a 1 cent sales tax hike for public transportation on the November ballot announced Tuesday the effort is being put on hold because of the spread of novel coronavirus.

Known as FASTER Bay Area, the sales tax would have raised $100 billion over several decades for regional rail and express bus projects, among others. The coalition promoting the tax includes the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the Bay Area Council, two business advocacy organizations, as well as urban planning organization SPUR.


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