The CAIR-SFBA City and County Ballot Measures Voter Guide serves to empower voters on issues that impact them and assist them in making decisions at the polls.

Our policy and advocacy staff apply a civil rights lens to weigh implications for how each measure could promote racial, gender, economic, and social justice in our community – especially the most vulnerable among us. We also consider the stances of our partner organizations.

Each stance is vetted by multiple staff, executive leaders, and members of our board to determine whether we align on recommending that voters vote Yes or No.

CAIR-SFBA did not take positions on bonds, given that interest is involved.  We also did not support measures with the possibility of police funding since CAIR has supported reducing police department budgets to instead reinvest in critical social services, health, education, and other beneficial programs.

If we did not take a position on a measure, we did not include it in the guide, in light of the sheer volume of it even as is since there were dozens of measures for the nine Bay Area counties that were analyzed.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 408.986.9874 or take part in any of our ballot-filling or text banking parties. 

Looking for CAIR-CA’s statewide guide? See this webpage.

MEASURE W
ALAMEDA County – sales Tax

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall a County of Alameda ordinance be adopted to establish a half-percent sales tax for 10 years, to provide essential County services, including housing and services for those experiencing homelessness, mental health services, job training, social safety net, and other general fund services, providing approximately $150,000,000 annually, with annual audits and citizen oversight? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize a half-percent sales tax for 10 years to fund essential County services, including housing and services for the unhoused, mental health services, job training, and other services. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize a half-percent sales tax. 

MEASURE Z
City of ALAMEDACity Charter Amendment: Multi-family 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the measure amending the City Charter to repeal the prohibition against the building of multi-family housing in Alameda and amending the City Charter and the General Plan to repeal the citywide density limitation of one housing unit per 2,000 square feet of land be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would amend the Alameda City Charter to repeal a prohibition of building multi-family housing and density limitations. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize changes to the City Charter. 

MEASURE BB
CITY OF ALBANY – Ranked Choice Voting 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall a measure be adopted to change the current method of electing City Council and Board of Education Members from obtaining a plurality of votes to Ranked Choice Voting, in order to make Albany’s elections more representative of the votes and preferences of its voters? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize amending the Albany Municipal Code to change both the City’s and Albany Unified School District’s election system from plurality at large to Ranked Choice Voting. 

A NO vote on this measure would keep the plurality election system. 

MEASURE CC
CITY OF ALBANY  Real Property Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To support City of Albany general services, with funding that cannot be taken by Sacramento, including: emergency response services, environmental, community services, and local business programs, shall a measure increasing the City’s real property transfer tax rate from $11.50 to $15.00 per $1,000 purchased, providing an additional $392,000 annually, until ended by voters, with all funds remaining local, be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would increase the real property transfer tax rate to $15 per $1,000 purchased to fund the City of Albany’s general services. 

A NO vote on this measure would keep the real property transfer tax rate to $11.50 per $1,000 purchased. 

MEASURE DD
CITY OF ALBANY – Utility Users’ Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To support City of Albany general services including: disaster and emergency preparedness, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, emergency response, and environmental sustainability, shall a measure increasing the City’s utility users’ tax from 7% to 9.5% for gas and electric service, and applying the tax to water service at 7.5%, providing an additional $675,000 annually until ended by voters, exempting self-generated energy, exempting low-income households, requiring independent audits, with all funds remaining local, be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would increase the City’s utility users’ tax to 9.5% for gas and electric service and 7.5% for water service to fund general services including disaster and emergency preparedness, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, emergency response, and environmental sustainability. 

A NO vote on this measure would keep the City’s utility users’ tax of 7%. 

MEASURE EE
CITY OF ALBANY – Paramedic Advanced Life Support Fire Engines and Ambulance Special Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To maintain City of Albany paramedic, advanced life support, fire engine and ambulance service, with funding that cannot be taken by Sacramento; shall a measure increasing the annual current paramedic advanced life support fire engine and ambulance service special tax from $23.66 to $68 per assigned residential unit, providing an additional $359,600 annually until ended by voters, exempting very low-income residents, with annual independent audits, with all funds remaining local, be adopted? 

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would increase the annual current paramedic advanced life support fire engine and ambulance service special tax to $68 per assigned residential unit. 

A NO vote on this measure would keep the City’s paramedic advanced life support fire engine and ambulance service special tax of $23.66 per assigned residential unit. 

MEASURE FF
CITY OF BERKELEY – Fire OES Wildfire Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall an ordinance enacting a tax at a rate of $0.1047 per square foot of improvements, which is estimated to generate $8.5 million annually for firefighting, emergency medical response, 91communications services, hazard mitigation, and wildfire prevention and preparednessuntil repealed by the voters, be adopted? 

66.6667% vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would enact a tax of $0.1047 per square foot to fund emergency services. 

A NO vote on this measure would not enact a new tax. 

MEASURE G
CITY OF BERKELEY – Transportation Network Companies General Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall an ordinance enacting a tax on users of Transportation Network Companies for prearranged trips originating in Berkeley, at a rate of 50 cents per trip for private trips and 25 cents per trip for pooled trips, regardless of the number of passengers on the trip, which is estimated to generate $910,000 annually for general municipal services in the City of Berkeley until January 1, 2041, be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would enact a tax of 50 cents per rideshare trip for private trips and 25 cents per trip for pooled trips to fund general municipal services. 

A NO vote on this measure would not enact a new tax. 

MEASURE HH
CITY OF BERKELEY – Utility Users Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall an ordinance increasing the Utility Users Tax on electricity and gas from 7.5% to 10%, with exemptions for low-income users, for general municipal services, including programs to equitably reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, and authorizing the City Council to increase the gas users tax by an additional 2.5%, with the total tax estimated to generate $2.4 million annually, until repealed by the voters, be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would increase the Utility Users Tax on electricity and gas to 10% to fund general municipal services and programs to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, and authorize the City Council to increase the gas users tax by an additional 2.5%. 

A NO vote on this measure would keep the Utility Users Tax at 7.5% and not authorize an additional 2.5% tax by the City Council. 

MEASURE II
CITY OF BERKELEY – Charter Amendment: Police 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the measure amending the Berkeley City Charter to create an independent Berkeley Police Accountability Board and Director of Police Accountability to provide oversight of the Berkeley PolicDepartment (BPD) policies, practices, and proceduresobtain access to records; investigate complaints filed by members of the public against sworn employees of the Departmentand recommend discipline of sworn employees of the BPD based upon a preponderance of the evidence, be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would approve a Charter Amendment to create an independent Berkeley Police Accountability Board and Director of Police Accountability. 

A NO vote on this measure would not approve a Charter Amendment to create an independent Berkeley Police Accountability Board and Director of Police Accountability. 

MEASURE jj
CITY OF BERKELEY – Charter Amendment: Council Salaries 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the measure amending the City Charter to provide that compensation for the office of Mayor be set at Alameda County’s median three-person household income from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and that of Councilmembers maintained at 63% of the Mayor’s compensation, with annual increases based on changes in Area Median Income, but which may be lowered for unexcused Council meeting absences or negotiated salary reductions for City employees, be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would approve a Charter Amendment to set the compensation of the office of Mayor and Councilmembers. 

A NO vote on this measure would not approve a Charter Amendment to set the compensation of the office of Mayor and Councilmembers. 

MEASURE KK
CITY OF BERKELEY – Charter Amendment: Admin and City Attorney 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the measure amending the City Charter to eliminate the residency requirement for sworn members of the fire department, conform the provisions of Article V, Section 9.5, and Section 10 regarding the eligibility requirements for the Redistricting Commission to state law, remove gender-specific language and amend Article VII, Section 28 and Article XVI, Section 113 to update terms and duties of the office of City Attorney be adopted?  

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would approve a Charter Amendment to eliminate the residency requirement for sworn members of the fire departmentremove gender-specific language, and update the terms and duties of the City Attorney 

A NO vote on this measure would not approve amendments to the City Charter. 

MEASURE LL
CITY OF BERKELEY – Gann Appropriation Limitation 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the City’s appropriation limit under Article XlllB of the California Constitution be increased to allow expenditure of the proceeds of City taxes and income from the investment of those taxes for fiscal years 202through 2024?  

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would increase the appropriation limit in the California Constitution, authorizing the City to spend tax revenues beyond the limit. 

A NO vote on this measure would not increase the appropriation limit in the California Constitution. 

MEASURE MM
CITY OF BERKELEY – Rent Stabilization Ordinance 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the measure amending the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance to: prohibit eviction of qualifying tenants for nonpayment of rent during state or local emergencies; authorize the Rent Stabilization Board to set registration fees for certain partially exempt units; and limit the Accessory Dwelling Unit exemption to owner-occupied properties with a single-family home and one accessory unit be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize amendments to the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize amendments to the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance. 

MEASURE NN
CITY OF HAYWARD – Transient Occupancy Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To support City of Hayward services, including: repairing streets and sidewalks; 911 emergency and firefighter response times; disaster preparedness; extended library hours and after-school programs; and other general City services with revenue that cannot be taken by the State; shall the City of Hayward increase the transient occupancy tax paid only by hotel and motel guests from 8.5% to no more than 14%, providing an estimated $3,000,000 annually, until repealed by voters, all funds benefiting Hayward? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize an increase in the transient occupancy tax to no more than 14% to fund street repairs, emergency response times, disaster preparedness, extended hours for the library and after-school programs, and other City services.  

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize an increase in the transient occupancy tax.

MEASURE OO
CITY OF HAYWARD – Charter Amendment 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To create more opportunities for residents to volunteer, and to honor Hayward’s commitment to diversity, shall the Charter of the City of Hayward be amended to eliminate the requirement of being qualified elector/registered voter tserve on City Council-appointed advisory commissions, and shall the Charter be amended to eliminate gender-based designations and titles and instead use neutral, gender-free designations and titles?  

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize amendments to the City Charter to remove the requirement of being a qualified elector or registered voter to serve on a Council-appointed advisory commission and to remove gender-based designations and titles in the Charter. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize amendments to the City Charter.  

MEASURE QQ
CITY OF OAKLAND – Charter Amendment 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall a measure amending the City of Oakland Charter to authorize the City Council, by adoption of an ordinance, to authorize persons aged 16 and above, who are otherwise eligible to vote under state and local law, to vote for the Office of School Board Director, be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would amend the Oakland City Charter to authorize the City Council to adopt an ordinance allowing people 16 and older to vote for the Office of School Board Director. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize amending the Oakland City Charter. 

MEASURE SS2
CITY OF OAKLAND – Charter Amendment 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall Oakland’s City Charter be amended to: (1) modify the powers, duties and staffing of the Police Commission and the Community Police Review Agency (“CPRA”), including empowering the Police Commission to hire and/or contract for one or more attorney advisors and empowering the CPRA’s Director to hire staff attorneys; and (2) create an Office of Inspector General to review and report on the policies and practices of the Police Department and CPRA? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize amending the City Charter to modify the duties of the Police Commissioand the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA) and create and Office of Inspector General to report on the practices of the Police Department and CPRA. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize amending the City Charter.  

MEASURE TT 
CITY OF PIEDMONT – Real Property Conveyance Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the City of Piedmont, to be in alignment with neighboring East Bay Cities, increase the real estate transfer tax from $13.00 to $17.50 per $1,000 of transfer price, generating $948,462 annually until ended by voters, to provide general tax revenue for city services and to repair and maintain city facilities including police and fire stations, parks, and recreation facilities, and other city infrastructure, be adopted?  

Percentage Needed to Pass: 50%+1 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize increasing the real estate transfer tax to $17.50 to fund city services, repairs, and other infrastructure. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize increasing the real estate transfer tax to $17.50 to fund city services, repairs, and other infrastructure.

1 CITY OF ALAMEDA CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS. (n.d.). Retrieved August 26, 2020, from http://bit.ly/alamedacitycharter

2 Oakland, California, Police Oversight and Inspector General Charter Amendment (November 2020). (n.d.). Retrieved August 28, 2020, from https://ballotpedia.org/Oakland,_California,_Police_Oversight_and_Inspector_General_Charter_Amendment_(November_2020)

MEASURE X 
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY – Sales Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To keep Contra Costa’s regional hospital open and staffed; fund community health centers; provide timely fire and emergency response; support crucial safety-net services; invest in early childhood services; protect vulnerable populations; and for other essential county services, shall the Contra Costa County measure levying a ½ cent sales tax, exempting food sales, providing an estimated $81,000,000 annually for 20 years that the State cannot take, requiring fiscal accountability, with funds benefitting County residents, be adopted? 

Majority Vote Required to Pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize levying a ½ cent sales tax to fund the Contra Costa regional hospital, health centers, emergency response, safety-net services, early childhood services, and other essential county services.  

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize levying a ½ cent sales tax to fund the Contra Costa regional hospital, health centers, emergency response, safety-net services, early childhood services, and other essential county services. 

MEASURE W 
County Service Area R-7 (Alamo Parks and Recreation) 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the appropriations limit under California Article XIII-B for County Service Area R-7 (Alamo Parks and Recreation) be increased to $1,750,000 and adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living and population, with the increase effective for the Fiscal Years 2019/2020 through 2023/2024 (inclusive) to provide for the expenditure of funds that will be available to the Service Area during the stated fiscal years? 

Majority Vote Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize an increase in the appropriation limit to $1,750,000 for the Alamo Parks and Recreation Service Area. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize an increase in the appropriation limit to $1,750,000 for the Alamo Parks and Recreation Service Area. 

MEASURE R 
CITY OF ORINDA – Sales Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To help maintain and enhance essential City services, including wildfire risk reduction throughout Orinda, preparation for emergencies and disasters, repair of public storm drains, continued public street maintenance, and other city services, shall the City of Orinda increase its existing one-half cent sales tax to one cent, which would generate approximately $2.4 million annually for a period of twenty years, with financial audits, public review of all expenditures, and a citizens’ oversight committee?  

Majority Vote Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize an increase in the add-on sales tax from 0.5 percent to 1.0 percent and continue it for 20 years to fund wildfire risk reduction and disaster preparation. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize an increase to the sales tax. 

3 November 3, 2020 – Measure L. (n.d.). Retrieved August 28, 2020, from https://www.marincounty.org/depts/rv/election-info/election-schedule/page-data/tabs-collection/2020/nov-3/measure/measurel

MEASURE L4
SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To ensure quality education in local schools with stable local funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Shoreline Unified School District’s measure to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math programs; maintain art and music programs; provide specialized reading and writing programs, and attract and retain qualified teachers; be adopted, renewing the current $212 per parcel rate without any increase, raising $1,000,000 annually, for 8 years, with senior exemptions, independent oversight, and all funds benefiting local students?  

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize renewing the current $212 per parcel rate to fund local schools and student services related to COVID-19. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize renewing the parcel tax.

4 November 3, 2020 – Measure L. (n.d.). Retrieved August 28, 2020, from https://www.marincounty.org/depts/rv/election-info/election-schedule/page-data/tabs-collection/2020/nov-3/measure/measurel

MEASURE C 
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Removing Citizenship Requirements for Members of City Bodies – Charter Amendment 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the City amend the Charter to remove the requirement that people serving on City boards, commissions, and advisory bodies be registered voters and U.S. citizens, and continue to require those people be old enough to vote in City elections and be San Francisco residents?  

50%+1 affirmative votes to pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would allow non-citizen San Francisco residents of voting age to serve on Policy Bodies. 

A NO vote on this measure would keep the requirement for only San Francisco citizens of voting age to serve on Policy Bodies. 

MEASURE D 
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Sheriff Oversight – Charter Amendment 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the City amend the Charter to create a Sheriff’s Department Office of Inspector General and a Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board that would make recommendations to the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors about the operations of the Sheriff’s Department? 

50%+1 affirmative votes to pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize the creation of Sheriff’s Department Office of Inspector General and a Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board that will 1) appoint an Inspector General, 2) develop a use of force policy, 3) investigate the death of any individual, 4) receive, review, and investigate complaints, 5) develop policy recommendations. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize the creation of a Sheriff’s Department Office of Inspector General and a Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. 

MEASURE E 
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Police Staffing – Charter Amendment 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the City amend the Charter to remove the requirement that the San Francisco Police Department maintain a minimum of 1,971 full-duty sworn police officers and replace the requirement with regular evaluations of police staffing levels?  

50%+1 affirmative votes to pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize amending the Charter to allow for regular evaluations of San Francisco Police Department staffing levels and remove the staffing requirement to maintain a minimum of 1,971 full-duty officers. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize changing the Charter and will maintain the requirement of having a minimum of 1,971 full-time police officers on staff.  

MEASURE F 
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Business Tax Overhaul – Charter Amendment 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the City eliminate the payroll expense tax; permanently increase the registration fee for some businesses by $230-460, decreasing it for others; permanently increase gross receipts tax rates to 0.105-1.040%, exempting more small businesses; permanently increase the administrative office tax rate to 1.61%; if the City loses certain lawsuits, increase gross receipts tax rates on some businesses by 0.175-0.690% and the administrative office tax rate by 1.5%, and place a new 1% or 3.5% tax on gross receipts from commercial leases, for 20 years; and make other business tax changes; for estimated annual revenue of $97 million?  

50%+1 affirmative votes to pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize tax relief for sectors impacted by the pandemic by eliminating payroll tax, modifying the gross receipts tax rates including exempting small businesses, providing funding for child care, early education, services for those homeless, and other essential services, and generating new revenue by increasing gross receipts taxes for certain taxpayers and by imposing a general tax from the lease of certain commercial space and other changes to business taxes. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize these changes to tax rates.  

MEASURE G 
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Youth Voting in Local Elections – Charter Amendment 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the City amend the Charter to allow San Francisco residents to vote for local candidates and local ballot measures if they are U.S. citizens, at least 16 years old and registered to vote?  

50%+1 affirmative votes to pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would allow for 16 and 17-year-olds registered US citizens who are San Francisco residents to vote for local candidates and local ballot measures. 

A NO vote on this measure would not keep the existing voter eligibility of 18-year-old US citizens.

MEASURE H 
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Neighborhood Commercial Districts and City Permitting 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

“Shall the City change the Planning Code for neighborhood commercial districts to increase permissible uses, eliminate public notification processes for new permitted uses, and require an expedited process for permits?” 

50%+1 affirmative votes to pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize changing the San Francisco Planning Code to simplify permit processes and increase permissible areas allowing for storefront use, outdoor dining, and “pop-up” retail, among other uses. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize changing the San Francisco Planning Code. 

MEASURE I8
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Real Estate Transfer Tax  

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

“Shall the City permanently increase the transfer tax rate on sales and leases of 35 years or more of real estate, to 5.50% on those transactions of $10 million to $25 million, and to 6.00% on those transactions of $25 million or more, for an estimated average revenue of $196 million a year?”  

50%+1 affirmative votes to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize doubling the real estate transfer tax on properties valued over $10 million raising an estimated $196 million annually to fund the Emergency Rent Resolution and Relief Fund and Housing Stability Fund. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize increasing the real estate transfer tax. 

MEASURE J 
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Parcel Tax for San Francisco Unified School District 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the City replace its 2018 Parcel Tax for the San Francisco Unified School District with a new tax that changes the annual tax rate from $320 per parcel to $288 per parcel, adjusted for inflation each year, and with an exemption for people age 65 or older, until June 30, 2038, for an estimated revenue of $48.1 million a year?”  

Percentage Needed to Pass: 66 2/3   

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize replacing the sunsetting 2018 Parcel Tax of $320 with a new parcel tax of $288 through June 30, 2038. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize replacing the 2018 Parcel Tax. 

MEASURE K 
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Affordable Housing Authorization  

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

“Shall the City have the authority to own, develop, construct, acquire, or rehabilitate up to 10,000 units of low-income rental housing in San Francisco? 

50%+1 affirmative votes to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would give the City of San Francisco the authority to own, develop, construct, acquire, or rehabilitate up to 10,000 units of low-income rental housing. 

A NO vote on this measure would not give the City of San Francisco the authority to own, develop, construct, acquire, or rehabilitate up to 10,000 units of low-income rental housing. 

MEASURE L
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Business Tax  

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

“Shall the City place an additional tax permanently on some businesses in San Francisco when their highest-paid managerial employee earns more than 100 times the median compensation paid to their employees in San Francisco, where the additional tax rate would be between 0.1%-0.6% of gross receipts or between 0.4%-2.4% of payroll expense for those businesses in San Francisco, for an estimated revenue of between $60-140 million a year?”  

50%+1 affirmative votes to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize an additional permanent tax on businesses that have their highest-paid management earning more than 100 times the median compensation paid to their employees in San Francisco. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize an additional permanent tax. 

MEASURE RR 
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO– Caltrain Sales Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To preserve Caltrain service and support regional economic recovery, prevent traffic congestion, make Caltrain more affordable and accessible, reduce air pollution with cleaner and quieter electric trains, make travel times faster, and increase Caltrain frequency and capacity between Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties, shall the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board’s resolution levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax with oversight and audits, providing approximately $100 million annually for Caltrain that the State cannot take away, be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 66 2/3 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax to fund Caltrain improvements. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax. 

6 Shen, Andrew. “November 3, 2020 Ballot Questions,” August 10, 2020. https://sfelections.sfgov.org/sites/default/files/Documents/candidates/2020Nov/Nov2020_BallotQuestions.pdf.

7 “Department of Elections.” Measures | Department of Elections. Accessed September 15, 2020. https://sfelections.sfgov.org/measures.

8 San Franciscans for a Fair Recovery. Accessed September 18, 2020. https://www.fairrecoverysf.com/.

MEASURE V 
CITY OF EAST PALO ALTO – Transient Occupancy Tax  

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall a measure to impose an increase to the City’s current Transient Occupancy Tax rate of 12%, paid by a person who rents a hotel room, by a 1% increase on January 1, 2022, and another 1% on January 1, 2023, for a total rate of 14%, estimated to raise $195,000 the first year, and $390,000 annually thereafter, for affordable housing development, acquisition and rehabilitation activities, which shall continue unless repealed by the voters, be adopted? 

2/3 Voter Approval Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize one to two percent increase in the Transient Occupancy Tax rate to fund development, acquisition, and/or rehabilitation of affordable housing. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize aincrease in the Transient Occupancy Tax and would keep it at 12%. 

MEASURE RR 
PENINSULA CORRIDOR JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY – Caltrain Sales Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To preserve Caltrain service and support regional economic recovery, prevent traffic congestion, make Caltrain more affordable and accessible, reduce air pollution with cleaner and quieter electric trains, make travel times faster, and increase Caltrain frequency and capacity between Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties, shall the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board’s resolution levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax with oversight and audits, providing approximately $100 million annually for Caltrain that the State cannot take away, be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 66 2/3 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax to fund Caltrain improvements. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax. 

9 “Current Election.” San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Elections, October 16, 2018. https://www.smcacre.org/current-election.

MEASURE B
TOWN OF LOS GATOS – Term Limit Ordinance 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the measure proposing a term limit ordinance to require that after serving two (2) four (4) year terms, a Town Council Member is not eligible to run for the Town Council or to be appointed to a vacancy unless a period of four years has elapsed since their last service on Town Council, be adopted?  

Majority Vote Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would limit a town council member’s term to serving no more than two (2) four (4) year terms unless four years have passed since their last service on the town council. 

A NO vote on this measure would not limit a town council member’s term to serving no more than two (2) four (4) year terms unless four years have passed since their last service on the town council. 

MEASURE G 
CITY OF SAN JOSE– Charter Amendment 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Shall the City Charter be amended to: expand the Independent Police Auditor’s oversight, including review of officer-involved shootings and use of force incidents causing death or great bodily injury, review of department-initiated investigations against officers, and other technical amendments; increase the Planning Commission to 11 members with Council appointing one member from each Council District and one “at-large” member; and allow the Council to establish timelines for redistricting when Census results are late?  

Majority Vote Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize amending the City Charter to expand the Independent Police Auditor’s oversight. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize amending the City Charter to expand the Independent Police Auditor’s oversight. 

MEASURE I 
SAN JOSE-EVERGREEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To provide locally controlled funding for community colleges to attract and retain quality faculty; provide assistance with food, housing, fees, books, transportation, and internet access so students can complete their degrees; prepare students for transfer to UC and CSU schools, and career and job training, shall San Jose Evergreen Community College District’s measure levying $18 per parcel for 9 years ($4,500,000 annually), be adopted, with citizens’ oversight, and all funds used locally?  

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize levying a tax of $18 per parcel for 9 years to fund job training, student support, and affordability. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize levying a new parcel tax. 

MEASURE K 
FRANKLIN-MCKINLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To improve the quality of education and enhance student achievement, by expanding reading, counseling and tutoring programs for at-risk students; maintaining small class sizes, enhancing reading math, and science programs; retaining teachers; and expanding student access to after school programs, shall Franklin-McKinley School District’s measure levying $72.00 per parcel annually for five years, be adopted, raising $1.2 million annually, have no funds for administrators’ salaries, provide a senior citizens’ exemption and have all funds stay local?  

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize levying a tax of $72 per parcel annually for five years for 9 years to improve the quality of education and enhance student achievement. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize levying a new parcel tax. 

MEASURE L 
CAMPBELL UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To ensure students receive engaging distance learning instruction that accelerates learning and can safely return to in-person school with smaller class sizes to facilitate social distancing guidelines as the pandemic subsides, shall the Campbell Union High School District measure be adopted renewing an existing $85 annual parcel tax that can be ended by voters, providing approximately $4,814,485 annually, exempting senior and qualified disabled citizens, subject to independent oversight, annual audits, and local control?  

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize renewing an $85 annual parcel tax to provide modifications so students can safely return to in-person school by facilitating social distancing guidelines. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize renewing an $85 annual parcel tax. 

MEASURE M 
FREMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To renew its existing parcel tax without increasing the annual levy, support strong academic programs in reading, writing, math, science, technology and engineering, and prepare students for college and careers by attracting and retaining high quality teachers and staff, shall the Fremont Union High School District measure to renew its existing $98 parcel tax providing approximately $5 million annually for 8 years, with citizen oversight, exemptions for seniors, and all funds benefitting local high schools be adopted?  

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize renewing an existing $98 parcel tax for eight years to support strong academic programs and teaching staff. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize renewing an existing $98 parcel tax. 

MEASURE N 
LOMA PRIETA JOINT UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To support high academic achievement for local students and provide stable local funding to maintain outstanding core academic programs in reading, writing, math, history and science, retain qualified and experienced teachers, and prepare students for an excellent high school, shall Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District’s measure be adopted, extending without increasing its $164 school parcel tax for seven years raising $328,000 annually, with senior exemptions, independent citizen oversight, and all funds benefitting local students?  

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize extending an existing $164 parcel tax for seven years to support strong academic programs and teaching staff. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize renewing an existing $164 parcel tax. 

MEASURE O 
PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To renew expiring local school funding that cannot be taken by the State; preserve excellence in academic programs, including science, math, reading, writing, arts/music; attract/retain qualified teachers and minimize layoffs; support at-risk students; shall Palo Alto Unified School District’s measure be adopted, extending its current $836 parcel tax for six years, raising approximately $16,000,000 annually with senior exemptions, 2% annual inflation adjustment, independent citizen oversight, all funds benefiting local students?  

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize renewing an existing $836 parcel tax for six years to support strong academic programs, teaching staff, and at-risk students. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize renewing an existing $836 parcel tax. 

MEASURE S 
SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Safe, Clean Water, and Natural Flood Protection Program. 

Shall the measure to renew the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program which ensures public health and safety by: 

  • protecting drinking water supply, dams from earthquakes and climate change; 
  • reducing pollution, toxins and contaminants in waterways; and 
  • providing flood protection; 

by renewing Santa Clara Valley Water District’s existing parcel tax without increasing rates, averaging $.006 per square foot annually as described in Resolution 20-64 until ended by voters, raising approximately $45,500,000 annually, with qualifying senior exemption, annual audits, independent citizen oversight be adopted?  

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize renewing an existing $0.006 per square foot parcel tax to support the Safe, Clean Water, and Natural Flood Protection Program. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize renewing an existing $0.006 per square foot parcel tax. 

MEASURE T 
SANTA CLARA VALLEY OPEN SPACE AUTHORITY – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To continue protecting and preserving natural open spaces without increasing tax rates by: 

  • managing land and water to reduce wildfires and floods; 
  • protecting land around creeks to prevent pollution and improve water quality; 
  • creating urban parks; 
  • preserving wildlife habitats; and, preserving family farms, and healthy food sources; 

shall the measure to renew Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority’s existing $24 annual parcel tax with no increase, generating approximately $8,000,000 annually, until ended by voters, with oversight/audits, be adopted?  

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize renewing an existing $24 annual parcel tax to support protecting and preserving natural open spaces. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize renewing an existing $24 annual parcel tax. 

MEASURE RR 
PENINSULA CORRIDOR JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY – Caltrain Sales Tax  

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To preserve Caltrain service and support regional economic recovery, prevent traffic congestion, make Caltrain more affordable and accessible, reduce air pollution with cleaner and quieter electric trains, make travel times faster, and increase Caltrain frequency and capacity between Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties, shall the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board’s resolution levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax with oversight and audits, providing approximately $100 million annually for Caltrain that the State cannot take away, be adopted? 

Percentage Needed to Pass: 66 2/3 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax to fund Caltrain improvements. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax. 

10 “LIST OF LOCAL MEASURES.” Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. Accessed September 29, 2020. https://www.sccgov.org/sites/rov/Info/Nov2020/Documents/List%20of%20Local%20Measures.pdf.

MEASURE N12
LOMA PRIETA JOINT UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT– Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To support high academic achievement for local students and provide stable local funding to maintain outstanding core academic programs in reading, writing, math, history and science, retain qualified and experienced teachers, and prepare students for an excellent high school, shall Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District’s measure be adopted, extending without increasing its $164 school parcel tax for seven years raising $328,000 annually, with senior exemptions, independent citizen oversight, and all funds benefitting local students?  

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass 

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize extending an existing $164 parcel tax for seven years to support strong academic programs and teaching staff. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize renewing an existing $164 parcel tax. 

11 “Local Measures on the November 3 Ballot.” Nov 3 Local Measures. Accessed September 29, 2020. https://www.votescount.us/Home/UpcomingElections/November3,2020Election/Nov3LocalMeasures.aspx.

12 LPJUSD tax. Accessed September 21, 2020. https://www.votescount.us/Home/UpcomingElections/November3,2020Election/Nov3LocalMeasures/LPJUSDtax.aspx.

MEASURE Q 
CITY OF SUISUN CITY– Term Limits 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Except as provided below, no person shall be elected or appointed to more than four (4) terms as an elected Mayor or member of the City Council in the City of Suisun City. For the purposes of calculating the number of terms in the limitation on terms of office, the terms served by a person elected or appointed to an elected office of the City Council in the City of Suisun City shall be aggregated with terms served by that person in any other elected office of the City Council in the City of Suisun City. Except that a City Council member with four (4) terms can serve up to two (2) terms as Mayor.  

Majority Required to Pass

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize term limits for no more than four terms as either Councilmember or Mayor combined, with exceptions 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize term limits. 

13 Solano County – Registrar Of Voters. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/rov/default.asp.

MEASURE L 
SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To ensure quality education in local schools with stable local funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Shoreline Unified School District’s measure to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math programs; maintain art and music programs; provide specialized reading and writing programs; and attract and retain qualified teachers; be adopted, renewing the current $212 per parcel rate without any increase, raising $1,000,000 annually, for 8 years, with senior exemptions, independent oversight, and all funds benefiting local students?  

Majority Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize the District to renew the parcel tax of $212 to support education. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize the District to renew the parcel tax. 

MEASURE M 
CITY OF FORT ROSS SCHOOL DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To provide funds offsetting state revenue cuts for support of quality academic programs (including reading, writing, math, science, technology, enrichment activities, art, music, and drama), retention of highly qualified teachers, and library and transportation services, shall the Fort Ross Elementary School District be authorized to levy $48 per parcel annually for eight years (approximately $34,000 annual funds raised), provide a senior citizens’ exemption, and have funds stay local and not be taken by the State?  

Majority Required to Pass

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize the District to levy the education parcel tax of $48 per parcel. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize the District to levy the education parcel tax. 

MEASURE N 
SEBASTOPOL UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To provide stable funding the State cannot take away, not increase the existing tax rate, protect academic programs in reading assistance, writing, math, art, science, and music, retain qualified teachers, and maintain student counseling services, shall Sebastopol Union School District’s measure levying $76.00 per parcel annually for eight years, be adopted, raising $331,000 annually,  have no funds for administrators’ salaries, provide a senior citizens’ exemption and have all funds stay local?  

Majority Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize the District to levy the education parcel tax of $76 per parcel. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize the District to levy the education parcel tax. 

MEASURE O 
COUNTY OF SONOMA– Sales Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To provide local mental health and addiction services and facilities for children, adults, veterans, seniors and those experiencing homelessness including: permanent supportive housing; crisis assessment; emergency psychiatric care; early detection and intervention; suicide prevention; and opioid and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery, shall the County of Sonoma establish a countywide ¼ cent sales tax for ten years, providing approximately $25 million annually, with annual audits and citizen oversight to ensure funds are properly spent?  

Majority Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize the County to increase the sales tax rate one-quarter percent countywide to fund the behavioral health services. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize the County to increase the sales tax. 

MEASURE P 
COUNTY OF SONOMA – County Code 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

In order to increase law enforcement transparency and accountability and to build the public trust in County government and the Sheriff’s Office, shall Article XXVII of Title 2 of the Sonoma County Code be repealed and replaced by this measure to expand the oversight authority and independence of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) to investigate Sheriff related issues, revise and expand the duties and powers of the Community Advisory Council, compel production of records and witnesses, and review IOLERO’s performance of its duties?  

Majority Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize repealing and replacing the County code so that the oversight authority of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach would be expanded. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize repealing and replacing the County code. 

MEASURE Q 
CITY OF SANTA ROSA– Sales Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To continue locally controlled funding, that the state cannot take, and protect city services, including 911 emergency, paramedic and fire response; disaster, wildfire, and pandemic preparedness and response; keep city parks clean and safe; street/pothole repair; senior/youth programs; and other city services, shall Santa Rosa’s measure consolidating and extending existing voter-approved sales taxes without change to the current ½ cent rate for ten years only, providing approximately $18 million dollars annually, be adopted?   

Majority Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize extending for ten years the existing ½ cent sales tax to fund city services. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize extending the existing ½ cent sales tax. 

MEASURE T 
CITY OF HEALDSBURG – Transactions and Use Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To stabilize City finances, and maintain and protect essential City services, shall the City of Healdsburg adopt an ordinance to extend the one-half of one percent transactions and use tax, enacted by the voters in 2012 and currently in place until 2022 and generating approximately $2.1 million per year, with annual audits and review, and with all funds spent locally for the benefit of Healdsburg residents, until ended by voters?  

Majority Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize extending for ten years the half-cent transactions and use tax to fund essential city services and helping businesses negatively affected by the pandemic.  

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize extending the transactions and use tax. 

MEASURE AA 
TIMBER COVE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT – Parcel Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

To continue to protect lives and property, shall the Timber Cove Fire Protection District levy an annual parcel tax of $185 per parcel for 15 years, raising approximately $92,500 per year, to fund code-mandated higher-cost upgrades for firefighter, rescue and EMT training and date-stamped equipment in order to maintain current level of emergency medical, wildfire, rescue and hazardous conditions services, with all money staying local for the benefit of our community?   

Majority Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize the District to impose a parcel tax of $185 per parcel to fund emergency services. 

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize the District to impose a parcel tax. 

MEASURE DD 
SONOMA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY – Sales Tax 

CAIR-SFBA Recommendation: YES

SUMMARY 

Without raising taxes, shall the Sonoma County Transportation Authority implement the Go Sonoma Act to repair potholes; reduce congestion; make biking and walking safer; expand local bus service; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; improve evacuation routes; and enhance transportation services for students and seniors by continuing, for 20 years, the current ¼-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation, providing approximately $26 million annually?  

Majority Required to Pass  

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote on this measure would authorize continuing a quarter-percent sales tax to fund essential county services.   

A NO vote on this measure would not authorize continuing a quarter-percent sales tax. 

14 “County of Sonoma.” Measures | November 3 2020 Presidential Election | Elections | Registrar of Voters | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters | County of Sonoma. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/Elections/11-03-2020/Measures/.