Measure W – Motor Vehicle Fee Increase

The Sonoma County Transportation Authority has asked the voters to approve a $10 increase in the motor vehicle registration fee. If approved, the fee (tax) would be imposed in perpetuity for bus transit, bike and walking trials. It is expected this fee will generate $5 million a year in revenue. A majority vote is required for approval.

Association’s Recommendation: No.
When is enough, enough? The voters passed Measure M, a quarter cent sales tax increase, to take care of these issues. Yes, sales tax revenues are down, but that is a temporary situation. What is being proposed is a tax in perpetuity. The County has one of the highest unemployment rates in the State. We are in a economic recession of historic proportions and yet the County wants to nickel and dime vehicle owners.

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