Transportation Sales Tax Renewal Expenditure Plan
On November 6, 2018, after unanimous approval by the 11 Cities and Towns and the County of Marin, 76.7% of Marin voters approved the renewal and 30-year extension of the 1/2-cent transportation sales tax and expenditure plan. The first ½-cent transportation sales tax was passed in 2004 with 71.2% voter approval. The renewal plan is a detailed document that defines how the ½-cent transportation sales tax would fund our core transportation needs in Marin.
The Expenditure Plan sets-out a clear path to fund our core transportation needs of highest priority to the public, including local street and road maintenance, Safe Routes to Schools programs, high quality transit service and highway and interchange improvements. The plan was developed starting in late 2016 with broad input from agencies and community members including, local neighborhood, business, civic, and advocacy groups.
The Measure A/AA – Transportation Sales Tax Strategic Plan, adopted in July 2023, is a comprehensive document guiding the allocation of sales tax revenue over 30 years. With comprehensive policies and procedures corresponding to principles outlined in the Expenditure Plan approved by voters, this guiding document provides the necessary assurance to project and program sponsors, as well as the banking community, that TAM is managing its sales tax funds well. For additional background regarding the 2023 Strategic Plan, view the July 27, 2023 TAM Board meeting Staff Memo.
See the following documents for more background and information on the Measure A renewal effort.