SITUATION: The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is seeking public input on a draft spending plan for the city’s half-cent sales tax, which will go on the ballot for renewal as soon as next June. The SF Board of Supervisors, acting as the Transportation Authority Board, directs revenue toward projects city-wide, such as construction on the Central Subway and the purchase of new MUNI vehicles.
SITUATION: San Francisco voters first passed the half-cent sales tax in 1989 and renewed it in 2003. Current plans are to develop the 30-year spending plan, formally called an Expenditure Plan, and the Board of Supervisors are expected to vote by the end of February on whether to place the Expenditure Plan and sales tax renewal on the June ballot.
ACTION: San Francisco residents can:
- Fill out a survey at https://www.research.net/r/transportation-sales-tax
- Participate in a virtual town hall taking place 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16 https://www.sfcta.org/events/expenditure-plan-virtual-town-hall-0
- Find more details at https://www.sfcta.org/ExpenditurePlan
A 27-person Expenditure Plan Advisory Committee will then make recommendations next month to the SFCTA Board.