• Marin & Sonoma

YES on Measure I

Result – Loss

Although 52% of Sonoma and Marin County voters said YES to extending a ¼-cent sales tax for the SMART train to reduce traffic and provide transportation alternatives in the North Bay, that was not enough to reach the 2/3rds supermajority required to pass Measure I. This result matches region-wide voter hesitancy to increase sales taxes due to economic uncertainty. Additionally, fierce opposition was fueled by hundreds of thousands of dollars in spending from an influential developer’s family.