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November 2008 Election: Yes on Measure Q (Sonoma & Marin Counties)

Courtesy of In 2006, voters in Marin and Sonoma Counties very narrowly turned down a 1/4-percent sales tax whose proceeds would fund Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), the project that would rehabilitate the 70-mile right of way (formerly of Northwestern Pacific) between Cloverdale in northern Sonoma County and Larkspur in Marin County. This year, … Continue reading

A SMART Pipe Dream

Please click here to read the previous post, which adds a bit of context and motivation for this post. Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) will likely be going up for the ballot again this November. Most recently, in the November 2006 election, the Measure R quarter-cent sales tax for SMART failed — falling just … Continue reading


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