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Supes kick road tax down the road

The proposed one-quarter-cent sales-tax hike to improve the county’s roads won’t be on the November ballot after all. Instead, the measure is probably headed to a March 3, 2015, special election.

At Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting, Supervisors David Rabbit and Mike McGuire, who comprised an ad hoc road committee, surprised even their fellow supervisors when they suggested postponing the road tax vote until November 2015. At the meeting, the supervisors were supposed to approve language to put the measure on the ballot this November.

“I was blindsided,” said 1st District Supervisor Susan Gorin. “And Supervisor (Shirley) Zane was too.”

“I expected us to ratify the final wording for the November ballot,” she added.

But McGuire and Rabbit were concerned about all the competing tax measures that will be on the November ballot.


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