$8.8 billion Riverside County sales tax takes step toward November 2020 ballot

Officials are moving ahead with plans to ask Riverside County voters in 2020 to increase the sales tax, to accelerate regional transportation projects currently on the shelf because there isn’t enough money for them.

And they are putting together a list of road and rail improvements that might be paid for by such a measure.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Riverside County Transportation Commission voted 29-2 to approve a tentative list commissioners intend to refine in January.