Motorists Vote 2020: Sonoma County, CA sales tax extension for roads, infrastructure approved for November ballot

When Sonoma County voters mail in ballots or head to their polling places in November, they’ll decide if the countywide sales tax that supports roads, other infrastructure and bus service should be renewed for another 20 years.

The county transportation authority’s board of directors on Monday voted 11-1 to approve seeking early extension of the quarter-cent tax. Concerns over economic uncertainty related to the coronavirus pandemic failed to weaken support among board members for placing the measure on the ballot, in what is thought the optimal time during a presidential election to pass it when voter turnout is expected to be high.