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UNLOCKED: Measure A? Not OK! with Ilonka Zlatar
We speak with climate justice advocate Ilonka Zlatar about why Sacramento County’s Measure A is harmful to the environment & would put the region back decades in its push toward a climate-friendly future.
Backers of a Sacramento sales tax hike are lying to voters. They should reject Measure A
By Marcos Breton, The Sacramento Bee
3 sales tax increases are on Sacramento County ballots. Will inflation sink them?
By Maya Miller, The Sacramento Bee
How special interests exploited a loophole and put a Sacramento County tax hike on the ballot
The Sacramento Bee
Stop Measure A Before it Makes Traffic and Air Pollution Worse
“We ask our members in Sacramento County to Vote No on Measure A to protect air quality, reduce traffic, and reduce climate change impacts in the region.”
– Coalition for Clean Air
Sacramento County voters must reject Measure A, an $8.5 billion gift to special interests
The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board says “Measure A should be resoundingly rejected.”
Don’t be fooled by Measure A
Don’t be fooled by the greenwashing of big business and developers who want to line their pockets with taxpayer dollars. Building new roads, interchanges and highways will just enable sprawl and further degrade air quality.
Essay: Sacramento journalist breaks down why Measure A would fund new suburban highways, increase greenhouse gases and super-charge sprawl • Sacramento News & Review
Timely reports from Sacramento News & Review writers on breaking news and big issues.
Measure A, Not OK
A committee of transportation and equity advocates have come together to oppose the Sacramento County Measure A transportation sales tax measure. Measure A, Not OK! The new website is The home page…
How a Sacramento County ballot measure could derail region’s long sought light rail dreams
“Sacramento County voters could sound the death knell of a more transit-oriented future if Measure A receives more than 50% of the vote in November.” — Yousef Baig, The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County transportation tax proposal offers $8.5 billion but risks so much more
“What Steinberg is downplaying — less intentionally than measure proponents — are the consequences of spending the next 40 years hewing to old habits of transportation and land use that have fouled our air, clogged our roads and overheated our planet.” — Yousef Baig, The Sacramento Bee
SACOG analysis of Measure A
“SACOG’s analysis of the proposed transportation tax initiative in Sacramento County projects the region would likely fall short of meeting its state-mandated … reduction target … This would jeopardize the region’s ability to compete for state transportation and housing funding programs.”
Elk Grove News Minute Podcast – Measure A is a Trojan Horse | Elk Grove Daily News
Sacramento County voters are being asked to approve an $8.3 billion tax hike this fall. Who are the real beneficiaries? Listen Time 1 Minute
League of Women Voters: Opposition to Measure A
“We urge that it be rejected for the following reasons: regional planning process is lacking, suburban sprall follows the connector, automobiles are favored over other means of transportation, regional transit could be compromised, GHG reductions are threatened, SACOG is mitigating when planning in needed, sales tax lead to inequitable costs, and public participation is lacking”
Queer Democrats of Sacramento urge a “no” vote on Measure A
“Measure A is an unfair, regressive sales tax that will promote sprawl development, worsen our greenhouse gas emissions, make it harder to achieve our climate goals, and will prioritize driving and car-centered projects rather than smart transit-oriented, climate-friendly investments. No on Measure A, it’s not ok!”