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New SLO County sales tax measure could make the November ballot 

March, 14th, 2024

SLO County residents could see a transportation sales tax on general election ballot if [SLOCOG] votes to pass a countywide self-help sales tax measure and transportation investment plan....FULL STORY


Proposed 1/2-cent sales tax would fund road repairs in San Luis Obispo County

March, 5th, 2024

How does $700 million toward local road repair and maintenance sound? Probably pretty good, but where would that money come from?...FULL STORY

The Tribune

SLO County’s Traffic is Getting Worse.

Is a New Sales Tax the Key to Easing Congestion? | Opinion

September, 26th, 2023

Voters in San Luis Obispo County may get another chance to pass a half-cent sales tax increase to fund highway improvements and other transportation projects...FULL STORY


[SLOCOG] is Looking Into a 0.5% Sales Tax Increase for Roads

September, 19th, 2023

The average miles per gallon of vehicles has roughly doubled over the last 30 years, and while that’s good for the environment. There may be some unintended consequences...FULL STORY


SLO County Considering a New Sales Tax That Could Generate $35 Million a Year

September, 11th, 2023

The San Luis Obispo County Council of Governments (SLOCOG), says the county could face a $2.3 billion deficit for transportation projects in 23 years...FULL STORY

The Tribune

New SLO County Sales Tax Could Raise $35 Million a Year for Transportation Projects

September, 11th, 2023

The sales tax would create a dedicated funding stream for transportation projects, which can be used to bolster applications for those state grants...FULL STORY

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