Community Voices

A large sign opposing Measure B, displayed at the corner of Sylvan and Stock Ranch roads. // CH Sentinel

Guest Opinion: Here’s what they’re not telling you about Measure B

By Debra Desrosiers, Vice-Chair
‘Don’t Double The Tax – No on Measure B’
By now you’ve probably received some very slick mailings from Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) telling you about the fabulous improvements they have planned for your roads. Many of these mailers are being paid for by Measure A money. What is Measure A? Measure A is the half-cent sales tax you are already paying for roads. Since 2009, Measure A has collected over $669,000,000 of our money to pay for roads and transit services. Last year, Measure A collected over $109,000,000 from us. How are your roads looking? How is your bus service in Citrus Heights?

Measure B has been carefully crafted by politicians to collect an additional half-cent sales tax from you for 30 YEARS to go towards roads and transit…

by · October 15, 2016 · Community Voices
File photo, road work construction sign.

Guest Opinion: Citrus Heights needs Measure B to plan for the future

By Mel Turner, Citrus Heights Councilman–
When you cast your vote, whether you do it by mail or at the ballot box, it is critical that you find Measure B and mark ‘Yes.’ Our Department of General Services in Citrus Heights has done a great job using what funding is available to maintain our roads, but Citrus Heights still has a large backlog of streets that get worse every year because we do not have adequate funding for their maintenance.

Streets begin to deteriorate the minute they are put into use and there are 235 miles of roads in Citrus Heights alone.

by · October 15, 2016 · Community Voices