Should the sales and use taxes raised from the sale or lease of motor vehicles be permanently allocated to specific transportation projects?
Reallocates 30% of certain state revenues collected on motor vehicle sales or leases from the General Fund to the Traffic congestion Relief and Safe School Bus Trust Fund. Allocates money for transportation programs including: highway expansion, specific freeway interchange improvements, mass transit improvements, purchasing buses, and expanding light and commuter rail. Provides funds for environmental enhancement, transportation impact mitigation programs, and transportation safety programs. Allocates money to 45 specific projects and for remainder specifies distribution percentages, restricts fund uses, and provides accountability measures.
About $460 million in 2002-03 and $950 million in 2003-04, increasing annually thereafter, for state and local transportation-related purposes.
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- Thirty percent of the
General Fund revenues generated
from the sales tax on the lease and
sale of motor vehicles could be
used only for state and local
instead of being available for
programs funded by the General
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- These revenues would continue to
be available for General Fund
supported programs rather than
only for state and local
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 51:
- YES on 51 dedicates EXISTING
vehicle sales taxes to repair unsafe
roads and highways, replace unsafe
school buses, and make walk paths
to school safer for children.
Includes tough audit requirements.
Endorsed by California Transit
Association, Lung Association,
Nurses Association, Safe Kids
Network, firefighters, and Police
Chief Arturo Venegas.
Full Text of Argument In Favor,
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 51:
- In a time of continuing budget
deficits, Proposition 51 adds
$1 billion to the deficit every year
for special interest projects. It gives
your tax dollars to campaign
contributors, not California's
priorities. Don't force cuts in vital
services or require tax increases.
Vote NO ON 51!
Full Text of Argument Against,
- Contact FOR Proposition 51:
- Eddy Moore
YES on 51--Citizens for
926 J Street #612
Sacramento, CA 95814
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 51:
- David Kersten
California Tax Reform
926 J Street, Suite 710
Sacramento, CA 95814
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