All in on SMART

Posted on February 17, 2020 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The Greenbelt Alliance is urging residents of Sonoma and Marin counties to support the SMART sales tax renewal by voting yes on Measure I on March 3. If passed, Measure I will renew the existing one-quarter cent sales tax to fund the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) for another 30 years.

Why vote yes on Measure I?

Greenbelt Alliance favors a fare structure that makes it easier for people of all incomes to ride the train. And how about following BART”s lead on requiring affordable housing for development along the SMART line?

We need to build stronger links on the ground between jobs, homes for all and transportation to forge more vibrant communities where people can easily walk, bike or take transit to jobs, schools and shops. This takes vision and a long view just like any good investment.

Now, SMART is at a crossroads. Measure I is critical not just to SMART’s future, but to the entire North Bay and the next generation. Greenbelt Alliance is all in on SMART and voting yes on Measure I.

– Teri Shore, Regional Director, Greenbelt Alliance

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