VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE MEASURE OCONTRA COSTA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
CONTRA COSTA TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT MEASURETo repair and maintain local streets and roads; improve traffic flow,bicycle, pedestrian and driver safety; and improve public transportationefficiency; shall a local vehicle registration fee of ten dollars beestablished in Contra Costa with expenditures subject to strict monitoringand with all revenues staying in Contra Costa?
COUNTY COUNSEL’S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OFVEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE MEASURE O
California law provides that a countywide transportation planningagency, to fund transportation-related projects and programs, mayimpose a fee of up to $10 (ten dollars) on the registration or renewal of amotor vehicle registered in the county, with the approval of a majority of voters voting at an election for that purpose.The Board of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority hasadopted a resolution proposing a fee of $10 (ten dollars) on theregistration or renewal of motor vehicles registered in Contra CostaCounty. The fee would be in addition to the existing registration or renewal fee paid on motor vehicles registered in the County. The feewould be paid on all motor vehicles except those vehicles that areexpressly exempted under the Vehicle Code from the payment of registration fees. If the measure proposed by the Contra CostaTransportation Authority is passed by voters, the fee will be imposed oneach annual motor vehicle registration or renewal of registrationoccurring on or after six months following the adoption of the measure bythe voters. The fee would be paid in perpetuity unless later terminatedby voters.The ballot measure states that the proceeds of the fee will beused to “repair and maintain local streets and roads; improve traffic flow,bicycle, pedestrian and driver safety; and improve public transportationefficiency.” The Board of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority hasadopted an expenditure plan allocating the revenue from the fee totransportation-related programs and projects. The expenditure planstates that 71 percent of the funds generated by the fee would beallocated to local road improvement and repair, 21 percent of the fundswould be allocated to transit for congestion relief, and 8 percent of thefunds would be allocated to pedestrian and bicycle access and safety,after administrative costs are deducted. Proceeds from the fee may be