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With SF's 11th-hour vote, three-county sales tax measure to fund Caltrain can go before voters

Original post made on Aug 8, 2020

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an eighth-cent sales tax measure for the November election to fund Caltrain during a special meeting Friday -- the last agency needed to place the measure on the ballot.

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Posted by Ok
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 8, 2020 at 2:50 pm

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Yep, another problem-another sales tax. What do you expect from the moronic government.


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Posted by Rossta
a resident of Waverly Park
on Aug 10, 2020 at 6:11 pm

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I love Caltrain. I sure don't want it to go bankrupt and fail.
However, a regressive sales tax that hits lower income people harder than the affluent commuters on the train is the worst solution I can think of.
Raise fares or take it out of general fund.
No to more sales tax increases.


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Posted by Otto_Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 11, 2020 at 2:33 pm

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I've seen estimates that trains are running at 5% capacity.

Might as well be empty at that point. Why are we running (mostly) empty trains?

If this were a business they'd have to close.

I don't think you could raise the rates enough to pay for itself anyway.

Shut it down.. bring it back when we have a vaccine.

Hard choices aren't even here yet folks. "Do we need Caltrain?" is not a hard question.


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Posted by sula
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 12, 2020 at 8:28 am

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Let the large employers pay for their commuter train, and don't raise our taxes


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