In approving Measure A back in 2000, Santa Clara County voters entrusted the Citizens Watchdog Committee, comprised of fellow community members, with overseeing its expenditures to ensure sales tax dollars are spent as intended by the ballot. The CWC fulfilled its ballot-defined duties and, after thorough and careful consideration, concluded that 2000 Measure A tax dollars were spent in accordance with the intent of the Measure for the FY 2019 period.
In November 2000, Santa Clara County voters approved Measure A, a 30-year, half-cent sales tax for specific public transit capital improvement projects and operations. In its 13th year, VTA has achieved significant results toward meeting Measure A goals including:
- Extending BART to Milpitas, San Jose and Santa Clara
- Improved Bus Service in Major Corridors
- Extended Light Rail from Downtown San Jose to the East Valley
Article submitted by the VTA Office of the Board Secretary