VIA, Mayor agree on plan to use 1/8 cent sales tax for economic recovery, then transportation

  • Date: 07/16/2020

Voters would be asked to approve first using the sales tax for a workforce development/economic opportunity program before permanently shifting it to transportation funding. The details of the ballot initiatives are still being sorted out, but the two sides hope to get the plan onto the Nov. 3 ballot.

“By working together, we have crafted a plan for recovering from the economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has dramatically changed our community’s employment landscape,” Nirenberg said. “This approach will prepare San Antonians for jobs with a future while ensuring the long-term health of our transit system.”

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