The Sacramento City Clerk's Office says landowners within the Sacramento Streetcar project zone appear to have voted to support Measure S, a $4 million per year assessment.
With about three-quarters of the ballots returned, nearly 80 percent of parcel owners with the Sacramento Streetcar Facilities District support the assessment.
Passage of the Sacramento Streetcar Community Facilities District is an integral step toward completing the federal funding requirements.
“The streetcar project is critical to Sacramento and West Sacramento’s enhanced connectivity,” Congresswoman Doris Matsui said. “I look forward to working with all of the stakeholders to see this project to completion.”
“This is another important step forward in making Sacramento a true destination city,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said. “Thank you to Congresswoman Matsui, my colleagues at the City, our friends at SACOG, and to all of our partners who have worked to create this exciting new opportunity for our residents and visitors.”
"Our streetcar project is on track to bring new mobility options to Downtown, Midtown, and West Sacramento,” Councilmember Steve Hansen said. “I’m thankful to the area’s property owners for their financial commitment to transit. Onward!"
The tax is to be levied only if the streetcar project is built.
Designs call for a two mile circuit between West Sacramento and Sacramento.
The total project is expected to cost $200 million.
The Downtown/Riverfront Streetcar project is a joint effort of the City of Sacramento, the City of West Sacramento, Sacramento Regional Transit, and Yolo Transportation District with the support of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, the region’s transportation planning agency.